As if the Sea Indeed Was a Bottomless Reservoir of Well Preserved Anachronisms, 2014

Two-channel film installation. Two 16mm film projections on the same translucent self-standing screen, black and white, silent, 1'11" and 48" loops respectively, red wall.
Variable dimensions

In an exercise of reversed obsolescence, the two films in the installation were re-filmed from digital files, to reconstitute their materiality and later dissolve into the single screen. One is a fragment of László Moholy-Nagy‘s Impressionen vom alten Marseiller Hafen (Vieux port), 1929, which playfully shows the Transbordeur Bridge and the other is a newsreel from 1944 which presents the same bridge‘s demolition. Both collide on both sides of a translucid screen producing a continuous aleatory third image in what Moholy-Nagy coined as "Poly-cinema."

The bridge, dominating our vision, once a symbol of modernity, was the last thing refugees would see leaving Europe before its destruction in 1944.

Documentation of the work at the exhibition Ce que raconte la solitude at La Friche la Belle de Mai, Marseille, France, 2014


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