In North Africa, between the tip of the Atlas Mountains and the Saharan Platform, a dry lake separates the Mashreq (the rising) from the Maghreb (the setting). Against all odds, it is a perpetually changing landscape. Solar Noon reinvents its coordinates, grafting fragments of narratives onto it in the form of tableaux vivants where different beliefs, symbols and rituals intersect in a composite imaginary perspective. The film shifts the reality of the desert into the realm of myth, exploring its layers of stories, revealing buried memories. Determined by the sun, Solar Noon composes with its zenith.
Born in Paris in 1992. Lives and works between France and Tunisia. In 2022, Fredj Moussa took part in the group exhibition Free For All, at the Tiger Strikes Asteroid in Philadelphia, USA. In 2021, his first solo exhibition, Sun Keeps Falling on My Head, was held at the Kunstraum beim Bahnhof Bümpliz Nord in Bern, Switzerland. In the same year he took part in the group exhibition Bouphonie at 6b, Saint-Denis. In 2019, he was a resident at the Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris. Fredj Moussa graduated from the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, in 2018.
Born in 1992 in Paris. Lives and works in The Netherlands.
Since 2017, he has been organizing M'saken-Residencies, based in Tunisia. In 2018, he obtained his master's degree at ENSAD, Paris. Fredj Moussa is a founder member of SoumSoum fanzine, which was set up in 2018. He obtained a residency at the Cite Internationale des Arts in 2019. In 2020, he is participating in the 4Cs project: From Conflict to Conviviality through Creativity and Culture. He presented his first solo show in Bern, Switzerland in March 2021.