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of CLERMONT Albert

FRANCE, 2007, 00:55:38

Production : Avec le soutien de l'Atelier Vidéo Art Plastique, Avec le soutien du CRRAV (Région NPDC), CLERMONT Albert
Genre : Creative documentary, Portrait
Keyword : Africa, Interactivity, Photographs, Portrait

Summary :
Interviews with Salia Malé

This portrait of Salia Malé has been made during two interviews : on April the 30th, 2005 and January the 3rd, 2007. The first meeting concerns the sense of the image, the distance between the cultures, the relation with foreign countries… Actually, the social rules that govern and distinguish the man of the North and the man of the South. The second meeting is in two parts. The first part is about the status that, by the soothsayer Bamanan, his photographic portrait is taking, as one of the elements of his social work. The second part concerns the “ant-hill” as a symbolic place, as a place of cultural practices : altar of collective and individual sacrificial ritual.

At the Mali, in summer 2002, I started to carry out portraits : artists, gallery managers, art students… I realized that a form should be found to the words I was hearing over there. These words had been stolen, deviated, caricatured… this way reproducing behaviours of authority and submission of which we know well the negative extensions. A fix shot and a minimal sound recording, with a mike and a sober editing. This is derisory, but, actually, the essential is there. I am convinced I have took the right decision. This constraint became a positive asset.

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Original language : french
Original format : video
Aspect ratio : 4/3
Chroma : Couleur
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