Hard-Won Images is the new iteration of Roman Selim Khereddine’s research conducted in Morocco.
Featuring an interaction between a man and his dog filmed at the Casablanca dog market, the installation breeds discourse on found footage with that of “poor” images. A reflection is established on the filmic genre that stems from these amateur, smartphone shot videos.
In their joint movement, human and canine –the latter standing in for all those staged and commodified –, could even claim to represent the history and trajectory of the relationship between humans and other animals.
Roman Selim Khereddine is a visual artist currently working mainly in video. “ Hard-Won Images ” at Espace 3353 is his first solo presentation in French-speaking Switzerland and will be followed by “Hard-Won Images 2” at Tunnel Tunnel, Lausanne. Both shows deal with material gathered in Morocco. Khereddine has obtained master’s degrees in history and Fine Arts. In 2019 he was awarded the Kiefer Hablitzel / Göhner art prize, in 2021 the work stipends of both the city and the canton of Zurich. He lives and works in Zurich.