Born in 1978 in Blida (AL), MB lives and works in Paris (FR). MB describes contemporary society implicitly,
by its contours. With a critical take on the mass media image, the subjects of his photographs and videos are people left behind at the crossroads of integration and exclusion. Preceded by a long immersion phase, each
of Mohamed Bourouissa’s projects builds a new enunciation firstname.lastname@example.org / Kamel Mennour / Blum & PoeLM & Associates
At the Barbès-Rochechouart metro station in Paris, hawkers sell cigarettes: “Marlboro! Legend!” Mohamed Bourouissa gave each one of them a hidden micro-camera to wear so that they could film their experiences. In these snatches of subjective camera, and some encounters staged by the artist, information is obtained, deals are negotiated, a woman gets chatted up, and the police are evaded. Together, the sequences are composed as a fragmented and broken narrative, as breathless and bustling as surreptitious exchanges at the top of an escalator.