Paris Anthem

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Paris Anthem, 2008
16mm film loop, 1 min. 40


Paris Anthem relates to Miles Davis' tribute for the World champion boxer "Jack Johnson" from 1970, a soundtrack for the documentary film by Bill Clayton on the World champion who defeated racial segregation in the ring. Miles introduces a sound of chaos and improvisation. A breathing of freedom and innovation, apoetics of change which also leads Miles to the collaboration with the french filmmaker Louis Malle of "Elevator to the Gallows" 1958.

After the riots in Paris of 2005 when social housings of immigrants were set on fire and two young suburban teenagers killed by the police.