Italian-born, Barcelona-based artist Claudio Zulian works on representations of power, with teenagers from underprivileged neighbourhoods. Produced with the support of Paris’s flagship photography gallery and the Jeu de Paume, his film "Power No Power" is the result of a year-long collaboration with pupils aged 11 to 14, at Aulnay-sur-Bois (Paris).
‘What power would you most like to have? How would you use it at school? At home? In your town? In the world? For yourself? For your friends?’ These were the question posed by Claudio Zulian to school pupils at Aulnay-sous-Bois (north of Paris), as the starting-point of his film.
Power No Power explores the representations of power, according to young people. Their personal experiences and relationships, as well as their vision of the world, provide the source for the investigation. The young actors were closely involved in the workshop scenario established by the artist to define the film’s setting, the stories and protagonists, and, thus, invited to discover the mysteries of a professional film shoot through a collaborative approach, which led Zulian to question his own practice.
*The film will premiere in Barcelona on June 3 at 6 pm, and the projection will be followed by a talk with the artist and the curator Diana Padrón.