Clara Roumégoux – Territoires du geste
by Clara Roumégoux
The video Territoires du geste features portraits of women of different generations living in France with a dual cultural identity. From gesture to speech, the question of transmission emerges thanks to a modest mechanism, where material and immaterial dimensions meet between stories and culinary activities. How does the gesture become a symbol of silent resistance? The kitchen stages the political elements that history reveals. From couscous to meatballs, ma’amoul and Turkish coffee, these foodstuffs of historical and cultural heritage bring us back to the resulting spiritual heritage. The movement of the hands sets the stage for the political elements that their words weave, right down to the psyche of dreams and fears.