View of the exhibition « On the Wakaliga roadside » by Louis-Cyprien Rials, with Ramon Film Productions, Palais de Tokyo, 2019. Paris. SAM Art Projects. Photo credit: Aurélien Mole
View of the exhibition « On the Wakaliga roadside » by Louis-Cyprien Rials, with Ramon Film Productions, Palais de Tokyo, 2019. Paris. SAM Art Projects. Photo credit: Aurélien Mole 

On the Wakaliga roadside

20/02/2019 - 12/05/2019

Palais de Tokyo 
13, avenue du Président Wilson 
 
75116 Paris


 
BY LOUIS-CYPRIEN RIALS AND RAMON FILM PRODUCTIONS
SAM PRIZE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART 2017
The Middle East, unrecognised countries, radioactive or forbidden zones seen as "unintentional natural parks" are all territories that Louis-Cyprien Rials has explored or inhabited. From these zones marked by violence or whipped up by great conflicts, the artist delivers a silent, sometimes mystical image, using video and photography. His moving pictures made up of still shots, which are often long and devoid of human presence, talk of the impossibility to grasp such abandoned, transformed spaces, filled with beliefs and run through with stigmata.
Louis-Cyprien Rials is presenting at the Palais de Tokyo a film and a series of objects made with Ramon Film Productions. This production company, set up by Isaac Nabwana I.G.G., brings together Ugandans from various origins in a studio not far from the Wakaliga road, in a ghetto in the suburbs of Kampala, the capital of Uganda.