Valentine SIBONI
works and lives in Paris and Brussels


few ways toget there II

Video Duration: 23'

The video was show for the first time as an installation during the 57th Venice biennale, at the Antarctic Pavilion project.
This project beneficiated a support from Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles.
photo credit : Morgane Denzler

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In January 2017, I was invited to participate in Alexandre Ponomorev's project: 1st Antarctic Pavilion on the sidelines of the 57th Venice Biennale.
This group exhibition is partly the result of his project of the first biennale of contemporary art in Antarctica.
I chose to use this context to inscribe my fiction: it is a parallel between the trajectory of the vessel of the 1st Antarctica Biennale and that which will be my drive from Brussels to Venice.
There were eight stops in eight different European countries, each stop is filmed and marks the establishment of a fictitious beacon (itself referenced by a fiction, film or novel, in which the action takes place in Antarctica). The project has drawn in itself an axis on the European fantasy of an "internationality": to reach the International Art Biennale of Venice from Brussels, capital of Europe to speak of Antarctica, the only continent without civilization, not belonging to nobody according to an international treaty.

A miniature model version of the fictitious beacons are part of the installed version of the ballad.