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#ArtissimaLive | Present Future 2017 | Bertille Bak

27 Ottobre 2017 #ArtissimaLive

Nuovo appuntamento per la redazione #ArtissimaLive. Fruit of the Forest incontra alcuni artisti della sezione Present Future, la sezione di Artissima dedicata ai talenti emergenti, per una serie di brevi interviste.

Federica Tattoli ha intervistato Bertille Bak (The Gallery Apart and Galerie Xippas).


Describe your work in five words


Do together

Fable (tale)



When did you become an artist?

When I won a competition of karaoke in 1996.

Do you listen to music while working, if yes what do you listen to?


An object you can’t live without

A tape measure.

What are you reading?

World history of the anarchy.

Can you describe the project you will show at Artissima Art Fair as though you were explain it to a six years old child?
In Morocco, there are women who work for a Dutch company. Their job: remove the carcass of the small shrimps. The shrimps make a very big journey since they are sinned in Holland, they travel to Morocco by truck and boat and then they leave again for the point of departure in Holland, to be sold. Unfortunately the women who do this job are little paid, 1€ for more than 1 hour of work. The work is also very difficult and repetitive. Together, with about twenty of these workers, we imagined a story to tell their situation, then we filmed it.


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