New appointment with #ArtissimaLive. Fruit of the Forest has met some artists of Present Future, the section of Artissima devoted to solo show of emergent talents, for brief interviews.
Federica Tattoli has met Bertille Bak (The gallery apart + Xippas)
Describe your work in five words
When did you become an artist?
When I won a competition of karaoke in 1996.
Do you listen to music while working, if yes what do you listen to?
An object you can’t live without
A tape measure.
What are you reading?
World history of the anarchy.
Can you describe the project you will show at Artissima Art Fair as though you were explain it to a six years old child?
In Morocco, there are women who work for a Dutch company. Their job: remove the carcass of the small shrimps. The shrimps make a very big journey since they are sinned in Holland, they travel to Morocco by truck and boat and then they leave again for the point of departure in Holland, to be sold. Unfortunately the women who do this job are little paid, 1€ for more than 1 hour of work. The work is also very difficult and repetitive. Together, with about twenty of these workers, we imagined a story to tell their situation, then we filmed it.
[Read more on #ArtissimaLive | Present Future 2017 | Bertille Bak, Fruit of the Forest]