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