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Opus Incertum

16/9, 18 min

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The film Opus Incertum examines the theme of the 'border', 'wall', 'frontier' or 'barrier'. The work was made during a residency in the Tourcoing district known as La Bourgogne from June to September 2013. The film is a fascinating and disturbing exposé of a community that has literally been marginalised, placed within a fortress, but also keeping itself within that fortress (a Redoubt) on the edge, on the border, out of the way; the community, living by means of a parallel economy now wards off mainstream society and is wary of prying eyes or interference.

Clare Smith and Joanna Jones (Dover Arts Development), 2013




Graphic Design : Bruno Souêtre 

Read the text by Philippe Bazin Trouer les murs, passer la frontière

Read the text by Nathalie Poisson-Cogez about residencies in  Tourcoing