The  Fables of la Fontaine 5
the fountaine ~ Adrien Sina 2007
In the less-favored neighborhoods, at the corner of each block, a simple pump – a fountain – provides a large part of the city with drinking water. Only women or girls submit themselves to the drudgery of water-bearing... unoccupied men pass in the street ; no glance is exchanged... These parallel worlds run alongside each other without any encounter...
Yet women know how to transform this drudgery into a moment of socialization, of relaxation, of end-of-day exchanges, confidences and complicity. Their precise, controlled gestures, their proud and graceful bearing, transform the age-old act of water-carrying into a pure aesthetic ritual.

video 16/9, 03:08 min, Bamako (Mali), 2007

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Farafin a ni Toubabou - black and white ethical projects

Adrien Sina

Artist and theoretician Adrien Sina presents a compilation of film works and documentation taken from performances, instruction pieces and videos from 2005-2007.

This dvd contains eight works made on location in France, UK and Mali and reflects aspects of Sina's interests in ethics, human rights and political representations through participatory practices.

A full colour brochure to accompany the DVD can be downloaded here.

Adrien Sina and Live Art Development Agency, 2009, DVD-PAL, 40 minutes.

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