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Eleonore de montesquiou
Experimental doc. | hdv | black and white | 5'0'' | France / Ghana | 2015
Who is responsible for a rape? The victim or the rapist? Is the victim responsible for not having been at the right place at the right time and for not being dressed in another fashion? Diamonds should be treasured and hidden from robbers says the educator in this film. Are educators helping the girls, in this case, to defend themselves and be stronger, or are they manipulating their or our possible feelings of guilt?
Eléonore de Montesquiou (1970, Paris, France) is a French-Estonian artist. Her work revolves around the articulation between private and official histories, personal and national identities. It tackles the intricacies and ambiguities of living in the margins, based on her personal experience of uprootedness. Eléonore primarily working with video, she tapes testimonies, creating prosthetic memories of repressed histories. In her documentary-informed works, her camera becomes the voice of these voiceless people. Her work is based on a documentary approach, translated in films, drawings and texts; it deals mainly with issues of integration/immigration/meaning of a nation in Estonia, giving voice to the Russian community.