birds / 2015
The work is based on fragments from interviews taken from Romanian immigrants living in Paris in 2011, 2013 and 2014.
Shot in Nogent sur Vernisson. Loiret, on December 28th, 2013.
2013 had a warm autumn and an even warmer winter debut. I think that this is one of the reasons why the birds that live along the Loire chose to rest longer. Some rested even until late December. I filmed this material when they started preparing to fly away.
”Birds” presents 7 minutes of French sunset, on continuous shooting, with the migratory birds preparing to leave. It presents the sunset of the West, with governments taking measures belonging to the right. I chose to draw a parallel between this story and statements that I had previously recorded in Paris, belonging to Romanian immigrants. The work is part of a larger project regarding the migration phenomena, entitled ” Nomadaptation”.
duration: 8 minutes
digital cinema mastering done with support from Bundeskanzleramt Österreich and KulturKontakt Austria