Intissar Belaïd, Untitled, 2017, Embroidery on fabric, 110 x 75 cm. Courtesy AGorgi Gallery
Intissar Belaïd, Untitled, 2017, Embroidery on fabric, 110 x 75 cm. Courtesy AGorgi Gallery  

A filmmaker by training, Intissar Belaïd studied at the Ecole Supérieure de l’Audiovisual and Cinema in Tunis, obtaining a national diploma in 2009. In 2012 she gained an MA in film research from Université Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris 3 and has since produced four short films. Belaïd’s move into the visual arts signals a more direct approach to material exploration. She writes:

Wring… wring me… my body absorbs the world… I plunge and plunge into soaked body! The windows of my face are pierced by the needle of time… our time. She walks through me and attaches me to my canvas by the threads which strangle me, tie me… And unlike this time… I cannot move anymore. Why is it moving? What does it propose? An inner journey… through the marks it left on my flesh… my senses… rediscover this body that is common to us? My skin became a canvas of projection, day after day, offering me, a show, an image, a sound… the echo is recomposed into scenes, edits its own story… stories of discovery, so forgotten by the time that flees!