The Invaders

Ghita Skali

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Takeover: VI. Scene Takeover The Invaders
Ghita Skali

10 Minutes

Repeat: Dec 15-16 ET

The Invaders is a well-known US TV show from the 1970s, in which aliens invade Earth. In the 1990s, the French humorists Les Inconnus made a remake of this TV show, where the invaders are migrants living in France. Transforming the aliens into migrants was a cynical gesture that also showed the absurdity of the extreme right discourses of the time. This video is a remake of this remake, where the world has gone upside down and the attraction from the Global South to Europe has also been reversed.

This screening is part of Scene Takeover, the sixth and final chapter of the online program Takeover curated by Julian Ross for e-flux Video & Film, and unfolding in six chapters between September 22 and December 15, 2022, with the films and videos of each chapter streaming for two weeks.

Takeover wraps on Thursday, December 15 with a repeat of all films featured in the six chapters of the program, streaming through Friday, December 16, 11:59 pm ET.

For more information, contact program@e-flux.com.

Film, Migration & Immigration
Video Art, Humor & Comedy, Science Fiction, Europe, Racism
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Ghita Skali (b. 1992, Casablanca) is an artist based in Amsterdam. She studied in France, first at Villa Arson in Nice then at the graduate program at the Fine Arts School in Lyon. She was a De Ateliers (Amsterdam) resident between 2018 and 2020. She has had recent shows of her work at Kunsthal Extra City (Antwerp), Palais de Tokyo (Paris), and the Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam).


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