video installation – HD video – color – stereo sound – 7 min – Prints on vinyl, alupanel – 2018
NationBuilder anticipates the forthcoming French European elections with the tutorial of an eponym election targeting software. Mixing cellphone & found footage, NationBuilder depicts portraits of door-to-door campaigners canvassing throughout the Parisian suburb.
Extending the militant walking experience, an uncomfortable bench is set as a temporary sitting set up. Graphic documentary elements such as algorithm diagrams, database interfaces and cartographies extend the video logic to space.
2022 The Real Show, group show, cur. Daniela Palimariu, Sandwich Gallery & Atelierele Malmaison, Bucharest, Romania.
2018 Barbarian in Paris, group show, curated by Barbara Sirieix, Joachim Hamou & Maija Rudovska, Fondation d'Entreprise Ricard, Paris, France.
with Blanche Adilon-Lonardoni, Luca Besse, Hélène Bressiant and Sonia Floire.
sound: Valentine Gelin & Clément Gallice
camera: Jean Hubert
translation: Joachim Hamou
Written, edited, directed and produced by Virgile Fraisse
With the support of Fondation d'Entreprise Ricard and Latvia 100.
NationBuilder © Virgile Fraisse 2018