Teaser of the video piece


 With a resolutely provocative and humorous tone my project explore the mouvement, identities, memories and colonialism through the eyes of the generation born after the war and independence of Algeria. The final output will be a mixed-media audiovisual piece made by current digital photographs, archives, clips and sounds where both cities will be mixed, without knowing exactly where we are or who we're talking about, guided by my own family history and my voice. 

HISTORY/STORY

Overlay of an old colonial map showing Algeria as a part of the French territory with a mental map , drawn by Reina, my mother about her memories of the neighborhood where she grew up in Oran and the war.

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From a conflictive memory and a land of contradictions :


Family memories made of neighbors and street corners.

Memories of war, full of screams and blood;

Rebellious memories seeking a shared decolonial future after 130 years of French colonialism.

ORAN, ARGENTINA - Ramon Pizzaro, who founded the city of New Oran in 1794,in Argentina

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BAGNEUX, FRANCE - Portait of Reina, my mother

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CARTAGENA, SPAIN -  Blurry view from Cartagena, where my family comes from, looking in Oran, Algeria direction just on the other side of the sea.

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MARSEILLE, FRANCE - Self portrait with blond hair and a mediteranean light. 

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"YOU WERE HERE"

An old picture of my mother house ( on the left) in the spanish and popular neighborhood of Orán, called Echkmul, close to the " plaza de toros". The house desapeared today.

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BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA
1962. THE END.

1962 is the end of the war in Algeria and the year of the Independance, but not the end of violence and massacres. Few days after my family left, a massacre happened in their city. I took this picture in a slum in Buenos Aires where I was working. The appearance of this date and bloodstain-like paint stains froze me and are part of these flashbacks I’m working on. Buenos AIres, 2020

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ORAN, ARGENTINA - view of Guemes monument, hero of the independance

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PARIS, FRANCE - SWEET BLOODY MEMORIES

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BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA Map of France is the old soldiers unions in Buenos Aires, Argentina

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BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA -  My mum and I

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