I am traveling to Marseille to use film photography and sound recordings to capture the unique energy of the North African quarter. Read more
This project was successfully funded on September 5, 2012.
About this project
With my project 'In Marseille; photographs and sounds of the French Maghrebi,' I want to explore the city of Marseille, in France, and take black and white photographs and record sounds on the streets to paint a multi-media, multi-sensory portrait of the unique energy and pulse of the city. I want to present photographs and sound separately, instead of using video, because it is easier to lose yourself and focus on one sense at a time. The city itself is unique in France, and indeed the world; it has always been a major port city with an influx of many different cultures, and it has evolved an energy and cultural blend all its own. I will be concentrating on the North African district of Marseille, which i feel is most interesting and poignant in these days of questioning the viability of multiculturalism in Europe, as well as the influence of modern Islam. I believe that this city is an example of a place in which multiculturalism has worked to a point, out of necessity, with the added dynamic of a large population of immigrants from the former French colonies in North Africa creating lives in Marseille. This has created a unique identity of a culture within France, and it could be seen as the clear product of reverse colonialism. I am interested in what this hybrid identity looks and sounds like in the twenty-first century, as it is an important model or a testing ground for post-colonial cultural and societal evolution. I will be using only black and white film to make photographs, as an artistic choice, and I will take field recordings of any and every sound that comes to me on the streets and splice them together to form an audio collage, without manipulation. Using these mediums, I will create a very complete, accurate, and beautiful documentation of the dynamism of Marseille in 2012, to be released as a gallery and book-ready set of photographs with accompanying audio. I will be using the funds I hope to raise from Kickstarter to pay for film and media, and to recoup some of my logistical expenses. Thanks for looking, and I hope you would like to become a part of this project.
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An audio file of the completed Marseilles sound collage, and a digital slideshow of the photographs.Estimated delivery:
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The aforementioned stuff, and a postcard/print of one of the project photographs via snail mail.Estimated delivery:
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The audio and slideshow files, plus three postcard/prints of the project photographs via snail mail.Estimated delivery:
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The audio and slideshow files, a postcard/print, plus an 8x10'' digital print of a project photograph of your choice via snail mail.Estimated delivery:
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The audio and slideshow files, a postcard/print, and an 11x14'' silver gelatin print, printed by me in a darkroom, of a project photograph of your choice, via snail mail.Estimated delivery:
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The audio and slideshow files, a postcard print, two 11x14'' hand-printed silver gelatin prints, and a CD of the sound work in a custom package.Estimated delivery:
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