Autre chose, 2010
Digital projection, silent, 40" loop
Originally a photographic work, this digital projection piece remakes the final scene of Safaa Fathy’s film Derrida’s Elsewhere. It shows the philosopher Jacques Derrida walking in a lunar-like, outside-of-time land scape in his native Algeria. The converted black-and-white negative images capture the moiré effect of the computer screen from which they were shot. Building on Derrida’s crucial concept of “deconstruction,” the 19-second scene was doubled in length by inserting black frames between the images. In addition, the images were recorded not at the conventional rate of 24 frames per second but at one frame per second, which makes the figure appear to advance with a halting gait.