B. is a travel diary, a self-portrait, and an audiovisual essay at the same time. It was filmed in the city of Paris during 2007 using Walter Benjamin´s Arcades Project as a starting point. The video develops what Benjamin called “constellations” of data, facts and thoughts, which are connected to each other, crossing time and distance, in a concept of visual history and writing as assemblies of fragments. In this way, the story is shaped as a record of an experience of knowledge in which action, thought and gaze intersect all the time to confront literature and reality, memory and present; the city today, with its postmodern problems and its modernization of the modern dream that the city of Paris represents.
Duration: 58 minutos
Idea, camara and edition: Leticia El Halli Obeid
Sound: Pablo Chimenti/Hernán Kerlleñevich.
Original medium: Single channel video (minidv pal)
Film in París, June-October of 2007.
Produced within the framework of the program of crossed artistic residencies between Buenos Aires and Paris, with the support of the Ville de Paris, the Secretariat of Culture of the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires and the Embassy of France in Argentina