Samir Ramdani


In the videos he has been making for the past ten years, Samir Ramdani addresses political issues in a way that is out of sync with the times. His works jubilantly borrow from the aesthetics of horror and science fiction films, from the codes of thrillers or from geometric abstraction, associating zombies and gender issues, Krumpers’ performances and Afro-futurist perspectives. Playing with the porosities between fiction and documentary, he creates “popular objects”, combining mastery of narrative keys, pictorial images and inventive soundtracks, questioning social inequalities and discriminations, the effects of economic domination and cultural conditioning, problematic notions of identity and otherness, the status of contemporary art and the multiple modalities, individual and collective, of inventing spaces of freedom.