Stuck in front of his TV screen in Paris during the 2011 Tunisian revolution, Radhouane El Meddeb had nothing but his laptop and cell phone to learn and communicate about the events and changes that turned his homeland upside down. The distance created an emotional frustration as well as a physical separation that was hard to put up with in terms of national belonging, but particularly for an artist who creates through his body. El Meddeb stages this state of emergency and raises questions about how the body can incarnate a myriad of mixed feelings ranging from euphoria to total shock and fear.
Radhouane El Meddeb
Work originally commissioned by Meeting points 6, 2011