For months Karin recorded videos of the accordeonist who sat across the street from the windows of her atelier on the border of Parc Montsouris. Apart from a few intervals he sat there for days and weeks in a row playing the same melody on a loop. Repeating the same gestures for hours at a time. 
The accordeonist quickly became part of the small talk in the building. Several times people demanded him to leave, at times he did, to return after a shorter or longer absence.

At some point when the fall had turned into winter it seemed the accordeonist had disappeared altogether. Then on the 14th of november 2015 17:02 u. the day after the Attentats du 13 novembre 2015 there he was again, sitting across the street and playing as if it was just another day. 

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