Emad Aleebrahim Dehkordi

Phill (1390) - Film - 2011

présenté dans le cadre de l'exposition Panorama 13


Freely adapted from images of a fake video game designed by Gus Van Sant for the two adolescents in the film Elephant (subjective shooting game with weapons), Phill recreates the decor of this game already reconstructed and invents a new beginning and end.

The game created by Gus Van Sant took characters from his previous film (Gerry). In Phill, I used this “mise en abyme” again and integrated it into the scenery of my previous video (1388-Undo), as if it were necessary to reproduce unrelentingly both the work and the act, to imagine the path necessary that leads to cold violence.

Emad Aleebrahim Dehkordi


Le Fresnoy - Studio national des arts contemporains, Tourcoing