From Hammamet with love

"In this work, I intervened on a short sequence of a video picked from YouTube and then I integrated it in a picture of postcard. The video was taken by Tunisian migrants during the crossing. We can see a boat full of men, one of them is standing on the front and doing a sign, I tried to sublimate the scene by adding, manually, sorts of light points like a starry sky and by repeating the man gesture in a loop. After that, the migrants sequence is affixed to a postcard representing Hammamet, the most important Tunisian seaside resort. By this 'collage' I wanted to play with the multiple facets of the Tunisian economic and politic context." –Yesmine Ben Khelil

 

*Video courtesy of Yesmine Bel Khelil