Les déplacements internes - Film - 2010

présenté dans le cadre de l'exposition Panorama 12


The background of my childhood partly explains the course of my thinking and the direction my work and research has taken. Born of parents of different cultures and languages, I have often been confronted with the idea of identity. The "Les déplacement internes" project is a documentary based on animated analogical photographs, with an original sound track. The title means "internal displacement", in Russian and Rumanian. The United Nations use this terminology to describe the phenomena of people displaced in their own country because of conflicts or natural disasters. The main sites of internal displacement are in multicultural territories such as the Balkans, the Caucuses, South East Asia and Sri Lanka. Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, the countries that have become independent are asking questions about their identity. Twenty years later, this search for identity still constitutes an important problem and entering the European Union doesn't necessarily stabilize the situation. The Transnistrie, an enclave zone between Moldavia and the Ukraine, is de facto an independent, unrecognised state, situated within the territory of the Republic of Moldavia. This entity is not recognised for its identity nor politically by any country of the international community, not even by Russia, which, however, stations sections of its 14th Army division to prevent Moldavia from taking control of the region. Transnistrie has become a region of internal displacement. This photographic project is a documentary made in an autonomous country without a recognised border, without a defined identity. J-Ch.C.



Le Fresnoy - Studio national des arts contemporains, Tourcoing