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Raphaël Grisey

Raphaël Grisey (born 1979 in Paris, lives and works in Berlin and Trondheim, Norway) His exclusively video, editorial and photographic works gathers or produces narratives on politics of memories, migration or architecture since many years. The photographic series and book Wo versteckt sich Rosa L. (2001-2006), for example, was the study of the traces or ghosts of various political regimes in Berliner public spaces. His films or installations, using diverse documentary, fictional or essayist forms deal also with social and political issues of the day such as immigration and post-colonial issues in France (Trappes, Ville Nouvelle, 2003; Cooperative, 2008–). Recent films lead him to work in Budapest (National motives, 2011), in french students' strikes situations (The Indians, 2011), in China (The exchange of perspectives, 2012), in Brazil around the social housing complex Pedregulho (Minhocão, 2011) and in the Brazilian Positivist Church in Rio de Janeiro (Amor e Progresso, 2014) or around maroon quilombola communities in Minas Gerais (Remanescentes / A Mina dos Vagalumes, 2015). His work includes also collaboration projects such as the films Prvi Deo and Red Star (2006) dealing with post war issues in ex-Yougoslavia with Florence Lazar and such as the project Cooperative (2008-) with Bouba Touré.

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Raphaël Grisey - Semer Somankidi Coura - Une archive générative
French edition
Archive Books
This publication is the result of a research project led by artists Raphaël Grisey and Bouba Touré around the archives of the self-organized agricultural cooperative Somankidi Coura, in Mali. A historical reflection on agricultural, archival, health, and migratory issues through a decolonial perspective.
Raphaël Grisey - Wo versteckt sich Rosa L. / Où se cache Rosa L.
trilingual edition (English / German / French)
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This publication is based on a series of surveys and photographs made in Berlin between 2001 and 2004 by artist Raphaël Grisey. A combination of images and texts, Wo versteckt sich Rosa L. is an exploration of the memory and the history of the city. This subjective guide of Berlin also features maps to locate the photographed sites.

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