LIMES - VOYAGES DE FRONTIÈRE
Under the Roman Empire, the limes corresponded to both a fortified - natural or artificial - limit or pathway that leads to new territories to conquer. Today, if capital, goods and services move freely on a global scale, many people are bounded by boundaries shaped by historical, political, economical, or cultural matters. Limes - Voyages de frontière is a selection of videos from the collection of Argos in which we travel in order to understand how the dividing line between ici et ailleurs - here and there, home and abroad - is perceived, represented and questioned.
Works presented as a screening program in loop:
Pieter Geenen – relocation
2011, 23'30", color, English running titles, sound.
Sofie Benoot - Fronterismo
2007, 40', color, English and Spanish spoken, English subtitles.
Herman Asselberghs - Capsular
2006, 24', color, English spoken.
Sarah Vanagt - Begin Began Begun
2005, 37'57", color, Dutch, French, Kinyarwanda and Swahili spoken, French subtitles.
Works on monitor:
Shelly Silver – Former East / Former West
1994, 62', color, English and German spoken, English subtitles.
Till Roeskens - Vidéocartographies: Aïda, Palestine
2009, 46', color, Arabic spoken, French subtitles.
Unfinished Histories is a programme initiated by Maria Iorio & Raphaël Cuomo in collaboration with Médiathèque - Fonds d’art contemporain de la Ville de Genève (FMAC) that takes the archives and the collection of the Centre pour l'Image Contemporaine [Centre for Contemporary Images, CIC], Geneva, as starting point to reflect on the relationships between past, present and future and between the real and the possible. www.unfinishedhistories.org
- Sat 06.6.2015
11:00 - 18:00
Fonds d’art contemporain
de la Ville de Genève (FMAC)
Rue des Bains 34
1205 Genève - Switzerland