A selection of what Sylvain George considers “petites formes”, excerpts from a series of intervention films or “contre-feux”.
Europe année 06 (Fragments Ceuta), 21’
“Rimbaud/Genet/Buñuel/Rossellini/Pasolini... A group of Algerian teenagers survive in an abandoned ware-house in Ceuta, waiting to reach Europe. A certain idea of youth is at stake. Of youth as migration, and of migrations as the spring that occurs every new year. The spring or the awakening of sexes as would say Pasolini, the art of encounter and a vagabond heart, forcing Europe and the established order to reflect on what they are: old (Postures of withdrawal. Self preservation. Fear). You will never be able to escape them anymore.” (SG)
Un homme idéal (Fragments K.), 12’
“A man walks in the city. Paris. Mister K. Just like the 30.000 families who have put their last hope in the circular of S., Mr K. waits and waits and waits... And while he waits, we discover a petrified face, that of French society in state of war...” (SG)