L'AVENIR

2004. Videoinstallation and movie. Projection on a big screen. Image projected on the floor. 23 min, B/W. Ten stereo channels. 

Comissioned by Culture Commune – Scène Nationale du Bassin minier du Pas-de-Calais, with Lille 2004- European Capital of Cultura, European Comunity (Social European Fund), Culture Department (DRAC Nord-Pas de Calais),Regional Council of  Nord-Pas de Calais, General Council du Pas-de-Calais, la Communauté d'agglomération de Lens/Liévin.

The images of a place have different natures. Some of them are born in the memory and fantasy of this or that group of inhabitants; others are carryed by the travelers who have passed through there; the urban development plans, studies of experts, political and social fights, investments of capital give place to others. All of them coexist, between tension and contagion. In the innumerable meetings with the neighbours – who were extremely kind- it looked like if the worry for future - personnel, of the neighbourhood, of the region - was creating a nucleus around which there were gravitating many images and stories.
The recordings done during these months are The Future’s raw material. The major square is the place where the images and voices appear and where the inhabitants of Meurchin can recapture them, after giving them to us, to continue, if they consider it to be suitable, weaving their future.

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