about

Raphaël Grisey
(1979 Paris, lives and works in Berlin and Trondheim)
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 "Where is 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.

rgrisey[at]gmail[dot]com