I would like to thank the invitation collaboration of the Cité Internationale des Arts and the Mondriaan Fonds to make possible my research 'Tarzan in Paris'.
The French Colonial cinema has influenced the Moroccan Director Mohamend Osfour (1927-2005), who made movies with Moroccan actors based on westernized characters such as Tarzan, Robin Hood or Otelo. Characters were in some way quickly accepted as mirrors of the migratory process in the collective imagination of the Bidonvilles (shantytowns). I would like to use the character 'Tarzan' as my alter ego or impersonator to explore, investigate, intervene and film in Paris. This character is going to move around the city between two architectural areas of Paris: the archives of archaeological museums and the Grand Ensembles.