LUX Scotland presents: Habiter le Monde + Jungle Alpha Event
Partnering with LUX Scotland, we bring you two films by Mauritanian-Senegalese artist-director Hamedine Kane. The screening is accompanied by an introduction in French by Hamedine Kane followed by a translation in English.
Hamedine Kane (born in 1983 in Ksar, Mauritania) is a Senegalese and Mauritanian artist-director. He lives and works in Brussels and Dakar. For the past two years, his work has focused on the subjects of exile and wandering. His artistic practice evolves in relation to the context in which his work is situated, leading him to take a more acute look at public spaces and to consider them as places where interaction and encounter take place.
Habiter le Monde, or Inhabiting the World, navigates the paths crossed and inscribed by refugees, designed and serendipitous alike: harbours, enclaves, deltas, and borders, spaces transformed into places of desolation and detention. The work draws on ancient and modern mythologies of walking - from pilgrimages and diasporas to flâneurisms and derives - as part of its effect.
In Jungle Alpha, Kane reunites with a long lost childhood friend after hearing him by chance on a French radio station, speaking on a programme to mark Interntational Refugee Day. Both having emigrated from the same small village on the Senegalese-Mauritanian border, the film brings into focus the experience of living in the Calais Jungle as Alpha reveals to his friend the life he has built for himself in this new and sometimes difficult place.
This screening is presented in partnership with LUX Scotland.