Born 1992 in Châtellerault, France
Lives and works in Paris, France
Tarek Lakhrissi’s futuristic narrative Out of the Blue takes place at a radical moment in time, when a politically conservative era is suddenly coming to an end. Lakhrissi avoids traditional apocalyptic narratives to meditate instead on the nature of transition itself. In the final scene, the film’s central character delivers a thoughtful speech exploring ideas of freedom and liberty, self-determination and queer futurity.
Tarek Lakhrissi is a interdisciplinary artist and poet who works on the performativity of language through poetry, research and experimentations. His works have been exhibited at Auto Italia South East (London, UK), Hayward Gallery (London, UK), Palais de Tokyo (Paris, France), Gulbenkian Foundation (Paris, France), Lafayette Anticipations (Paris, France), La Galerie (Noisy-Le-Sec, France), Bétonsalon (Paris, France), DOC! (Paris, France), La Gaité Lyrique (Paris, France), Artexte (Montreal, Canada), Šiuolaikinio meno centras/CAC (Vilnius, Lithuania), Kim? (Riga, Latvia), Confort Moderne (Poitiers, France), Circa Projects (Newcastle, UK), Wendy’s Subway (Brooklyn, US).
Presented at the 22nd Biennale of Sydney with assistance from the Ambassade de France en Australie and Institut Français
Courtesy the artist
Video produced by La Galerie CAC (Noisy-le-Sec, France) with the support of the Département de Seine-Saint-Denis, France
Tarek Lakhrissi, Out of the Blue, 2019, single-channel digital video, colour, sound, 13:44 mins. Presented at the 22nd Biennale of Sydney with assistance from the Ambassade de France en Australie and Institut Français. Courtesy the artist. Video produced by La Galerie CAC (Noisy-le-Sec, France) with the support of the Département de Seine-Saint-Denis (France)
Photograph: Alex Robinson
Location: Museum of Contemporary Art Australia