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You are here for a reason

1 channel video-installation / 2012-15 / 15 min loop

+ Metal Structure, 4m x 3m (6 steel pieces of 1,5m x 1,8)

Installation view
Installation view
Video still
Video still
Installation view
Installation view
Installation view

This installation revolves around how we position ourselves in a territory, as the sky becomes territory through missions in space and open skies treaties, negotiating its poetic meaning as a space and its geopolitical implications.

The video is made up from skies of over 30 aviation space conquest and war films. I have carefully chosen those scenes in which the sky has a predominant role, usually scenes of jet combats, and introduction to flight, beginnings and endings. I have cut out the elements that were not sky through geometric shapes, keeping the original sound, negotiating different logics for creating a new narrative.

The video projection is silhouetted against the wall creating continuous negative / positive spaces.

It creates an open reading, both narrative and special.

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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