Assia Piqueras

Récif - Film - 10min - 2017

présenté dans le cadre de l'exposition panorama 19


Three voices, flanking an infinity of bricks. Their ages are different. They shaped themselves throughout a series of interviews led with the inhabitants. "What do you see when you stand at the window ?" They gaze toward color, where the road begins – a place of thirst –, in the desert or in the sea. Three times has the road hit that architectural reef, the paradigm of some modernity – once radiant, soon written off – referred to as a housing block. Here, the speaking effort stands right at the commissure of documentary and poetry.

Assia Piqueras

She is a Paris-Nanterre anthropological & documentary cinema and École Normale Supérieure (Paris) graduate, and a member of the GRAF (Film Anthropology Research Group). Her cinematographic practice takes the shape of an attempted alloy, that of the documentary material and writing. Her films – hybrid creatures – gaze toward the word and upon the world, striving to strip themselves.


Le Fresnoy - Studio national des arts contemporains, Tourcoing