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L'interrogatoire



L'interrogatoire



2_L'interrogatoire


Conceived for the Critical Reflection program of Les Territoires, En Obscurité explores the key role that darkness plays within the constitution and reception of visual and aural works of art. In order to experiment with the potential and plurality of questions that obscurity raises and refers to, the gallery’s lighting will gradually change from dimness to almost complete darkness. To adapt to this change in light, the works will transform themselves or be adjusted by the artists along the way. The aim is not merely to play with light but rather to present obscurity as an active, functioning component, a material that can be manipulated.
Curated by Aseman Sabet

"Police interrogation" is a video loop of 8 minutes. The screen is placed behind a one-way mirror embedded in the wall. Immersed in the semi-darkness of the beginning of the exhibition, the image is hardly noticeable because of the mirror reflecting the space light. Throughout the exhibition, when the lights decline till the darkness, the image of the video reveals itself. But it gives little to do: in a deeply dark corridor, between some empty moments, a policewoman comes over and over and sometimes stops to watch us with indifference, compassion or amusement.