In 2010, the Fralib, workers of Gémenos, fought against the closure of their factory when it belonged to the multinational company Unilever. The site, declared unprofitable and subject to relocation to Poland, was to cease operations. United, the Fralib fought hard for 1336 days – more than three and a half years – physically and legally to counter this closure and take over the factory as a cooperative. They will win in 2014.
The SCOP is still on its feet to this day.

From a field work started in 2018 and conducted over the long term, I was able to collect sounds in this industrial environment and build close relationships with the people who work there. Their trajectories have come to build a singular collective destiny in industrial history.

By tapping into this high-intensity soil, by conducting field interviews, I wanted to give a personal reading of a history rooted in struggle and emancipation.

Premiered at the 2021 Futura Festival, retaken at Wavelength 2022.
Next broadcast: March 26, 2022, with acousmonium in-situ in the factory (Biennale des Écritures du Réel), in partnership with Radio Grenouille.