Dieu me Pardonne

Mounir Fatmi. 2004. France, Morocco. vo French. 8’

This video was made using images recorded from TV between 2001 and 2004. Many were collected during a workshop that invited participants to record their ?zapping? with access to every channel in the world. One of the prophet Mohammed's Hadiths provides the narrative thread: "The first look at a woman is for you, the second is for the devil and the third is a crime". Our looks are displaced towards televised images and show us how the repetition and impoverishment of images in our culture place us in the role of voyeur. The television creates an ambiguous situation and insidiously make us enjoy, in a way that is almost erotic, these catastrophic but strangely beautiful images.