Zineb Sedira represents France at the 59th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venzia with a film installation titled “Les rêves n’ont pas de titre (Dreams have no titles)”. Zineb Sedira has transformed the French Pavilion into a film studio, blurring the boundaries between fiction and reality.
Official description: “Zineb Sedira’s film installation investigates the drive to make militant films in the 1960s and ’70s, a testament to the cultural partnerships forged in the past between the two sides of the Mediterranean. Zineb Sedira has transformed the French Pavilion into a film studio, blurring the boundaries between fiction and reality, between personal and collective memory. The artist employs the cinematic processes such as the remake and the mise en abyme and finds inspiration in numerous film genres. In the background, she shines the spotlight on the film Les Mains libres, realized by the Italian director Ennio Lorenzini in 1964; for this project, she found and restored the reels of this first Italian–Algerian coproduction. A French artist with a plural identity, Zineb Sedira has constructed her work on a personal journey spanning France, the United Kingdom, and Algeria. For this new project she has teamed up with a curatorial team made up of Yasmina Reggad and the duo Sam Bardaouil and Till Fellrath.”
Zineb Sedira: Les rêves n’ont pas de titre (Dreams have no titles) / French Pavilion at Venice Art Biennale 2022. Venice (Italy), April 25, 2022.
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