ROMANE ISKARIA



JARÉ



For the community of Malkie (North East Syria), "Jaré" is an emotional memory. In the country, during the nights of great heat, Assyrian families used to sleep on the roofs of their houses in a large bed that they built all together. Their gestures are almost choreographed, reminiscent of a ritual. The video installation "Jaré" reactivates this memory belonging to the collective memory of this community, idealizing a disappeared land, which does not really belong to them. This installation is accompanied by an immersive sound piece mixing testimonies of Assyrians in the form of snippets superimposed on the sounds of the environment that they could hear from the bed.

Installation video with three videos and textile installation

Video installation : projection and two satellite screens
Sculpture installation : carpets, sheets, fabrics, blankets, cushions
Film in french with english subtitles
22 minutes
2022

Directed in collaboration with Ghazel Aziz, architect
With : Diana Isaac, Jerjis Isaac, Gabriel Korkis, Natali Korkis
Sound : Romane Iskaria with the help of Maxime Pichont, Thibault Dupont



Textile installation view of Jaré, Tell Me Louder, Brussels, Belgium, 2022


Installation view of Jaré for the Mediatine Prize : 40 years exhibition at Wolubilis center in Brussels, Belgium, February 2023



Installation view of Jaré for the exhibition Frictions at BPS22 Museum, Charleroi, Belgium, June 2022.