Terrain Vague حركات غير مكتملة Persistent Images gathers works by Céline Condorelli and Uriel Orlow in a multi-voice artist book conceived with and designed by Sophie Demay and Lola Halifa-Legrand. It explores blind spots, unexpected epilogues and disappearances in the grand narratives of history; starting from Alexandria and the Suez canal in twentieth century Egypt.
Composed of four stories, the book engages with the constitutive movements affecting time and space: movements of people and goods, the flow of capital, political movements, removal of statues (and regimes) and migrating species. The last chapter assembles interviews by Bassam El Baroni, Marianne Hultman, Jean-Marie Straub, and a text by Gilane Tawadros, with an index of the project as a whole.
Published on the occasion of two exhibitions: ACAF, Alexandria, 8 Dec–12 Jan 2012, and Olso Kunstforening, Norway, 15 Mar –15 Apr 2012 with the support of Pro Helvetia, Alexandria Contemporary Art Forum (ACAF) & Oslo Kunstforening
Video by Pierrick Mouton.