The Ephemerals
Video, B/W, stereo, 16:9, 3min 32 sec
© Carlos Franklin/Institut du monde arabe/Le Fresnoy, Studio national des arts contemporains
Film, editing and compositing: Carlos Franklin
Sound: Joe Scerry
Colour grading: Neath Films - Monica Rubio

Video commissioned by the Arabic World Institute of Paris (Institut du Monde Arabe) for the New Permanent Collection Exhibition. This video, made from their photographic archives, is a passage through the multiple nomad tribes that existed or exist in Middle East and North Africa, their life in the dessert in communion with its tough conditions, the temporality and the spatiality that one can experience in the vast dunes, oasis, coasts ans steppes.

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