You Shall be Citizen*, Exhibition View, 2018

You Shall Be Citizen, 2018
(*Original title: Tu seras citoyen)
HD video, 16:9, 3' 05'', color video, no autoplay, no loop
Installation: red carpet, 3 x 4 m, two wooden socles, 65 x 120 x 55, 65 x 100 x 55, personal laptop, charger
Exhibition view: Hands in the air!**, EAC (Les Halles), Porrentruy, CH, 2018
(**Original title: Haut les mains!)

The exhibition Hands in the air!* follows a logical sequence around a gold leafed wooden panel titled Index, stating ten instructions which underlying principles are to be found dissected within the exhibition through the establishment of a color/material/sound/image lexical field.

The video You Shall Be Citizen* contains images of a trajectory between regions of the Swiss Jura marked by questions of self-determination. Seen through the window of a car, landscapes covered with snow are mounted alongside archive images presenting a borderless European map, against a backdrop of a XXth century selection of songs whose origins are to be found within separatist European countries. The video is not in autoplay mode, nor in a loop, thus asking the viewer for a reflexion towards a subsequent action.

You Shall Be Citizen, 2018, excerpt
(*Original title: Tu seras citoyen)
HD video, 16:9, 3' 05'', color video, no autoplay, no loop