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[Paris 10e • France]


Escaping, hiding, fighting from the shadows: Opacity, transmission and toxicity


The question at stake here, is to think of the opacity of the body within the political sphere. The action of veiling and unveiling women’s bodies in French Algeria have shown the strategic potentials of the recovering of bodies in the face of the perspective of the occupier. Harun Farocki grasped the interest of this and prolonged the action in 1988 with Images du monde et inscription de la guerre (Images of the world and inscriptions of war), using the film as a rescue space of the fascist and colonial histories of modern Europe. This intervention will consider the contemporary gestures that attempt to escape from police identification, from facial recognition and all forms of summons by light.


More informations on Black Lens

Recorded on the 29th March 2018 at La Colonie.
Concept : Filipa César, Louis Henderson & Olivier Marboeuf
Production : Khiasma in collaboration with Archive Kabinett (Berlin) & Spectre Productions
« Black Lens » is an associated programme of Cinéma du Réel Film Festival at Centre Pompidou.
With the support of the PERSPEKTIVE fund for contemporary art and architecture (an initiative of the Institut français’s Bureau des arts plastiques, supported by the French Ministry of Culture and the Goethe Institut) and Fluxus Art Projects.