Video Art - Installation
Director/Artist: Lydia Ourahmane
Cinematographer: Alana Mejía González
Exhibited at SculptureCenter in NYC (May 12–Aug 1, 2022) and Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris (7th October 2022 - 27th February 2023)
Editor: Robert Fox
Cinematography: Alana Mejía González, Jacob Oommen
Animation: Yuma Burgess
Sound Mastering: Joe Ware
Color: Nadia Khairat
Research Assistant: Sarah Ourahmane
Production Manager: Khaled Bouzidi, Yanis Ouabadi
Graphic Design: Collin Fletcher
Lydia Ourahmane: Tassili is an engagement with a remote desert, how and why one travels there, and the conditions of image production. Specifically it is about Tassili n’Ajjer, a largely inaccessible plateau near the border between southeastern Algeria and Libya that is host to thousands of prehistoric engravings and cave paintings that describe the transformation of life in the Sahara over thousands of years. Scenes of conflict and ritual submit to a drastically altered ecological landscape, once a fertile “bed of rivers,” as the translation of its name implies, and now an arid and inhospitable expanse of desert.
Lydia Ourahmane: Tassili, 2022, is commissioned and produced by SculptureCenter, New York; rhizome, Algiers; Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris; Kamel Lazaar Foundation, Tunis; Mercer Union, Toronto; and Nottingham Contemporary.