2010, Wed, Jun 30

Stranger

© Phillip Warnell

© Phillip Warnell

Phillip WARNELL: Outlandish: étranges corps étrangers | exp. doc | 35mm, hdv | color | 20:00 | UK, F 2009
Vianney LAMBERT: Le meilleur âge | doc | dv | | 09:30 | F 2007
Bouchra KHALILI: Mapping Journey #1 | Video | dv | color | 04:30 | Marocco/France 2008
Bouchra KHALILI: Mapping Journey #2 | Video | dv | color | 03:00 | Marocco/France 2008
GIL & MOTI: Nasser | Video | dv | color | 07:08 | Israel 2009
Galina MYZNIKOVA, Sergey PROVOROV: Otchajanie | Video | dv | b/w | 29:50 | Russia 2008

Phillip WARNELL films the philosopher Jean-Luc Nancy after his transplant experience, meditating on the history and integrity of his body and on the foreigner travelling from one river bank to the other, strange body stranger. Vianney LAMBERT retraces the anonymous narrative of an exiled young man. Bouchra KHALILI confronts the real life experience of immigration with the flatness of geographic maps and uncovers another map of Africa – made of the misunderstanding that burdens this continent which “have not been sufficiently represented in history”. Gil & Moti act on the border between public and private, in the spheres of art and society, dealing with themes of integration and exclusion. Galina MYZNIKOVA et Sergey PROVOROV film a handful of men in a snow-covered landscape who test their physical force against nature’s. United side by side, they extract themselves from this hostile environment through a sort of hesitant ballet, a strange choreography. The film intitled “Despair “ (Otchajanie), describes the mechanisms of a world governed by crows.