Cohabitations, 2008

Video installation – 11min loop
Tryptic – Video HDCAM – color
Production : Le Fresnoy-Studio National


“In those days, it was common for armed men to come knocking at the doors of a number of homes, demanding a number of documents. According to law, those who could not provide them would be sent back to the lands they came from.
It was thus common that upon seeing them approach, men, women and children would throw themselves out of windows, one after another.”

From ritual patrols blending bodies and machines, Cohabitations groups three night paintings together like an altarpiece, depicting a world in a state of siege haunted by its own ghosts.