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Lighthouse in the Sea of Time

Zineb Sedira

Screen grab © Zineb Sedira
2011 – 2013

Commissioned by Folkestone Triennial, Lighthouse in the Sea of Time is a multi-screen film/sound installation that explores two historic lighthouses in Algeria, built during French rule in the late 19th / early 20th Century.

The film captures these imposing and exquisitely historic, architectural and political landmarks, and includes interviews with the lighthouse keepers, reminiscing about life in these isolated towers. For Zineb, this work is also a reflection on her relationship to Algiers.

The French-Algerian Zineb Sedira’s beautiful film installation, in a disused hall space cut into Folkestone’s cliffs, focuses on the lives of lighthouse keepers in Algeria. Both venues are rarely open to the public. A visit is a good chance to make some enchanting discoveries.”

Nancy Durrant, The Times

Date Title Venue City
5 October – 17 December 2013 Lighthouse in the Sea of Time Blaffer Art Museum Houston
26 May – 25 September 2012 Lighthouse in the Sea of Time Centre Culturel Français d’Oran Oran
Screen grab © Zineb Sedira