3400 g - 1,100° C
Two-channel video installation, HD, stereo, 12' and 15', 2017
Language: French / Spanish subtitles
The video installation 3400 g - 1,100 ° C examines on one hand a selection of photographs which all depict planes or air force-related activities taken during World War II by my great-grandfather, with among them two plane crashes, and on the other hand the black cardboard box which contained the entire photographic collection, composed by more than three hundred images. By juxtaposing the meticulous manufacturing of a copy of the box with the almost cinematic study of the photographed scenes, the work interrogates the conditions of production and survival of these documents and draws a parallel between mechanical reproduction, the invention of the first black boxes by the Royal Air Force and the strive for destruction of war.
3400 g - 1,100 ° C is the first chapter of the project Interpretations of a Black Box.