Screen Talk is about the broadcasting of information and the abstraction of scientific discourse, with a distinct satirical vaudeville tone. In this ultra-connected world, the lack of clear boundaries between the real world and its virtual counterpart reinforces individualistic and opportunistic approaches.
Screen Talk was produced in 2014 by Franco-Algerian artist Neïl Beloufa, based on a screenplay co-written with cartoonist Léo Maret and a script co-written with American artist Jory Rabinovitz, and was shot with non-professional actors from the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity in Canada. Originally conceived as pure fiction, without imagining an analogy with a possible reality, the series resonates deeply as we witness the current global health situation.
About Neil Beloufa:
Neïl Beloufa (born in 1985 in Paris, France) is a Franco-Algerian artist who lives and works in Paris. Through his work, he questions societal issues with diverse mediums such as films, sculptures and installations. His work has been the subject of several monographic exhibitions, both in France and abroad, notably at K11 (Shanghai), MoMA (New-York), Schinkel Pavillon (Berlin), ICA (London), Hammer Museum (Los Angeles), Palais de Tokyo (Paris) and Schirn Kunsthalle (Frankfurt). Neil has also participated in contemporary art biennials (Shanghai, Venice and Lyon.) The artist is currently represented by the following galleries: Kamel Mennour (Paris), Mendes Wood DM (SãoPaulo, Brussels, New York), Galleria Zero (Milan) and François Ghebaly (Los Angeles).