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
Read the text by Philippe Bazin Trouer les murs, passer la frontière
Read the text by Nathalie Poisson-Cogez about residencies in Tourcoing