Ccile Ravel

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Le Jardin de Jessé (Jesse’s Garden)

started in 2000

Fabric, slides, super 8 loops, super 8 and slide projectors, canvas, speakers, ultraviolet lighting

Various dimensions

A spatial environment evoking a garden of memory and exile. Portraits of my relatives are projected. The plants displayed here are those quoted by several members of my own family who were born in Tunisia and Algeria and by thirty persons from the Algerian and Tunisian community of my town. Their words can be heard throughout the installation and are filtered gradually and turn into insects's sounds. Sound creation by Jean-Marc Manteau. This worked was supported by the City of Nevers and Confluences, by l'APREM and by Région Bourgogne (FAS, FIV).