The narrative in ‘The Invisibles’ Parliament’ is based on ghost images. Two apparitions emerge from the darkness and lead us towards a still fountain where a crowd is waiting for them. The ‘fountain’ object is here poetically re-visited. Through a series of loose associations, this short film traces the roots of modernity. It recalls Raymond Roussel (forefather of Duchamp) and one of the unsung figures who inspired him, Behanzin, the King of Dahomey and rebel against French colonisation. These are the two spectral figures who visit the crowd, unless it is the crowd itself that is made up of spirits (‘jnoun’) who are using these two ghostly images to try to contact us.

This work has been digitised in the frame of DCA Project