Objets de grève; Produits de Palestine; Documents

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  • France
  • 2002
Jean-Luc Moulène shows photos from the series Documents: Produits de Palestine, Documents: Objets de grève and Documents. With the products that he has selected with care and photographed against a monochrome background, Moulène infiltrates and `dirties' dominant advertising and media strategies. Slight exaggeration in the aesthetics and lighting exposes the random nature of advertising rhetoric: from the product as subject to propaganda for all kinds of things. Moulène's photographs are not only to be found in exhibition spaces, but also on billboards or in magazines between advertising campaigns. In these surroundings, he tries to emphasise the dulling of photography. In his hands, both photography and products seem to have become pointless and redundant. On show in Witte de With.
Director
Jean-Luc Moulène
Country of production
France
Production Year
2002
Festival Edition
IFFR 2003
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International title
Strike Objects; Products of Palestine; Documents

Programme

TRUE STORIES Installaties

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A non-realizable Film (partial views)

A non-realizable Film (partial views)

How can we comprehend the reality of a female political prisoner, shaped as we are by the media in our view of the world, without resorting to sentimentality or rigidity? How can we understand our own freedom in relation to that of hers? How can we see these two realities in relation to each other? How can we approach them? Alejandra Riera has worked since 1995 on a continuous investigation focusing on cultural differences and the political implications of media registration. Riera regards visual work as the place where more or less unfocused research provides knowledge and autonomous procedures. She regards her investigations as collective projects. In January 2001, together with Doina Petrescu, she founded the `association (des pas)', a place for social and political investigation and for cross fertilisation between art and architecture. Together, they have participated in Documenta XI, where they presented Fîlmekî ku mirov nikare bikisîne - A Non-realisable Film.

Alejandra Riera
  • France

IFFR 2003