Coronet Inside Out: Mohamed El Khatib
Author, director, and performer Mohamed El Khatib has shared two short films with us as part of Coronet Inside Out: The Guarding Party (Guardien Party) and The Fight (La Dispute).
THE GUARDING PARTY (GUARDIEN PARTY)
A production by Valérie Mrejen and Mohamed El Khatib
With 10 museum guards
Cantonal Fine Art Museum and Theatre of Vidy-Lausanne
After immersing themselves for several months in more than thirty museums in France and abroad, Mohamed El Khatib and Valérie Mrejen record the words of museum keepers, their personal relationship to works, to visitors, to time that stretches out. They are both the object and the subject of the work, but also the pretext to question the political relationship between the space of the museum and those who visit.
The Fight (La Dispute)
Produced by Mohammed El Khatib
With the collaboration of Emmanuel Manzano, Marie Desgranges, Vassia Chavaroche, Fred Hocked, and Arnaud Léger
As they are in the best position to talk about it – and yet the least heard – author and director Mohamed El Khatib invites children of separated parents to share their views. Here, there is no marivaudage, but an original word about marital disputes, a harbinger of love breakup.
In the midst of the tear, how do they live with their parents’ decision? How do they themselves “remake” their lives? What questions would they dream of asking their parents?
Shaped by the prism of childhood from its writing, this creation by Mohamed El Khatib evolves on a thin thread between daring and modesty, emotion and playfulness, offering a unique perspective on a universal subject of society.