Giacomo Abbruzzese

Archipel - Film - 2010

présenté dans le cadre de l'exposition Panorama 12


« The problem isn't that of liberty but of escape. » (Gilles Deleuze, Felix Guattari, « Kafka – Toward a minor literature»)

Abed enters Israel illegally by passing under the Wall, through the sewers. He works in a restaurant in the West of Jerusalem. On his day off, Abed decides to go home with a mysterious white box. It is the beginning of a long journey. Abed wanders through a reality that is too much for him, too important for him to accomplish an action that might change it profoundly. The wall is too high. So one slides under. It is an ambiguous, constantly changing reality, which sometimes turns into pure optical and sound situations, where the character is the first spectator, the first to see what there is around. But Abed does not appear very interested in what is happening to him. There is nothing extraordinary in the organisation of the oppression.

Giacomo Abbruzzese


Le Fresnoy - Studio national des arts contemporains, Tourcoing