Antarctica, Looking for Gabriela

Fictional Documentary
HD | stereo | 52 min | 2014

Directors: Cecilia Conti & Agathe Simon

© Agathe Simon

Antarctica, Looking for Gabriela is a 52 minute documentary, filmed in Antarctica. It is directed by the video artist  Cecilia Conti, as a tribute to her sister, Gabriela Conti (1974-2010), the famous French-Argentine writer and explorer.

Discovering, in September 2013, her true identity (she is a former stolen baby of the Argentinian dictatorship), Cecilia follows the traces of her sister, whom she never met, with the support of the Argentinian Government and the ‘International Organization for Antarctica’ in February 2014.

This fictional documentary, directed by an imaginary character in homage to an imaginary character, is one of the works of the Antarctica exhibition.

Documentary Excerpt

Agathe Simon is a Paris-based artist, born in 1977. After a decade of art projects throughout the world, she starts a partenrship with the art company The Group in Paris in 2017. She is also conducting artistic creation workshops at the Sorbonne University.

Agathe Simon is currently preparing projects in partnership with ‘Les Voûtes’ (a Parisian alternative art venue), the “C.N.R.S.” (the largest governmental research organisation in France), the Paris Cergy National Graduate School of Arts, the University of Cergy-Pontoise, and the Museum of Non-conformist Art (Saint Petersburg, Russia). These projects will include performances, films, and exhibitions.