Neïl Beloufa

b. 1985, Paris, France. Lives and works in Paris, France


Neïl Beloufa
Neïl Beloufa, Lifestyles, 2013 (detail). Photo: David Bebber




Beloufa combines moving images and sculptural form to create uncertain spaces that hover between documentary and fiction. The immersive installation Lifestyles, 2013, contains the video People's passion, lifestyle, beautiful wine, gigantic glass towers, all surrounded by water, 2011. Individuals on the streets of a shiny and sanitised modern neighbourhood convincingly recount tales of luxurious leisure time. Beloufa collaborated with actors to script these performances, referencing genres such as infomercials and science fiction. The unsettling perfection of the days recalled by the interviewees is obscured and disrupted by un-cinematic rough assemblages, creating a painterly fracturing of the assured relaxation.