The old Rhodiacéta factory in Besançon became an emblematic site after filmmakers including Chris Marker and Jean-Luc Godard collaborated with the workers there for the creation of various films.

Today the site will be demolished in order to create something new. The demolition raises questions: should something be kept, what, how? During this process, the memories that are attached to the site morph and fossilize themselves into different shapes: into architecture, into signs, and into vernacular forms.

This film-essay focuses on the gestures and their meanings, in action, within this crystallization.