Yoff, Lébous village in Dakar, Nouadhibou, Ceuta, Lampedusa, Chennai (Madras), Sangatte, Gibraltar. In Benoît Laffiché’s view these are all places associated with work, dwelling, migrations, and the globalized economy. They are these things in concrete, symbolic and political ways. Points of departure, passage, and arrival (impact). With subtlety and lucidity, Benoît Laffiché observes gestures, actions, beings and their bodies, caught in a slow tempo, and gestures which are ancient or, on the contrary, confronted by a forced brutality and mobility, or immobility. His video installations, projections and publications are all so many sensitive, poetic but politically radical ways of looking at the world.
Ambroise Tièche, 2014