An odyssey, 2015
As part of an invitation for an artistic residency in the Mediterranean, Malik Nejmi shares the crossing of the Strait of Gibraltar with a scientific team and sailors studying climate change and plastic pollution. During this leg (Barcelona-Tangiers crossing), the artist seeks in the intimacy on board to be told about the dreams and the marvellous aspect of the sea journey. This request is translated into a series of black and white video portraits where he films the swinging of each person’s body in a simple cabin on the boat.
The triptych video installation Une Odyssée works to the rhythm of Laurent Durupt’s music (piano, percussion), the poem written and read by Touda Bouanani, and the performance of the invited artists.
Director : Malik Nejmi
Soundtrack : Laurent Durupt
Voice : Touda Bouanani
Coproduction : Galerie Agnès b.
Post production, diffusion : Imagin