RA #27 Talk & screening by Ali Tnani on his piece "Even the Sun has Rumors"
A leading practitioner in the field of conceptual art, Tnani is known for his multimedia installation work examining social issues in post-revolutionary Tunisia. With a practice that draws on installation, drawing, and photography, he explores the question of erasure and the negative in narratives of traces, memory and history in an era of hyper-connectivity.
Tnani conceives the trace, as a semiotic index or remnant, an extension of his notion of ‘counter-spaces’ that are simultaneously plastic and political. These sites shed light on the inherent contradictions and open a space for questioning hegemonic utopian narratives. These disruptive spaces expose the phantom signs of history in contemporary life: that which has been written, is being written and will be rewritten again in the future.