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Anticipation of a Disappearance

Video-installation / 12 channel videos displayed on sanded Plexiglas screens 1m20cm x 70 cm. 9 min loop.

Chicago, 2007

In May 2008, the iconic Chicago Mercantile Exchange “ the Merc” (a Market of Futures), which operated in a century-old system of open-outcry trading, closed and begin operating only by computer. The reason: to adapt to the time and more profitability. Anticipation of a disappearance was completed in December of 2007, as an attempt to memorialize the end of a language. In this case, the loss of its specific sign language and its inherent human interaction. In the world indigenous languages die at high speed, being global economy one of its causes, contradictingly the Merc’s language was dying out of the same logic their own “speakers” defend, the market rules.

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Nadia is the co-founcer of The Windor, an artist run space which promotes multidisciplinary art and experimentation.

Laaventura is the audiovisual production company, created by Laila and Nadia Hotait with the goal of working in film, video-art and documentary with other producers, distributors and creative people.

High noon in eternity      |      The air is heavier than a horse
Wekalet nehna      |      From this world to the next one
You are here for a reason      |      The night between Ali and I
A glance and I thought it was a greeting      |      La chose
commence ici      |      Flying fence      |      Preferring the fleeting
happiness on earth      |      Half broken hearted half in love
The connivance of watching Birds      |      You know who I am
Oum in three movements      |      Besides the sea      |      Friction
58 Degrees      |      Anticipation of a disappearance
Inheritance      |      The south is back