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Film 4K – couleur – stereo – 29 min – 2017

Going further back on the course of a submarine cable, SEA-ME-WE 2 immerses us in Mumbai in a local war for the governance of the Internet. Alternating drift and investigation, several seemingly unrelated characters are found bound together to the same quest, in the traces of the submarine fiber optic cables that connect the infrastructures of the city. These routes are fed by historical accounts of the first telegraphic cables in the era of a colonised India.


2019 100%, group show, Grande Halle de la Villette, Paris, France.

2017 Variation Media Art Fair, cur. Dominique Moulon, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France.

2017 Karachi Biennale, group show, cur. Amin Gulgee, liaison by Abi Tarik, Karachi, Pakistan.

2017 Instatatata, online exhibition, cur. Jacob Fabricius, Kunsthal Aarhus, Denmark.

2017 Hors Pistes - Traversées, group show, cur. Geraldine Gomez, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris.

2017 SEA-ME-WE: Of all Wired Blocks Holding a City, solo show, cur. Sumeshwar Sharma, Clark House Initiative, Mumbai, India. 


2020 Prospectif Cinéma, cur. Laure Chauvelot, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France.

2020 Affected Words, cur. Maria Morata, Xcentric, CCCB, Barcelona, Spain. 

2019 SEA-ME-WE series, special screening, cur. Caterina Riva & Melanie Pocock, Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore - LASALLE, Singapore.

2019 Affected Words, Facts and Fabrications, cur. Maria Morata, Impakt Festival Center, Utrecht, Netherlands.

2018 Survival Kit 10, cur. Solvita Krese, Inga Lāce, Sumesh Sharma, Àngels Miralda, Riga Circus, Rīga, Latvia

2017 KHOJ - Coriolis Effect: Migration, Memory and the Current Moment, Screening, KHOJ, New Delhi, India. 

2017 Kinematic Modern (Gondwana series), talk & screening, cur. Sumeshwar Sharma, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France.

2017 Hors Pistes Production, screening, cur. Geraldine Gomez, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France. 

2017 SEA-ME-WE, screening, cur. Claire Moulène, Tarmac, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France.

2017 SEA-ME-WE 2: Of all Wired Blocks Holding a City, screening, Hors Pistes 

Festival 2017, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris.


Production: Virgile Fraisse
in co-production with: Centre Pompidou - Hors Pistes.
Line producer: La Fabrique Films


with Mrigendra Konwar, Suraj Tomer, Divya Unny, Priyanshi Bahadur,Prashansa Sharma, Waris Ahmed, Ronjini Chakraborty

Casting: Karan Mally, Nandini Shrikent.

Director of photography: Victor Zébo.

Camera attendents: Rahul Ghosh, Sachin Kotawdekar

Sound operator: Abhijit Chetia.
Boom: Gaurav Singh Rathod.

Extras: Vinit Dharia and Poonam Jain.

Interviews of: Samir Patil (Scroll Media) et Mathew Oomen (Reliance Jio).

Assistant director: Mukesh Kumaravel

Production assistant: Jitu.


Editing: Virgile Fraisse, Anne-Laure Viaud

Sound editing and mixing: Ivan Garriel

Translation & transcription: Mathilde Ganancia, Jimmy Kiran

Written and directed by Virgile Fraisse

SEA-ME-WE 2 received supports from CNC-DICRéAM, Les Réalisateurs & EsbanM, Mécènes du Sud et Clark House Initiative


SEA-ME-WE 2 © Virgile Fraisse 2017


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