Linge sur terrasse (Linen on Terrace)
The idea for this video was conceived at the end of an afternoon in Nador (Morocco) when a very strong wind blew the linen on the washing line. It suddenly appeared to the artist as though a striking crowd was trying to go out of its way; static objects became alive and free. In the film we see the dance-like movements of the linen fighting against the wind – a metaphor of those who search to escape the condition which is determined by their history. Nador is a city of transit, the border which separates Africa from Europe, therefore serving as a destination for a large number of sub-Saharan African immigrants who arrive with a dream of a new start. Most of them settle down in the city geographically separated from Europe by a thread of an indispensable border.