SISyphes, 2013

SISyphes is a variable geometry video work that can be shown on one to three screens. 

On the Langue de Barbarie, close to Saint-Louis in Senegal, two women are at work under a scathing sun, collecting and carrying sand for the construction industry.

The vertical recurrence of these passing women and the waves’ horizontal motion imperceptibly combine linear and circular temporalities. 

The viewer is lulled and almost hypnotized by the to and fro of these women at work on a beach, signifiers and finally symbols of human work.

One must imagine Sisyphus happy. - Albert Camus