LES COLONNES DE BOUJAAFAR is an work by Séverin Guelpa that consists of a series of columns erected facing the sea on the esplanade of Boujaafar beach in Sousse (Tunisia). Like large core drills 100 to 300 cm high, these columns are composed of raw materials or materials made from rubble or earth taken from the city of Sousse. By mobilizing local know-how and favoring the reuse of building materials, this installation addresses questions of identity, resources and ecology, symbolically confronting the country’s long history with its present and future.

The project is being developed in collaboration with Galerie El Birou and the Institut des Beaux-Arts de Sousse. A series of workshops will accompany the production of the work.