Rachid (from the Safe and Sound Poster Series) 2015

HD single channel color video 3:02 min in loop; 70x125 cm projection on reflective fabric

The work was installed at Grimmuseum, Berlin; Rosenfeld Gallery, Tel Aviv; Propaganda, Warsaw

 

Watch full documentation here.

 

Following the Warhol tradition of screen tests, the person portrayed is challenged by flickering hazard-like lights. Rachid is documented blinking, staring, almost smiling at times. His name mentioned assures us of a presumed origin. The music adjusts with the visuals: occasionally on the police’s side, occasionally on the dancefloor. The projection is screened on a reflective fabric custom made screen: so the strobe lights are not only aimed at the protagonist, but also at one who is watching him.