With this title – referring to a famous James Bond movie but also to the secret files of the FBI – the FRAC Nord-Pas de Calais in Dunkerque, France, presents a selection of videos or film-related works belonging to its collection. These seven works reflect the philosophy which defines its new programme, launched when Hilde Teerlinck became director of this institution in September 2006: it aims to discover young artists, who make sensitive and strong statements concerning the society we live in. Authors who aren’t afraid to tackle issues with a clear socio-cultural or political impact.
The chosen pieces are reflections on the « human condition », on the place we occupy and the role we play in today’s society. Does the past still affect our life? Do themes like sex, violence, immigration, anorexia or control still remain taboo?
Curated by: Hilde Teerlinck, director of the FRAC Nord-Pas de Calais
L.A.Raeven, born 1971 in Heerlen, NL. Lives and works in Amsterdam.
Love knows many faces, 2005 (5′ 30″)
Dmitri Makhomet, born 1975 in a village in the former SU.
Malye Azerki (16′) was produced in 2006 by Le Fresnoy, France.
Javier Téllez, born 1969 in Valencia, Venezuela. Lives in New York.
One flew over the void, 2005 (11′ 30″)
Anna Klamroth was born 1975 in (East) Berlin, where she lives and works.
Sportfrei, 1999 (16 mm film transferred to DVD, 13′)
Deimantas Narkevicius was born in 1964 in Utena, Lithuania. He lives and works in Vilnius.
Disappearance of a Tribe, 2005, (10′)
Ellen Cantor, grew up in the 1970s in Detroit, USA. She works in London.
John Cussans, born in Yorkshire, UK.
Whitby Weekender Dance Lesson, 2006 (11′)
Margot Zanni, born 1971 in Ettiswil, Switzerland. Lives and works in Zurich.
Double Take, 2005 (slideshow of 30 photos)