Beau Travail

You Are Safe With Me
A project initiated by Xandra Popescu in collaboration with Adrian Knuppertz, produced by Larisa Crunțeanu
10 – 26.3.2015


You Are Safe With Me works with the tension between moving and still image.

Between 10-26 March, Xandra Popescu and Adrian Knuppertz are initiating a visual dialogue with gentlemen who work as defence and security agents. This will result in a series of moving image portraits and perhaps, if you behave, a pin-up calendar.

During their stay at ODD, the two will be documenting their dialogue with the security guards through a visual diary. At the end of the residence they will give a talk about their project considering aspects such as the performative dimension of security as well as its social and economic implications.

The project is produced by artist and curator Larisa Crunțeanu with the support of photographer Andreea Goia.


* Image still from the film Beau Travail by Claire Denis, 2000