The Fables of la Fontaine
the fountaine 2, couples ~ Adrien Sina 2005
I ask the couples, real or coming together just for the occasion, to make a pause in their walk through the village, to remove their shoes, and to relax in the water of the fountain. Then I ask them to improvise or to invent an intersubjective language of communication with their feet.
A whole gamut of behaviour is displayed, from devouring love to intense shyness. The energy of the couple in love is reflected in the imaginative quality of their games and their complicity.
The mute language of feet can reveal better than words the state of their love story, the success of their inter-racial relationship, especially between couples of different nationalities whom I asked to take part; hence the play between different skin-colors.

video 16/9, 02:48 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.

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