PHOTOS of Tour

 Photos from the biginning of the Tour until Grece…

February 18 – 19 – The best spot in Thessaloniki : Kamara
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February 13 to 16 – Istambul

_MG_3066333_MG_3172_MG_3173_MG_3177_MG_3138Sultanahmet area_MG_3222_MG_3217_MG_3211_MG_3198_MG_3196_MG_3226_MG_3237On the bridge_MG_3155_MG_3160_MG_316510959761_346408632217082_3100547966902054294_n_MG_3109The first thing I saw arriving in Taksim place…is not me!_MG_3034222IMG_2169Ok, I’ll make some infidelity tonight to go to Istambul some days without my ambulance!

At the border they didn’t accept that I pass with my ambulance…because is an ambulance! …I can tell you now…I’m a palestinian clandestin ambulance in Europe and i looks like turkish!IMG_2142_MG_2970And i saw her who came back injuried from Syria…IMG_2146IMG_2145IMG_2146

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February 11 – Alexandroupolis by night10959722_345935482264397_6060076848435379393_n

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Dur, dur, aux frontières turques!IMG_2123Today I couldn’t pass the border to go to Istanbul for some reasons who have nothing to see with all the questions they asked me all the time in europeans borders…: « you can’t bring 3 screens in your car!…as you are alone you are allowed to bring one screen! »…I explained the project and they asked me some official paper to have 3 screens for this project…so I went back and followed my road by Grece…

Tomorrow I’ll try another border with only one screen._MG_2834IMG_2130IMG_2137IMG_2135_MG_2840_MG_2855_MG_2919

February 10 – I accross Bulgaria_MG_2747_MG_2753_MG_2673

February 8, 9 – Bucarest

The aesthétic of the Gates in Romania!10984272_345258502332095_5471332778503266812_n1654359_345258568998755_4493340194541553089_n10959885_345258352332110_2694447288596045328_n10955766_345258392332106_5301551223221162758_n10922448_345258642332081_3251982279021319237_n10603613_345258598998752_4774669059606562905_n

February 6, 7 –  Constanta 10355004_344383202419625_4088323450410642748_nYesterday I had a pleasure to meet Cosmin Barzan who works to the civic resource center in Constanta. _MG_2561Frozen Ovide in Constanta1920571_344373779087234_322963297723235781_nwhite black sea10968517_344000305791248_5556176687408858625_n10980716_344223419102270_7012483229893491575_n_MG_2495Drum bun!_MG_2532_MG_2471Sulina984315_343775449147067_7257377175759874867_n1511024_343776689146943_1599950116936924319_n_MG_22801782161_343855385805740_2382737219802899452_n1610873_343855975805681_4353248759995806442_nHot water for Tulcea10858379_343855735805705_64108042049871021_n

It remembers me something10850148_343855622472383_2251283773423527849_n10403489_343855669139045_2751372202634110629_n10425008_343855649139047_3594057172969610779_nFriends around10846107_343749859149626_3996141692290187625_n_MG_217310407613_343748225816456_4269557421873480013_n

February 4 to 6 – On the way to go to the Delta of Donau_MG_2092
« If you go away »  :

http://youtu.be/BufFLELDqqw

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February 1st to 3, Cluj Napoca10955651_342308682627077_3432567440953545167_n10436201_342308765960402_5288421088155588177_n10968300_342308709293741_4834582096572913515_n10352379_342308819293730_4142511944453469605_n10930142_342724152585530_4513750030561133150_n10639543_342724202585525_5988634475177345610_n10958564_342700415921237_8048204484954645355_n
January 30-31 – Baia Mare

The camp of Roms people in Craica, in the other side of  river (invisible wall) …_MG_1540_MG_1543_MG_1551_MG_1548_MG_1552_MG_1583_MG_1557_MG_1569_MG_1574_MG_1588_MG_1594The discrimination wall who surround the area of Horea in Baia Mare22_MG_1730_MG_1733_MG_1731_MG_1646The quick security who surround the Cuprom old fabric, where the Roms live…in Baia Mare…_MG_1727_MG_1669_MG_1666_MG_1717_MG_1711_MG_1715_MG_17001133Dedicace to Matrijaršija
Thanks dear friends…Until the end of my Tour i’ll have a big pleasure to show her in all borders control! (the artist is Nina Bunjevac)_MG_1766_MG_1476_MG_1488_MG_1462_MG_1380_MG_1413_MG_1410_MG_1395_MG_1374

The campaign…

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January 29 – Sighetu Marmatiei_MG_134210435991_340942962763649_6101710506273396733_nIn Tarlungeni the Roms are shared to the others ihabitants by a wall! The Roms are more discriminazed in Romania than the immigrants.1505288_340943606096918_147576451968231351_n10917417_340943832763562_5344321012577435805_n_MG_1177_MG_1161_MG_1149North of Romania10945527_340942349430377_517564575705457687_n1661700_341233052734640_5240946297455921338_n64776_341233039401308_788744149604870429_n_MG_146110930542_341233156067963_6845462641434941033_n_MG_1363_MG_1371

January 28 – Brasov_MG_1275_MG_128010943028_340598062798139_8332752348187840041_n10931543_340598212798124_9131977516583766521_n1549294_340598239464788_7515462982382084836_n10918969_340717179452894_7082277760073969523_o

Today we met Alexandru Popescu in Ploiești!
He’s an incredible activist who started a long walk of 3000km recently from Ploiesti to Brussels to protest against the extraction of gaz of schist in Romania! : https://messagetoeu.wordpress.com/10334360_340586609465951_7293727724545444287_n10168193_340586652799280_6326783668887406295_n

January 22 to 26 – Bucarest

With the broken limousine…

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Back to the « Champs Elysées »…les cerises sur les gateaux10610915_340319219492690_390771505385737970_n10407621_340319499492662_8895039245881496640_n10941014_340319276159351_1694175334090137826_n

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Face to the wall for the eternity?!_MG_0903_MG_0901_MG_0914_MG_0911_MG_0897_MG_0850
Coincidence…Today i was back to the kilometre 0 to meet the artist Christina David_MG_0939_MG_0873
It was a big pleasure to meet today the artist Murival and his 8 dogs in the kilometer 0 in Bucarest ,
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 They are not museums they are banks in Bucarest9010_339473412910604_2557351083430252015_n10926424_339473239577288_1897360456773671804_n10940995_339473142910631_6041126981107548984_n10931447_339168599607752_468309024625740078_nWelcome in Romania10941039_338841542973791_4371288289542275254_nOn the way.._MG_0620603828_338358369688775_2914037112933653245_n_MG_0637_MG_0663_MG_0628_MG_0597_MG_0572_MG_0590_MG_0610_MG_0551_MG_0529_MG_0526January 16 to 21 – Back to BelgradeIMG_1692In another world some planes are waiting in Nicolas Tesla10393765_336670586524220_1306919630566260400_nIMG_174410906504_336671026524176_7432841730578613063_nBurek is life!IMG_1709Look at thatIMG_1716IMG_1718IMG_1720Concrete1461555_338012203056725_7233503689504631464_n_MG_0418_MG_0401_MG_0456_MG_0459_MG_0453January 14, 15 – Timisoara10922843_336157339908878_4975048959548978675_n10906570_336089883248957_3621324822277460027_n10299141_336089963248949_8242950175567621633_n_MG_01421459211_323564764519555_4936849972534791077_nJanuary 13 – Szeged_MG_0098_MG_00231966806_335859319938680_7397395916835865704_n10384661_335839423274003_341784620491084341_nJanuary 10-14 – Budapest1454745_334830173374928_7164744508001414916_n10342887_334830230041589_4560644698494021851_n10931238_334830293374916_6860201854160369415_n10906470_334830313374914_6635424227901900732_nRepetitions or translations?10923551_335560666635212_3591213742384809364_n10590516_335571203300825_4529090292197747686_n10428063_335571383300807_8684147620843020010_nNobody as never think to make a pool museum?10384654_335559936635285_8533260011606066064_nIs not a museum, neither a church, it’s the termal bath of Gellert..10409148_335190030005609_921339159640694049_n9797_335190066672272_3810643960272777658_n« Les Palestiniens aimeraient tant que ceux-ci soient les seuls checkpoints qu’ils aient à passer… »10405637_335195276671751_8851884596473512043_nHungarian style10922803_335198476671431_8932360298989293942_n10917903_335198510004761_4872649516679078771_n…security styles10270399_335362619988350_453237734861724690_n10403251_335362643321681_2275014674344087503_n10801869_335362809988331_6603242102870248590_n10384666_335362729988339_3175375779305352098_n
Acrossing the border of Schengen10690189_334829420041670_5506274547728950318_n10906150_334829453375000_4651431240725010460_n10923608_334829476708331_2161635979861206604_n
January 8-9, 2015 – Subotica

They take what they find to make fire inside the old factory of brick. All they can find on the ground : bin liners, clothes, the wood of the old house beside which seems to collapse slowly. Some of them take 5 or 6 weeks to come from Afganisthan, other take several months. Today they are only a few ten in the old factory, two days ago they were more than hundred. It depends on the cold and on the snow on the border with Bulgaria. If it has snowed, they stay generally blocked there during a few days but if the weather is more clement many arrive in Subotica before trying to cross the Schengen border to enter into the economic Europe. They arrive often by taxi from the city center of Subotica. They have already covered thousand of kilometers, mostly by foot and without maps, sometimes with the help of a GPS, but above all with an obvious instinct of survival.

Here, in Subotica, the serbian policemen steal their money, their mobilephone, their passeports (for those who weren‘t already stolen in Bulgaria or somewhere else). Sometimes the policemen ask them to take off their clothes and burn their jackets…why? Why this inhumanity? Of course, they don‘t make it during the day when helping people bring them food, clothes or others things to survive in this cold but they come every day, sometimes twice and usually at night.

What are these migrants looking for? The war bruise them in Afghanistan (mostly come from Afghanistan, Palestine and Syria) and they are also often mistreated on their way to others countries but all they are doing is asking for a better, an easier life. And we suggest them that in Europe a better life is possible, a life without war. And they have the courage to come here, even by foot, because in fact what are they risking? Nothing worse than what they knew at their home…

Mourad tells me that it isn’t so cold today (it’s minus 1° or 2°), moreover they stand outside with others.

_MG_9327_MG_9300_MG_9226111_MG_9232A flashy one in the center_MG_9367YUGOs_MG_9211_MG_9209

January 1 to 5, 2015 – Belgrade10897901_333010683556877_5673828728937118869_nZemun10885273_333010576890221_5151751883684645145_nBelgrade10906270_332560630268549_7846473740870647710_n10897793_332560656935213_8989828528541567491_n10922446_332560700268542_1669041575449807506_n10403129_332560753601870_1617721617748688823_n10888692_332480360276576_7381030546327331503_n1558455_332480393609906_7354643076116702176_n10922801_332480303609915_334929739596547507_n10917126_332185493639396_6458576476412494137_n10407289_332185430306069_9032759863165000074_n10915144_332185376972741_1544621594470571991_n16452_332185330306079_2269376302768582831_n

Freedom and Happy New Year!   Don’t forget to disobey in 2015 !_MG_8262

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 December 29 to 31 – Monténégro_MG_8759_MG_8687_MG_8667_MG_8643_MG_8646_MG_8606_MG_8557_MG_8538_MG_8529
December 27-28 – Dubrovnik_MG_8439_MG_8444_MG_8450_MG_8416_MG_840410885470_329692890555323_3480867884341457812_n_MG_8303_MG_8309_MG_8285_MG_8287_MG_8283_MG_8253_MG_8268_MG_8260_MG_8130December 26 – Mostar10885083_328405510684061_1521949940620099183_n_MG_8189_MG_8193_MG_8181_MG_8179_MG_813510888547_328699673987978_6915547495840471679_n_MG_8097
December 25-26 – Sarajevo_MG_8081_MG_809310891535_328366727354606_6380387435458127798_n_MG_8075_MG_7963_MG_8001_MG_8034_MG_8047

So strange cameras_MG_7989_MG_8060_MG_7999_MG_8041_MG_8006 _MG_7949_MG_7951_MG_7938_MG_7931_MG_7928_MG_7923      December 21 to 24, 2014 – Belgrade _MG_7882_MG_7892IMG_1537IMG_1547IMG_1562 _MG_7878Ministry of Defence and Serbian Army_MG_7876_MG_7835_MG_7831_MG_782910392437_327109164147029_3286051824452845576_nOne bill just before, the guy said us i’t ok, i have to put it but forget it, if you don’t have toilet paper you can use this! ok!                            And after, videos, Welcome!1453273_327108527480426_5661611788102330817_n10302023_327108657480413_230556952712569802_n_MG_7909_MG_7823_MG_7780_MG_7758_MG_7757_MG_7746_MG_7744

December 21 – Bogotica_MG_7693_MG_7696_MG_7700_MG_7718_MG_7717_MG_7702_MG_7662_MG_765910553600_325911754266770_3442161213578064254_n
In some days i’ll be in Belgrade
Welcome :
https://www.facebook.com/events/1560076464227278/

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December 18-19, 2014 – Zagreb_MG_7597_MG_7594_MG_7636_MG_7612

Souvenir of Zagreb (before to have the visit of the police!)

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December 12 to 17, 2014 – Vienna_MG_7476_MG_7486_MG_7470_MG_7468_MG_7462IMG_1423IMG_1433_MG_7437_MG_7454_MG_7444

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Full of people this evening in Vienna

See you tomorrow!

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Cesky Krumlov_MG_7312_MG_7308

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December 9 to 11- Prague_MG_7280
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December 7-8, Welcome to Wroclaw!11_MG_6950_MG_6959_MG_6989_MG_6972_MG_6984

December 3 to 7 – Krakow _MG_6815_MG_6801_MG_6780_MG_6924_MG_6934_MG_693710341882_320031744854771_8551975203942511646_nNowa Huta style in Krakow  beside the veteran’s  museum.10422590_320642841460328_4942587915927186003_n_MG_6650_MG_6699_MG_6637_MG_6645_MG_6720_MG_6639During and after the visit of Auschwitz and Birkenau i had this question in my mind : How the humain can continue to make wars after the holocaust?…How?…maybe the answer could be the same that for this question the people ask always : « How could happened the holocaust?_MG_6487_MG_6532_MG_6601_MG_6554_MG_6633_MG_650310354592_320371488154130_555236964226361457_n

December  1 to 3 – Warshaw_MG_6151_MG_6168_MG_6188
Frontex, the european house of « philosophy » of control.10845917_320029024855043_5185901040187693047_n_MG_6072_MG_6062_MG_6238_MG_6211_MG_6301_MG_6410_MG_6415

On the way_MG_6473_MG_6475_MG_6478_MG_5882

Biginning of december – Frombork and Baltique sea_MG_5924_MG_5992_MG_6001_MG_6015Border on the way to go to Kaliningrad_MG_5850_MG_5840_MG_5604_MG_5816_MG_5744_MG_5736

November 25 to 28 – Gdansk_MG_5289_MG_5257

_MG_5129Souvenire of Gdansk Today I improvised a little visit to Solidarnosc and gived them my postcards and DVD, great welcome!_MG_5351_MG_5348_MG_5354_MG_5358 10371581_317908465067099_7254867582972811863_n

Gdansk train station with some friends10382667_317908581733754_8281052919125393956_n_MG_5504First I took an appointment to change the oil and filter and winter tires in two days…Just after that I went back to my mini-bus and impossible to start it ! …well, after many time to try again to start it, a sympathetic man came to bring me to another garage, everybody has is speciality…

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Berlin – November 9 to 24, 2014_MG_4284_MG_4282

The last video I did in Berlin with Christian Find :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mlfvMwgbSNE&feature=youtu.be

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in KreuzbergIMG_128010452871_312795322245080_2130955158134832483_o10700123_312794792245133_5492773699635621650_o-1IMG_1191_MG_4395_MG_4388

All my olders sisters and brothers in Bethaniendamm strasse!10169297_316372841887328_3932133064737766063_n1964769_316372881887324_5746966722576629233_n10418394_316372998553979_1051796000604587710_n_MG_4250_MG_4292IMG_1191IMG_1153_MG_4426_MG_4299_MG_4450_MG_4446________________________________________________________________________________________

(texte en français plus bas)

Destination Checkpoints On Tour started on October 18th.                                                       

After leaving Geneva, I drove to Brussels where I spent a week getting into the European mode.  It was also the right opportunity to tweak my video display system in the bus ambulance, for finding electric power sources in public places was not always that easy and was very time-consuming.  Considering that I would be showing my video installation in numerous unexpected public places, I had to find a more efficient solution, so I had a second battery installed, together with a circuit breaker, and have been since then fully autonomous.

Since the beginning I had the great pleasure to live at various friend’s. After Brussels I went to Oudenaarde then I spent some days in Calais to meet some of the numerous undesired people of Europe. To take photographs, always, to do what I know how to do, and to photograph within this context: it necessarily calls into question the notion of universal right, going back to one’s origins, asking “why them and not me”?

What is the border? The question is one of my leitmotivs, anther one is « do you feel safe? »  Those who cannot cross the border will stay at the margins of history. « When there is nothing more, there are still stories  » (Salman Rushdie), it is thus a question of continuing telling them. I continued to London where I recorded the first radical reaction:  on the second evening, I installed the ambulance in Soho, then left to eat, meanwhile somebody (impeccably) scotch-taped cardboards on the windows through which I display videos.

After London, I stopped again in Calais for one night, then I drove to Antwerp where I installed the ambulance in front of the university. That had quite an impact. I was able to present my project to the local police, with one of the policemen wearing a bulletproof jacket. I obviously showed the backstage of my installation and was able to answer all the questions, stating that I had nothing to hide, rather a lot show, like my videos!  Less than an hour later, the local/regional TV came for an interview that you can find here:

http://deredactie.be/cm/vrtnieuws/videozone/nieuws/binnenland/1.2139245?playlist=7.39637

The next day, Amsterdam was quieter. My main concern was not falling into canals while parking. Then I continued to Hamburg.  One of the first things to notice in Germany is how large the public spaces are. To position my ambulance in the middle of the sidewalk of a main road in the centre did not seem to raise a security problem.  I was able to stay there more than three hours before the police came and asked me if I had an authorization.

Then sunday I arrived in Berlin, just in time for the birthday of the fall of the Wall. It felt like New Year’s Eve… way different from the emotions and feelings of 1989!

This week the ambulance will be in various places of Berlin every evening…

Your are welcome to come and have a look! And think about it …

You can also take a look at my Facebook page where I post daily photos, anecdotes, and articles about my journey :

https://www.facebook.com/destination.checkpoints

Destination Checkpoints On Tour a démarré le 18 octobre dernier.

En quittant Genève, j’ai rejoint Bruxelles pour une première semaine d’acclimatation européenne ou j’ai également pu réadapter mon système de diffusion vidéos dans mon bus ambulance car trouver de l’électricité dans des lieux publics n’était pas facile et surtout prenait du temps. En imaginant que j’allais montrer mon installation vidéo dans de nombreux espaces publics improvisés, il me fallait trouver une solution plus pratique. J’ai donc fait installer une deuxième batterie avec un coupe-circuit afin d’être complètement autonome.

Et l’aventure à commencé ! J’ai eu le grand plaisir de loger chez différents amis. De Bruxelles je suis allée à Oudenaarde, puis j’ai passé quelques jours à Calais pour rencontrer quelque uns des si nombreux indésirés de l’Europe. Prendre des images, toujours, faire ce que je sais faire, et prendre des images dans ce contexte c’est forcément interroger le droit universel, retourner aux sources, pourquoi eux et pas moi ?

Qu’est-ce que la frontière ? C’est l’une de mes question ritournelle en plus de « vous sentez-vous en sécurité ? » ou « qu’est-ce que la sécurité ? ». Qui ne peut passer la frontière restera dans la marge de l’histoire, « Quand il n’y a plus rien, subsistent encore les histoires » (Salman Rushdie), il s’agit donc de continuer de raconter. J’ai poursuivi sur Londres où j’ai eu droit à la première réaction radicale. Le deuxième soir, j’ai installé l’ambulance dans Soho, puis suis partie manger. Quelqu’un a scotché (impeccablement) les vitres où je diffuse les vidéos avec des cartons.

Après Londres, je me suis arrêtée à nouveau à Calais pour une nuit, puis après Téteghem, j’ai roulé jusqu’à Anvers où j’ai installé l’ambulance devant l’université. Et là, j’ai fait un effet certain. J’ai pu présenter mon projet aux forces de l’ordre locales dont un des policiers était venu en gilet pare-balle. J’ai évidemment montré les coulisses de mon installation et pu répondre à toutes les questions auxquelles j’ai rajouté que je n’avais rien à cacher, bien au contraire, surtout des vidéos à montrer ! Moins d’une heure plus tard, la télé (la locale et la régionale) est venue pour une interview que voici :

http://deredactie.be/cm/vrtnieuws/videozone/nieuws/binnenland/1.2139245?playlist=7.39637

Le lendemain, Amsterdam était plus calme. Il s’agissait de ne pas tomber dans les canaux en me parquant. Puis j’ai poursuivi avec Hambourg. Ce qui d’emblée est appréciable en Allemagne, c’est l’étendue des espaces publics. Poser mon ambulance au milieu du trottoir d’une grande artère dans le centre n’a pas semblé poser de problème. J’ai pu y rester plus de trois heures avant que la police ne vienne me demander si j’avais une autorisation.

Et je suis arrivée hier à Berlin, journée anniversaire de la chute du mur. J’avais comme une impression de Nouvel an…plus rien à voir avec les émotions de 1989!

Cette semaine l’ambulance sera en différents lieux de Berlin dès la tombée de la nuit…

Welcome to have a look ! and think about it…

Aussi vous pouvez me rejoindre sur Facebook ou je poste quotidiennement des photos (sur le site aussi), des articles et les anecdotes qui accompagnent ce voyage :

https://www.facebook.com/destination.checkpoints

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 Suspended lives : http://vimeo.com/112008331

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 « Security esthetics/1: A training ground for tourists », video, 10 min has been selected to :

http://www.aguilarfilmfestival.com/

between the 4 and the 7 december 2014, Welcome !

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October 2014… To cross France it’s of the poetry…

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Here you are the video Destination Checkpoints, that you can find also on the DVD :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOdUa4CDl2Y

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Voici la dernière vidéo entretien réalisée à la caserne de Bure :

Les frontières de la sécurité

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http://youtu.be/bjW5CLZncDo

Et les questions qui ont été posée par les trois intervenants :

Quel est votre rapport avec votre armée et votre police ? Quel ressenti avez-vous avec elle ?

Les checkpoints… Quelle serait votre réaction si vous aviez ce genre de contrainte dans votre pays ou dans votre ville ?

Quel est votre apport personnel au niveau de la sécurité ? (dans votre sphère professionnelle ou privée)

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PROG-FEST 2014

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Destination Checkpoints et ses installations vidéos seront à Bern

au PROGR-FEST 2014,  du 4 au 7 septembre :

http://www.progr.ch/en/progr-fest-2014/

Welcome !

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A locarno du 8 au 15 août 2014, soirée le 15 août!

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http://www.larada.ch/laradach/info/index.php

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Here you are the last interview with Florian Rietmann:

The differents levels of security
« …the security of the powerfull can be dangerous for the people who dont have power. »

http://youtu.be/FRoLIYZD9hU

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Do you think you should hide security measures in the city… or to show it openly ?

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Projections à la Case à Chocs mercredi 18 juin 2014 à 20h

Welcome à Neuchatel !

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Destination Checkpoints sera à la Fête du Soleil

le 21 juin prochain à Saignelégier !

http://www.cafe-du-soleil.ch/page_principale.php?page=espace_culturel&page2=programme_culturel&id_evenement=361&affichage=actuel

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Les installations vidéos seront au CIP à Tramelan jusqu’au 4 juillet 2014 !_MG_0491

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http://www.cip-tramelan.ch/news/detail.asp?Id=261

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En passant à Bellecombe en Bauges, près d’Annecy, distribution des cartes postales de Destination Checkpoints au bal du village…Welcome!IMG_9183

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Israël/Palestine : réaction de la société civile à un conflit interminable

Conférence donnée par Marion Droz et Birgit Althaler (BDS-Suisse) le  3 mai 2014 à Espace Noir (St-Imier) :

http://youtu.be/HNgyHouTQ70

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Des entretiens sont réalisés au gré des rencontres durant la tournée de Destination Checkpoints. (visibles sous la rubrique du site : Refléxions en route)

Voici la dernière rencontre le mois dernier avec Claude Marthaler, grand voyageur et cyclonaute, comme il se nomme lui-même :

Vision sans murs et ouverture de l’esprit

photo Claude Marthaler pour web

http://youtu.be/ptyICgfl8OE 

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Projections à St-Imier du 1er au 4 mai 2014

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Malgré la pluie la vue et les esprits sont plus dégagés sur le toit !

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Des petites fenêtres sur des mondes…

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Je continue d’être saisie par le bucolisme du Jura,

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Projection à la galerie du Sauvage à Porrentruy le vendredi 25 avril à 20h !____________________________________________________________________

Moutier, cultures industrielles et espaces de pensée (extrait) : http://youtu.be/5gfH24VMZy4

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Visite surprise aujourd’hui au Pantographe, le lapin vert et Haus am Gern…

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                              Les espaces de pensée à Moutier

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Rendez-vous à Moutier les 23 et 24 avril à 12h30 et 20H

Projections !

http://epaper.la-gazette.ch/ee/laga/_main_/2014/04/09/004/

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La projection d’hier dans le cadre du Festival International du film oriental de Genève …
Une chouette rencontre avec Claude Marthaler !

Claude à voyagé pendant 15 ans à travers le monde, dont 7 ans à vélo pour un tour de la planète ! un passionné! Il présentait hier dans la même séance que moi, son très beau film : « Bike for bread » (sur les livreurs de pain à vélo au Caire)

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Interview dans le cadre du Festival international du film oriental :

http://www.rts.ch/espace-2/programmes/babylone/5706064-babylone-du-03-04-2014.html

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« L’esthétique sécuritaire/2 Hébron destination tendance » sera présentée à Genève au FIFOG

DImanche 6 avril à 14h

http://fifog.com/programme/catalogue-officiel/

Et, bienvenus à Lausanne :

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Semaine de résidence au Pantographe du 24 au 31 mars

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et trois soirées de projections prévues

mercredi 26, jeudi 27 et vendredi 28 mars 2014 à 20h

  Welcome !

http://www.pantographe.ch/index.php?lang=fr  

 

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Destination Checkpoints On Tour commence sa tournée au Centre Pasquart à Bienne, du 17 au 23 mars 2014

 

Soirée projection le mardi 18 mars à 19h

http://www.pasquart.ch/?id=68&lang=fr&month=3&year=2014&date=20140318

 

 

Destination Checkpoints on Tour (2nd part)

(le texte en français vient plus bas..)

“There are times in life when we must ask ourselves if we can think differently to how we usually think, or see differently to how we usually see, in order to carry on thinking or seeing.”

Michel Foucault

Destination Checkpoints was an invitation to an unusual journey to the West Bank. With the same intentions, the travelling project that I have designed for Destination Checkpoints On Tour will embark aboard a van disguised as an ambulance. Following in the footsteps of part 1, I wish to provide an aesthetic experience of public security, through the images, sounds and rhythms that render the notion itself evident, figurable, and therefore plastic. This setup allows my project to take on a more interactive scope.

Like for my previous projects, I will persist in my field of expertise: the sensitive observation of wielded power, of image control mechanisms, and in this case the intimate relationship between the tourism and security industries in Israel/Palestine. With the same approach, I’ve began designing a new project focusing on India and non-violence.
Destination Checkpoints On Tour will be heading out in spring 2014. As a mobile installation it will travel through Europe and the Middle-East. Its declared intention is to go and meet spectators and to invite them to reflect on the way the security and surveillance measures set up at the heart of their everyday lives actually impact behaviours in society.

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Retrospective and Assessment

The first part of the Destination Checkpoints video-photo installations took part in the city of Geneva, over a period between May 23 and August 31 2013. Destination Checkpoints (part 1) offered an artistic approach to the theme of security and tourism.

CHOICE OF THE TERRAIN: an Organised System for Seeing and Perceiving.

We know that Israel boasts beautiful weather, fabulous beaches, modern cities, and valuable historical sites. Tourism is indeed one of the most dynamic sectors of Israel’s economy. However, the pretty picture painted to the tourists is intimately linked to another dynamic, and financially stronger, economic sector: security. The role of Israel’s security industry is to efficiently contain the scope of touristic discourse. Start-ups specialising in designing electronic surveillance methods, construction companies, architects, and engineers are recruited to build walls, watchtowers, and set up passage points equipped with sophisticated detection technology. Therefore, any traveller straying from the recommended path and heading to the West Bank is confronted with the obvious and underlying aspects of the system. Huge installations of which the most obvious are the West bank barrier and the checkpoints literally stick-out, reshaping the landscaping and giving it a whole new meaning.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Aesthetics, Power, Control

Destination Checkpoints, was an invitation on an unusual journey to the West Bank, a place transformed by the West Bank barrier, the colonies, and the many checkpoints which, as a part of everyday life for the Palestinians, limit their horizons.
The project took form during the several trips I made to the West Bank. These trips led me to deeply explore the idea of tourists wondering around in an ultra-secured context, and the travellers’ ability to position themselves based solely on an image portrayed by the authorities in order to appear welcoming. My challenge was to bring out an aesthetic feeling from experiencing the installations used for control and repression.
At what point does the power of representation turn into the representation of power, via codes of perception induced by visible media and the dynamics existing between those media? To what extent are aesthetic feelings drawn from the existence of power…fear, or security?

Destination Checkpoints (1st part) in Geneva, from May 23 to August 31 2013 :

At Bibliothèque de la Cité (Geneva city library), from May 23 to August 31 2013 (opening reception on May 23) : “Propos sur le vif”
(Opinions on the Spot) videos (110min), interviews with people living near the control systems.
Travelling ambulance from May 23 to July 31 2013, it will stop at various public places in Geneva: “Destination Checkpoints” videos (90min), realtime footage of passage through checkpoints and control points.
– At Centre de la photographie Genève (Geneva photography center), 50 JPG from June 5 to July 28 (opening reception on June 5) : “l’Esthétique sécuritaire/1 : un entraînement pour tourists” (Aesthetic security/1: Training for Tourists) video (8min), a singular scene of the Israeli security system.
– Opening reception at café Gavroche, June 26 “L’esthétique sécuritaire/2 : Hébron : destination tendance” (Aesthetic Security/2: Hebron: a Trendy Destination) video (26min), video of a touristic visit under heavy surveillance which takes place every Saturday in the old part of Hebron.
Public art posters, on the Morris columns in Geneva, from July 25 to August 15.
Postcards :  “souvenirs”, in various public places.
Website :  www.destinationcheckpoints.com
– Parc des Franchises, in Geneva, from August 24 to August 31 2013, ambulance and video broadcasting: closing ceremony on August 31.

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« Il y a des moments dans la vie où la question de savoir si on peut penser autrement qu’on ne pense et percevoir autrement qu’on ne voit est indispensable pour continuer à regarder ou à réfléchir. »

Michel Foucault

 Destination Checkpoints On Tour (2ème volet)

Destination Checkpoints était une invitation à un voyage inhabituel en Cisjordanie. En écho à cette intention, le projet itinérant que j’ai conçu pour Destination Checkpoints On Tour  est embarqué à bord d’une camionnette, habillée aux couleurs d’une ambulance. Comme dans le volet précédent, je souhaite poursuivre l’expérience d’une lecture esthétique de la sécurité publique, à travers les images, les sons et les rythmes qui rendent cette notion manifeste, figurable et donc plastique. Grâce à cette installation, mon projet prend une dimension interactive plus marquée.

Comme dans mes projets précédents, je reste fidèle à mon terrain de prédilection, celui de l’observation sensible de l’exercice du pouvoir, et des mécanismes de contrôle de l’image, et, dans le cas présent, celui du lien intime qui unit les industries du tourisme et de la sécurité en Israël/Palestine.

Destination Checkpoints On Tour prend la route au printemps 2014. Il s’agit d’une installation mobile, qui va parcourir l’Europe et le Moyen-Orient. L’intention déclarée est d’aller à la rencontre des spectateurs et les inviter à s’interroger sur la manière dont les dispositifs de surveillance et de sécurité installés au cœur de leur vie quotidienne influent sur les comportements en société.

L’installation Destination Checkpoints On Tour embarque un choix fourni d’images et de vidéos. On pourra visionner  toutes les vidéos montrées dans les installations de Genève : « Propos sur le vif » (110min), entretiens de personnes habitant près des points de contrôle, historiens, journalistes, architectes, géographes, artistes, militants ; « L’Esthétique sécuritaire/1 : Un entraînement pour touristes » (8min), « L’Esthétique sécuritaire/2 : Hébron, destination tendance » (26min) ; « Destination Checkpoints » (90min).

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Destination Checkpoints (1er volet)

Rétrospective et bilan

Le premier volet des installations vidéos-photos Destination Checkpoints s’est déroulé progressivement, sur le territoire de la Ville de Genève, du 23 mai au 31 août 2013. Destination Checkpoints (1er volet) a proposé une réflexion artistique sur le thème de la sécurité et du tourisme.

CHOIX DU TERRAIN : un système organisé du regard et de la perception 

On sait qu’Israël vante la douceur de son climat et de ses plages, la modernité de ses villes et la valeur de certains sites historiques. Le tourisme est de fait l’un des secteurs les plus dynamiques de l’économie israélienne. Pourtant, l’image positive vantée aux touristes est intimement liée au dynamisme d’un autre secteur économique, financièrement plus important, celui de la sécurité. Le rôle de l’industrie israélienne de la sécurité est de circonscrire de manière étanche le territoire du discours touristique. Des start-up spécialisées dans le développement de moyens de surveillance électroniques, des entreprises de construction, des architectes, des ingénieurs sont mis à contribution pour poser des murs, construire des points de passages et des miradors, en les assortissant de technologies de détection sophistiquées. Ainsi le voyageur qui se détourne du circuit recommandé pour se rendre en Cisjordanie est confronté à l’endroit et à l’envers de ce système. Son parcours est jalonné d’éléments monumentaux, dont les plus visibles sont le Mur de séparation et les checkpoints,  qui s’imposent littéralement dans le paysage, le re-dessinent et le re-signifient.

DESCRIPTION DU PROJET : l’esthétique, le pouvoir, le contrôle

Destination Checkpointsétait une invitation à un voyage inhabituel en Cisjordanie, redessiné par le tracé du Mur de séparation, les colonies et les nombreux checkpoints qui rythment le quotidien des Palestiniens et limitent leur horizon. Le projet s’est construit sur plusieurs voyages que j’ai effectués sur le terrain. Ils m’ont permis de mûrir une réflexion sur la déambulation touristique dans un contexte ultra-sécuritaire, et sur la capacité du voyageur à se positionner face aux images que le pouvoir met en valeur pour se montrer accueillant.       Je prenais le paris de provoquer une sensation esthétique à partir de l’expérience des outils du contrôle et de la répression. A partir de quel moment le pouvoir de représentation devient la représentation du pouvoir et produit des codes de perceptions induits par les supports visibles et par la dynamique entre les supports ? Dans quelle mesure les sensations esthétiques participent de l’existence du pouvoir… peur ou sécurité ?

Destination Checkpoints (1er volet) à Genève, du 23 mai au 31 août 2013 :

Bibliothèque de la Cité du 23 mai au 31 août 2013 (vernissage le 23 mai) : vidéos « Propos sur le vif » (110min), entretiens avec des personnes vivant ou travaillant à proximité des dispositifs de contrôles.

Ambulance itinérante du 23 mai au 31 juillet 2013, elle a circulé dans différents espaces publics à Genève : vidéos « Destination Checkpoints » (90min), passages de checkpoints et points de contrôle en temps réel.

Centre de la photographie Genève, 50 JPG du 5 juin au 28 juillet (vernissage le 5 juin) : vidéo « l’Esthétique sécuritaire/1 : un entraînement pour touristes» (8min), scène singulière du dispositif sécuritaire israélien.

-Vernissage au café Gavroche le 26 juin « L’esthétique sécuritaire/2 : Hébron : destination tendance » (26min), vidéo d’une visite touristique sous haute sécurité qui se fait tous les samedis dans la vieille-ville d’Hébron.

Affiches d’art public, sur les colonnes Morris de la Ville de Genève, du 25 juillet au 15 août.                                                                                                                                                          –Cartes postales : « souvenirs », dans divers lieux publics.

Parc des Franchises du 24 au 31 août 2013, ambulance et diffusion des vidéos : Finissage le 31 août.