"The opening of Christian Lebrat's video, V1 (Tourbillons), fades in with a torrent of staccato sounds while the screen fills with a play of light
reflections and raindrops on a watery surface. This scene is sustained, holding my attention on the details of this maelstrom long enough for me
to grasp the patterning of rain as the central focus of the video. It is from here that I am able to enter the piece. The indexical quality of the
image recedes, and I begin to perceive drawings of light on the surface of the water and surface of the screen. These are transient, delicate,
ephemeral light drawings, which burst forth only to quickly decay. I note that this play of light is akin to the flutter of moths around a flame;
the moth wings briefly catch the light in fan shapes and then disappear into the black of night...."