Aïlien Reyns & Fleur Khani (2014, 19')
Aïlien Reyns traveled to Beijing and asked people to post videos about 家, the Chinese character for house, home, family, a place you feel belonging,... Back in Brussels, she invited Fleur Khani to watch this collection of videos and respond by writing a voice-over about home from Western perspective.
For The Record offers a contemporary insight in the lives of people in a metropole and researches the different forms of proximity. The collected images from Beijing and the voice-over composed in Brussels, are both sensory: the spectator becomes actively engaged. What is our accordance to the publicity of the private sphere? Who are we as spectators between spectators? What are we spectating? Who are we as a civilian? As humans?
Directed by AÏLIEN REYNS
Text by FLEUR KHANI
Produced by ANIMAL TANK
Sound by BANJAMIN PASTERNAK
Editor VALENTIN FAYET
Color grading by FLORIAN BERUTTI
Dramaturgy by ANNELEEN MASSCHELEIN
Translators MAXIME HANCHIR, RENÉE DEKKER & ZIMU ZHANG
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