From France. Lives and works in Paris.
2018 will not take place
“2018 will not take place” is a documentary work produced in Paris between autumn 2016 and a few month ago. A particularly challenging period loaded with social and political reforms, creating different social movements. Activists of the altermondialist movement have had an unprecedented year of protest. Since the state of emergency has been in effect following the attacks of 13 November 2015, these milieus, although unrelated to Islamist movements, have had to face a powerful coercive arsenal. Electronic surveillance (videos, facial recognition systems, listening…) and filing have been widely used against them. To respond to this unprecedented strong repression, this generation wanted to get involved through new forms of political action. Many activists have decided to join the anonymous ranks of the “Black Bloc”. It is around this entity, which is both fascinating in its organization and radical in its methods, that this project revolves around. In reaction to the war, images opposing police forces, demonstrators and the media. But also to our communication supports which mainly promote the diffusion of a unique image. I chose to isolate the elements so that the viewer can synthesize from these fragments a mental image of his own.