Wednesday, September 7: Radio program on Radio Galère « 1 hour in Palestine »

to give a feedback of the video art and performance biennale /si:n/ that took place in July in Palestine. For the occasion, we invite Philippe Guiguet Bologne, co-founder of the biennale and Denis Cartet, invited artist who presented his non-aligned buble in Ramallah, Jerusalem et Bethleem.
An invitation by Palestine 13 organisation.

What binds us to each other, is an asymmetric reciprocity. I cant’ put myself in someone else’s place, and vice versa. But I can welcome the others’ stories in stewartship to try to understand them. Soumaya Mestiri (Tunisia)

July, 19 to 26: 7th video art and performance biennale /si:n/ in Palestine – س

In the seventh edition of the /si:n/ Festival in 2022, the question of insurgency will be made central to its theme. The programme includes video art film screenings, installations, and public performances, made by international, Arab and Palestinian artists to be exhibited across Palestine. The works challenge the obvious, break established creeds and hijack and open new perspectives through which to rethink the present moment. The works are established around solidarity, community, rebellion, equality, race and borders and provoke a new understanding of the role of individuals and communities in creating a more just, equal and peaceful world. 

Co-created in 2009 by les Instants Vidéo and the A.M. Qattan Foundation ((Mahmoud Abu Hahhash & Nisreen Naffa) and with the support of  Philippe Guiguet Bologne (at that time the director of the French Institute of Ramallah), it is the first event of its kind in Palestine. 

This year, it gathers seven other partners: Magazine 28 (Rafah), the French Institute (Gaza), Al Ma’mal Foundation for Contemporary Art (Jerusalem), Dar Al Sabbagh Diaspora Studies and Research Centre and Dar Yusuf Nasri Jacir for Art and Research (Bethlehem), Tishreen (Tayibe) and the Ramallah Municipality. 
In July, the festival will tour six Palestinian cities: Ramallah, Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Tayibe, Gaza and Rafah. 
In November, a Palestinian video art programme will travel to Marseille to be presented at the 35th Festival Les Instants Vidéo. 

Friday, July 1st 7pm / 9pm: Marseilleau 3013, 58 bd de la République

PRIDE invites us for a Carte Blanche to video arts and performances. 

When the gaze of the other objectifies and petrifies me, then to look for courage and dignity cannot be amisplaced pride. I am looking you straight in the eye and will never become your witch. I am looking you straight in the eye and you will never become my hell.

Screening program (52’)

  • Mermaid – Mlungu – Mamlambo – Mami Wata (3’45 – 2013) / Fred Koenig & Dean Hutton ( South Africa)
  • Abattoir (14’50 – 2017) / Steven Cohen (South Africa)
  • Savoir aimer (1’45 – 2004) / Pascal Lièvre (France)
  • Mermaids (Sirènes) (6’10 – 2021) / Romain Olivieri & Valentin Fesquet (France)
  • (4’14 – 2018) / Clémence B. T. D. Barret (France / Thailand)
  • For Creation (7’22 – 2021) / Deborah Louise Kelly (Australia)
  • Dont Text Your Ex (13’12 – 2021) / Jo Güstin (Canada)

Performance Gender Aerobics / Pascal Lièvre (France)

A gender aerobics session is a collective experience in which a sentence by a feminist is re-enacted in an aerobic exercise. Each movement is associated with a piece of the sentence, all movements forming all the sentence. This time, Pascal offers to perform a sentence by the philosopher Paul B. Preciado, from one of his most important book  Testo Junkie, There is no empirical truth to male or female gender beyond an assemblage of normative cultural fictions. 

The audience is invited to live with its body what the philosopher states as a normative fiction.

Wednesday, June 29, 6.00 to 8.00 : The programm’actors present « While the field are burning », cinema Le Gyptis, Marseille.


Les Instants Vidéo invited four groups of persons, users and social workers from ADPEI, SARA Logisol, l’ANEF and ARI, to quit a position of spectators and play an active role in the heart of their city.
Together they selected 8 video, exploring what can be the act of programming: What do we wish to show to an audience? Do we have to put oneself at the place of a spectator to make a choice? How to deal with subjectivity (sensitive intelligence) and objectivity (aesthetics, form, sound…)?…

Willing to hear your feed backs about their selection, they will be present to discuss with you.

  • Où vas-tu ? (5’ – 2007) / Sylvie Denet (France)
  • Offre d’emplois (6’ – 2017) / Hélène Matte (Quebec)
  • Cape Mongo (4’54 – 2015) / François Knoetze (South Africa)
  • Appetite (7’27- 2010) / Irena Ristic (Serbia)
  • Intolerance (2’39 – 2015) / Tessa Ojala (Finland)
  • Histoires d’oeil (12’46 – 2020) / Pablo-Martín Córdoba (Argentine/Italy)
  • El traje (4’23 – 2010) / Abdel de la Campa Escaig (Cuba)
  • Pour Martin Creed (3’29 – 2020) / Michel Amaral & Audrey Barthes (USA/France/Portugal)

Wednesday, June 22 : World refugees days : Exile, feminines & pluralistic, Marseille, Friche la Belle de Mai

“The poets declare that solidarity could not, in any decent nation, be a crime. ” (Patrick Chamoiseau in Our migrants brothers). Two art festival based in La Friche, Les Instants Vidéo & Africa Fête have creolised to intermesh and provide a voice for female artists.

3.15pm/4.15pm: video art screening program (44’) (Labobox A.M.I.)

  • Another. A story of self exile (5’48 – 2017) / Letta Shtohryn (Ukrainia / Malte) 
  • Racine (9’37 – 2009) / Shu-Jung Chao (Taïwan/France)
  • Tangle (7’35 – 2019) / Malihe Gholamzade (Iran)
  • Filakia Apo Tifilaki (12’ – 2018) / Juliette Courrillaud (France)
  • Partenza (9’22 – 2016) / Renata Poljak (Croatia)

6.30pm: music scene Africa Fête (cour Jobin)

  • Nadia Ammour (kabyle, chaouis, chenouis and touaregs songs)
  • Vagabondaz Dann’ Kabaré (Maloya)
  • DJ WIZZYM (black and afrodescendant music)

April, 7 to May, 10 , Boutique hôtel le Ryad, Marseille

Our project “Quatre Tiers “ presents all long year video art works. They settle in spaces non-dedicated to contemporary art which will welcome heritage or more recent art pieces created by artists using vintage technologies. The name ……. refers to the video format used before the arrival of HD. 1 to 3 CPTs will show, like real totems, video that can only be seen at a specific place and time.

We will start with Mona Lisa (3’ – 1973) / Toshio Matsumoto (Japan)
Anticipating the travel to Japan of Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece in 1974, Matsumoto refers to the multiple reinterpretations and copies of the Mona Lisa throughout the history of art, notably those by Marcel Duchamp and Andy Warhol. Directly referencing the mass-reproduced icon but also her mythical mysterious inner life, he projects found images and abstract brightly coloured forms onto the image of the painting.

April to June, MarseilleWhile the fields are burning

The atelier The programm’actor.s is back under the title While the fields are burning (from a song by the rock band Niagara).

We do like the utopian territories created by artists and technologies for a human sensitivity.

Playing an active role in the cultural life of their city, inhabitants who doesn’t usually meet (exiles, youth and older ones, unemployed and employees, social workers, cultural operators, persons with disabilities or socially and economically vulnerable….) will share their points of view, their sensitivities, theirs knowledges and experiences and gradually quit their position of spectators in order to build together an international video art program. They will then present it in the cinema Le Gyptis (June), for the Festival RSTF (July) and for the 35e Festival Les Instants Vidéo in Marseille (November). 

April, 5, Ligue de l’enseignement 13, Marseille : Media, in search for information 

We continue our swop with La Ligue with a day of reflexion with volunteers. What is the role of media? How to cut a path through the information jungle? What do the video artists tell us about this?

Thanks to the participation of the media historian Marine M’Sili.

March, 23 to 30, Marseille: civil societies and mediterranean youth

We are welcoming 20 human rights defenders coming from 8 countries from the South Mediterranean (Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, Palestine, Jordan, Morocco) who are joining us in Marseille to meet and explore the realities of the actions carried out by local actors from the civil society. The following issues will be addressed: social justice, the protection of victims of abuse (women, refugees, activists, exiles, LGBTQI+…), freedom of expression and information, social and economic rights.

On Tuesday, 29 (2.30pm to 4.30pm), a public encounter will be an opportunity to meet and exchange with them, at la Friche la Belle de Mai (Salle Corvin).

February, 7 (02.45pm), Marseille, Palais des Congrès du Parc Chanot

In the Village of the Mediterranean Forum, and thanks to the invitation by REF, we are presenting 2 screening programs : 

1) Présences méditerranéennes
De Marseille à la Tunisie, de Palestine au Maroc ou en Croatie, de Dubai à l’Italie, que nous racontent les artistes des territoires qu’iels habitent. 
L’art n’est pas un accessoire en ce qu’il nous éclaire sur notre monde. Avec cette programmation, nous voyons que ses formes nous autorisent à travailler nos sensibilités, réfléchir nos histoires, questionner nos contradictions, penser nos expériences collectives.

  • Travel Notebooks : Marseille, France (2’22 – 2018) / Silvia de Gennaro (Italie)
  • The Future (3’58 – 2014) / Mounir Gouri (Algérie)
  • A silent conversation (3’39 – 2006) / Laila Masri (Jordanie/Palestine)
  • Partenza (9’22 – 2016) / Renata Poljak (Croatie)
  • Why do you ask?(2’ – 2017) / Héla Ammar (Tunisie)
  • History is not mine (5’ – 2013) / Mounir Fatmi (Maroc)
  • The living of the pigeons (16’ – 2015) / Baha Abu Shanab (Palestine)

2) /si:n/ Biennale des arts vidéo et de performance (12’14 – 2009)

un reportage réalisé par Lucia Cristina Estrada Mota et Emad Ahmad (Idiomsfilm), et qui donne à voir un projet de coopération artistique qui s’inscrit dans le temps, né d’une volonté partagée par la Fondation A.M. Qattan (Ramallah, Palestine), les Instants Vidéo Numériques et Poétiques (Marseille, France) et le directeur de l’Institut Français de Ramallah, Philippe Guiguet Bologne

All long year, in our office in la Friche, MarseilleAtelier of images and conversations

Taking place every two weeks, the ateliers are rendez-vous where the encounter with the other is built by sharing thoughts on images. 
How do we live today with images? With the ones we create? The ones we see everyday? Be they journalistic, artistic, televised, propaganda, scientific, still or moving, from the past or present, from here or elsewhere, made by us or by others….

No condition needed to join the atelier which is free, if you are interest to participate. 
To register, please contact us: / 04 95 04 96 24