The Fables of la Fontaine
the fountaine 1, washing hands ~ Adrien Sina 2005
I ask passers by to freshen their hands with the water of the fountain. Into the water hands dip and rise, touching the fluid element. Beyond individual practices, unaware beliefs, religious, cultural or superstitious rituals appear, unique each time.
Some white hands play with the water as if it were not a precious element, some others play purification rituals.
Some black hands conserve the rare and precious liquid. There are ritual prayers, gestures repeated a specific number of times, bright beliefs or dark fetishisms...
Carried by people from countries spread all over the Planet, many cultural differences or similarities are revealed through this simple choreography of hands.

video 16/9, 03:08 min, 2005

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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.

© Adrien Sina