PARTIR

2005. Video installation. 

Commissioned by the Cultural Area of the Bethune city hall, France.

Partir is the result of several months of meetings with the residents of a building on the Avenue du Mont Liébaut in Béthune, a building that will be demolished as part of a project to rehabilitate the neighborhood. 
During these meetings, that took place in the homes of the habitants, all of the aspects of the obligation to leave were evoked. Desires, solidarities, difficulties, conflicts and hopes weave the words of the video installation, in which the sound part is the summary of these conversations. Their decision to show themselves in their own home is also a challenge to this uncertain future, which demands an improvement on the form that the residents of the Avenue du Mont Liébaut building have managed to give to their current daily life. 

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