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Damien Petitot


Dive into the universe of “Déjà-vu,” Damien Petitot’s video installation, a striking introspection on surveillance in public space. Confront yourself with the impact of emerging technologies like facial recognition and machine learning. It’s an invitation to examine our relationship with devices that watch us, often without our knowledge.

The piece welcomes you with an interactive mirror screen, where a discreet camera analyzes your face, assessing age, gender, emotions, and ethnic origin. Transforming this data into live-generated images, it reveals to us how algorithms perceive us, questioning the formation of visual stereotypes.

Damien challenges us: are we simplified into clichés through the gaze of observing machines? “Déjà-vu” dares you to consider how surveillance shapes our lives, emphasizing the importance of privacy and awareness of the stakes of personal data processing. A call to reflection on identity and self-perception in the digital age.

Benjamin Gaulon

2.4 GHz

Discover the 2.4 GHz project, a bold exploration of the underbelly of urban surveillance initiated by Benjamin Gaulon in 2008. Through the clever use of wireless video receivers, this initiative sheds light on the pervasive surveillance devices in our cities. Signals, easily interceptable by those equipped with the right technology, reveal the prevalence of hidden cameras, confronting us with the fragility of privacy.

Gaulon traveled through numerous European cities, capturing images from these receivers to compose revealing documentaries. Then, through a public installation of these devices, he made the invisible visible, educating city dwellers about the extent of surveillance they undergo daily.

In this interactive exhibition, you are invited to navigate the networks of wireless surveillance cameras, tracing signals like modern urban explorers.

Irene Gutiérrez Torres

Reel Borders – Moroccan women’s film collection

Join us for a screening of short essay films created during a participatory filmmaking workshop in Ceuta, a Spanish enclave in North Africa bordering Morocco.

Thirteen women produced these short films over a three-month Participatory Filmmaking workshop situated in Ceuta. Participatory Filmmaking employs collaborative techniques enabling groups to create films about issues they deem significant.

The films’ narrators are cross-border Moroccan women working in domestic service, residing irregularly in Ceuta and representing approximately eight hundred women. These individuals have become part of a larger group of long-term undocumented migrants across Europe. The films do not show faces; this choice serves two purposes: to preserve their anonymity and to comment on their status as ‘invisible women.’ Instead of showcasing faces, the films focus on spaces. We view their world through their eyes, not ours.

Participatory filmmaking serves to elevate their voices and bring their stories to the forefront. For these women, participatory filmmaking is not just a medium—it’s a powerful tool for advocacy and empowerment. The films will be showed in loop during the whole festivalweekend.