ÊTRE ET NE PAS AVOIR, 2014

HD Video 16/9

Length : 5’54’’

Être et ne pas avoir (To be and not to have) is a video in which a Belgian resident explains the different possibilities of access and strategies linked to local social welfare. This work refers to the flaws of a social system and the ratio of profit it can generate, as well as the phenomenon of a new form of immigration familiarly called "social tourism". The title of this project refers to how these individuals advertise to society as people in need while at the same time bringing to mind the first language lessons of immigrants, learning the basics of the French language with the verbs ‘être’ and ‘avoir’ (to be and to have).