Malachi Farrell à l'œuvre – La Fabrication de "La Gégène"

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Author: Les auteurs anonymes
Producer: Lowave & MAC/VAL – Musée d'art contemporain du Val-de-Marne 
Available versions: English, French
Duration: 54'
Format: HD, 4:3, colour
Genre: Documentary
Year: 2008


Malachi Farrell à l'œuvre - La Fabrication de "La Gégène" retraces the steps involved in the making of La Gégène, a mixed media art work by Malachi Farrell and his team for the MAC/VAL museum in Vitry-sur-Seine (France) in 2007. Using movement, objects, images and sounds, La Gégène evokes the Algerian War and its related acts of violent torture as well as today's media deluge. Filmed in an experimental fashion, this documentary depicts the strength of this activist art work as it invites viewers to question social, political, historical, and contemporary events.


  • 9/11/14 – Les Écrans Documentaires, Arcueil, France
  • 27/05/11 – SensoProject, Maison des Ensembles, Paris, France
  • 25/11/09 – Malachi Farrell. La fabrication de "La Gégène" (special screening), Images/Passages, Annecy, France
  • 08/11/08 – Malachi Farell – La fabrication de "La Gégène", Librairie Flammarion, Centre  Pompidou, Paris, France

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Lowave has been producing art films since 2007. Our catalogue presents short and feature-length films by international artists who develop new hybrid cinematographic languages. Inspired by documentary and experimental traditions, as well as performance or animation films, these works respond to social and political realities of the 21st century.