Hymne Nationals

_2011_ Video Installation

Installation View, Nantes Art School
screenshot from the video

Monitor, Video 6:37 min (played in a loop), Hk sound system

Link to the full video

Hymne Nationals is a proposition for changing the french national anthem, for the actualisation of an old symbol, that doesn’t represent anymore the actual reality. The sound piece is a collage of the Marseillaise with 25 nationals anthems. The 25 countries chosen match to the main migrants nationalities living, working and participating to the french country. They are former colonies, countries geographically close or in a military conflict. The 3 stripes french flag divides infinitely, till the eye almost mixes the 3 colors in one.