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Ordinary Pain
2009

Ordinary Pain

Marie Ange Bordas

CO-MOVERE (Worldwide, 2009)

For five years Marie Ange Bordas shared her life with people who had fled their war-torn homelands. She lived with them in refugee camps, ghettos and shelters, from Kenya to Sri Lanka, from Paris to Johannesburg. She sat with them at the breakfast table and shared life stories. She was touched by some, irritated by others, a few became friends, and one a lover. CO-MOVERE arose from the series of workshops and exhibitions that Bordas made in cooperation with the affected communities. The title is an interplay of the Latin commovere (to move emotionally), from co-movere (to move house together) and the English commotion: an uproar, a violent disruption of public order. These are all elements that recur in Bordas's work and that force us to reflection and discussion.

  • CO-MOVERE (Worldwide, 2009)

    For five years Marie Ange Bordas shared her life with people who had fled their war-torn homelands. She lived with them in refugee camps, ghettos and shelters, from Kenya to Sri Lanka, from Paris to Johannesburg. She sat with them at the breakfast table and shared life stories. She was touched by some, irritated by others, a few became friends, and one a lover. CO-MOVERE arose from the series of workshops and exhibitions that Bordas made in cooperation with the affected communities. The title is an interplay of the Latin commovere (to move emotionally), from co-movere (to move house together) and the English commotion: an uproar, a violent disruption of public order. These are all elements that recur in Bordas's work and that force us to reflection and discussion.

  • CO-MOVERE (Worldwide, 2009)

  • CO-MOVERE (Worldwide, 2009)

  • CO-MOVERE (Worldwide, 2009)

Biography

Co-Movere (2009)

For five years Marie Ange Bordas shared her life with people who had fled their war-torn homelands. She lived with them in refugee camps, ghettos and shelters, from Kenya to Sri Lanka, from Paris to Johannesburg. She sat with them at the breakfast table and shared life stories. She was touched by some, irritated by others, a few became friends, and one a lover. Co-Movere arose from the series of workshops and exhibitions that Bordas made in cooperation with the affected communities. The title is an interplay of the Latin commovere (to move emotionally), from co-movere (to move house together) and the English commotion: an uproar, a violent disruption of public order. These are all elements that recur in Bordas's work and that force us to reflection and discussion.

Marie Ange Bordas (Brazil, 1970) uses photography, video and sound to create intimacy among herself, her subjects and the public. She took her Masters at the School of Communication and Arts at the University of Sao Paulo and a Bachelors in journalism at the Federal University in Rio Grande do Sul. Her themes are displacement, memory, loss and recovery.

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