Moat, deforestation, flooding, fences. anti-clandestine devices – Calais 2016
The posters of the series “Anti-clandestine devices” made in Calais during the year 2016 by the photographer Myr Muratet were exhibited during this 6th edition of the festival.
Shaped by Mathias Schweizer on 120x180cm posters, they were visible in the streets of Besançon from June 3 to July 13, 2016 as well as at the bar Le Marulaz. These images coldly show the high security devices in Calais, prohibiting illegal immigrants from accessing the port and the Eurotunnel terminal, and facilitating the intervention of law enforcement: moats and barbed wire…
In the same time, we published “Mais c’est fini, ça”, a text by his friend Manuel Joseph (written after the attacks of 2015) in response to the same photographs of Myr Muratet (made in February 2016). The layout was done by Marie Pellaton and the printing in risography (booklet) and silkscreen (dust jacket: a portrait of Manuel by Myr) at Atelier Superseñor. Manuel Joseph realized a public reading of this text during the festival, of which we keep an emotional memory.
Bien Urbain 6
2 months : From 3rd june to 30th july 2016
Associate artist : Escif
15 guest artists : Escif (ES), Cyop & Kaf (IT), Daniel Munoz / San (ES), Harmen De Hoop (NL), Henrik Franklin (SWE), Fermin Jimenez Landa (ES), Lolo (ES) y Sosaku (JP), Maider Lopez (ES), Myr Muratet (FR), Timofey Radya (RU), Clément Richem (FR), Wasted Rita (PT), Olivier Toulemonde (FR), Sam3 (ES), Martha Rosler (US)
Myr Muratet makes series of photographs from a field of long-term work and questioning the edges, insecurity, the borders. His images facing humanity of people, often in distress, to the institutional contemporary oppression.