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Clip politique “Zaffatleh el Tarik” / “Il a pavé ma route”

Zaffatleh el Tarik, 2016: written, performed and produced by Noel and Michelle Keserwany. 

Satirical song and musical video intended to raise awareness of political and electoral corruption among the Lebanese population.

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Clip politique “Zaffatleh el Tarik” / “Il a pavé ma route”

Zaffatleh el Tarik, 2016: written, performed and produced by Noel and Michelle Keserwany. 

Satirical song and musical video intended to raise awareness of political and electoral corruption among the Lebanese population.

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Clip politique “Men3id w Men3id” / “Nous répétons les mêmes actes encore et encore”

Men3id w Men3id, 2018: written, performed and produced by Noel and Michelle Keserwany. 

Satirical song aimed at increasing political awareness just before the parliamentary elections.

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Clip politique “Kaa’n Aaychin” / “Comme si nous vivions”

Kaa’n Aaychin, 2020: written, performed and staged by Noel and Michelle Keserwany. 

A clip inspired by the recent revolutions in Lebanon, enabling the people to combat corruption and crime.

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Clip politique “Men3id w Men3id” / “Nous répétons les mêmes actes encore et encore”

Kaa’n Aaychin, 2020: written, performed and staged by Noel and Michelle Keserwany. 

A clip inspired by the recent revolutions in Lebanon, enabling the people to combat corruption and crime.

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Clip politique “Romansiyyeh Siyasiyyeh” / “Romance Politique”.

Romansiyyeh Siyasiyyeh, 2020: written, performed and produced by Noel and Michelle Keserwany. 

Political clip illustrating the importance of refusing to be oppressed and the determination to continue the fight for a dignified life in Lebanon. The song also denounces the corruption of the political class which, according to Noel Keserwany, is the main reason for the economic crisis in Lebanon and the criminal explosion in the port of Beirut on August 4, 2020. 

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Film “ALL HAIL CIVILISATION”

ALL HAIL CIVILISATION, 2021: written, performed and directed by Noel Keserwany. 

Video clip, awareness campaign for the KAFA (Enough violence and exploitation) association.

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Film “Une histoire de gens”

Une histoire de gens: written, illustrated and directed by Noel Keserwany. 

Awareness campaign for the KAFA (Enough violence and exploitation) association (Organisation for women’s rights). 

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Film “Une histoire de gens”

Une histoire de gens: written, illustrated and directed by Noel Keserwany. 

Awareness campaign for the KAFA (Enough violence and exploitation) association (Organisation for women’s rights). 

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Film “Une histoire de gens”

Une histoire de gens: written, illustrated and directed by Noel Keserwany. 

Awareness campaign for the KAFA (Enough violence and exploitation) association (Organisation for women’s rights). 

Cinema
Public debate
Music
Lebanon in the works of Noel Keserwany

1 week ago

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« Selon notre regard »

"You are free to eat from any tree in the garden; but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for God knows that, in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like gods, knowing good and evil."

 

Video produced as part of the “La première image” (The First Image) order by the Cnap with the G.R.E.C (Groupe de recherches et d'essais cinématographiques Film essays and research group)

Video, black and white, sound, Duration: 9'27'', French sub-titling

Photo credit: Cnap

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Shirley Bruno « An Excavation of Us » (Le Déterrement de Nous), 2017

The shadows of the Napoleon army fall on the walls of a mysterious cave named after Marie Jeanne, a combatant in the Haitian revolution, the rebellion of which is told by a local myth. The battle that took place in the cave became the most successful slave rebellion in History.

 

Video, black and white, sound, Duration: 11’11’’

Le Fresnoy Studio national des arts contemporains, Port-a-Pimente (Haiti)

Animation Assistant: Alexandru P. Badelita

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Rebecca Digne « Tracer le vide », 2017

On the Italian and French coasts, people pull ropes, attaching them to the territory. It is symbolic of our connection with the ground on which we grew up and which sketches our future.

 

Video, colour and black and white, silent, Duration: 8'

Super 8 and 16mm film transfer

Photo credit: Galerie Escougnou-Cetraro

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Marguerite Duras « Aurélia Steiner (Vancouver) », 1979

Giving something to see from what is missing: that is probably the obsessional search in Marguerite Duras’ films. Like her stories and novels, they explore absence (absence of the another, the absence of meaning). If Marguerite Duras has brought some of her stories to the screen, this film from 1979 does not originate from any independent text. The story inserts itself under the images, or beyond them; they never accompany them.

 

Video, black and white, sound, Duration: 48 minutes

Collection 49 Nord 6 Est – Frac Lorraine, Metz (FR)

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Anne-Charlotte Finel « Entre chien et loup », 2015

As the name indicates, this video was filmed at the time day disappears. Filmed almost blind, the landscape seems covered by a heavy grain. Deer and hinds graze at the doors of a metropolis. These wild animals seem to lose their prestige here. Their bodies are peeled and they graze in a forest decor pierced by the city lights. The deer, dog and sometimes the wolf belong to the bestiary of melancholy.

 

Video, colour, sound, Duration: 5:48 min

Musician: Luc Kheradmand

FNAC 2017-0578 Centre national des arts plastiques Paris-La Défense (France)

Photo credit: Jousse Entreprise

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Camille Henrot, « Cynopolis », 2007 – 2009

The camera follows a pack of stray dogs that have taken up residence at Saqqara, site of the first Egyptian pyramid. The editing sets these images alongside those of archaeological digs that detail the gestures of workers on the pyramid restoration site, as well as those of women sorting plastic in the Cairo recycling centre.

 

Video, colour, sound, Duration: 13'06"

Filmed on the Saqqara site in Egypt

FNAC 09-583 Centre national des arts plastiques Paris-La Défense (France)

© Adagp, Paris / Cnap

Photo credit: Galerie Kamel Mennour

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Ana Vaz « Há Terra! », 2016

Há Terra! is a meeting, a hunt, a diachronic tale of viewing and the future. Like in a game, like in a high-speed chase, the film sways between character and earth, earth and character, predator and prey.

 

HD Video, colour, sound, 16 mm film transfer, Duration: 12'47"

Sertão Region (Brazil)

Production: Spectre Productions, Rennes (France) (Producer: Olivier Marboeuf, Associate Producer: Cédric Walter)

FNAC 2017-0524 Centre national des arts plastiques Paris-La Défense (France)

© rights reserved / Cnap

Photo credit: Ana Vaz

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Edith Dekyndt « One second of silence (Part 1, New-York) », 2008 « Selon notre regard», vue de l’exposition à l‘Institut français de Berlin, Février 2021

In the world of perceptions revealed by Edith Dekyndt, everything leads to believe that silence reigns supreme, conducive to moments of reflection. Whereas life offers hardly any silence, in One Second of Silence (Part 01, New-York) (2008), the transparent flag floats in the air leaving its surface to be confused with the surrounding sky as if it was the emblem, and gives to metaphorically hearing a “noisy silence”.

 

Collection 49 Nord 6 Est – Frac Lorraine, Metz (FR)

© E. Dekyndt

Photo credit: Liberty Adrien

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Lida Abdul, «What we saw upon awakening», 2006 - Raeda Saadeh, «Vacuum», 2007 « Selon notre regard», vue de l’exposition à l‘Institut français de Berlin, Février 2021

The video “What we saw upon awakening” shows a dozen young men, dressed in black, who are trying to clear the scattered debris of a house in Kabul destroyed by the bombings, a ruin showing the armed conflicts that have been wearing down the region for dozens of years. Like some of her previous works, the choice of silence is the fruit of a conceptual strategy that is meant to allude to the implications of political decisions that affect those not allowed to speak, the homeless and other dispossessed.

Collection 49 Nord 6 Est – Frac Lorraine, Metz (FR) / Photo: Lida Abdul / © L. Abdul

“Vacuum” shows the artist vacuuming in the desert between Jericho and the Dead Sea, the absurdity of the gesture referring to the Greek mythology hero Sisyphus and refers to life in Palestine. 

Collection 49 Nord 6 Est – Frac Lorraine, Metz (FR) / Photo: Raeda Saadeh / © R. Saadeh

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Lida Abdul «What we saw upon awakening», 2006 – Salomé Lamas «A Torre», 2015 / « Selon notre regard», vue de l’exposition à l‘Institut français de Berlin, Février 2021

“What we saw upon awakening”

16 mm film transferred to DVD, colour, sound. Duration 6’53’’ / Collection 49 Nord 6 Est – Frac Lorraine, Metz (FR) / Photo: Lida Abdul / © L. Abdul

Salomé Lamas “A Torre”, 2015

Perhaps Kolja’s experience of merging her body (human) with a tree (nature) by venturing into an area between sky and earth is due to the pureness of her spirit, the grandeur of idiots or the madness of mystics; or all at the same time? Maybe it’s a symptom of the enlightened – or simply a sophisticated suicide?

Project made using elements of the film "Extinction" (2018) directed by Salomé Lamas and produced by O Som e a Furia, in co-production with Mengamuk Films.

Performance by Christoph Both-Asmus ("The Tree Walker") / HD video, black and white, sound. Duration: 8' / FNAC 2017-0387 Centre national des arts plastiques / © Salomé Lamas / Cnap

Visual arts
“Selon notre regard” (According to our view)

3 weeks ago

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Plage, Brest, 2016, extrait de la série ODDS AND ENDS

A beach in Brest considered like a planet (Mars the red one) where an era that is disappeared is engraved. Is this the bottom of the sea once it has completely evaporated? The strange colours send us back to painters’ visions of the start of the space age where it was the colour that constituted what was strange, extra-terrestrial. 

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Plateforme de démantèlement d'aéronefs, Châteauroux, 2013, extrait de la série ODDS AND ENDS

Laid like an egg on the tarmac, just after this airplane cockpit was dismantled it looks like it has just landed. Behind it the smashed up spare parts disrupt it lying there calmly. 

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Entreprise Syctom, Issy-les-Moulineaux, 2017, extrait de la série ODDS AND ENDS

Taken in the Syctom company, the metropolitan household waste management agency, this photography can be interpreted several ways. Barricades installed in the streets to block the road during confrontations? The summit of a volcano? Furnace, fire of hell? 

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Vague, Atlantique, 2017, extrait de la série ODDS AND ENDS

The ocean as the origin of life calms the fires that precede it. This wave speaks of the surface, and things that are buried. 

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Agriculture sur brûlis,Cacao, 2017, extrait de la série ODDS AND ENDS

Farming on burnt land is an agricultural system in which the fields are cleared by fire which enables a transfer of fertility. Beyond the technique at stake, this image also shows us a battle field that is still smoking, leaving the nature of the clash suspended. 

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Maison solaire passive, Cosswiller, 2014, extrait de la série ODDS AND ENDS

This diamond shape in place and ready to take of is a passive solar house, a “heliodynamic architecture” concept by Eric Wasser. Close to a spaceship, it echoes other images from the series where habitat is designed as a box to shut yourself off from the outside. 

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Horizon, Pacifique, 2017, extrait de la série ODDS AND ENDS

Like a childlike representation, this image wants to offer an impossible photograph, that of space, its vastness, limitless. 

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Maison à feu, Colmar, 2016, extrait de la série ODDS AND ENDS

A place where firefighters undergo training, this metal station can make us think of a home designed for extreme or extra-terrestrial places. This controlled fire is the opposite of farming fire on burnt land. 

 

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Déflexion, Paris, 2015, extrait de la série ODDS AND ENDS

Taken at the Palais de la Découverte in Paris, this image of an enlarged luminous artefact reminds us of the shape of the heliodome and recalls a trajectory, a journey through the night of space. 

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Caveau de la paroisse Saint-Pierre-Le-Jeune, Strasbourg, 2016, extrait de la série ODDS AND ENDS

At first glance we don't know if this simplified shape of the man is sinking into the ground or ascending towards the light. Close to the keyhole, the proportions of the head in relation to the body are strange. 

Photography
Marie Quéau – « Odds and Ends » series

11 weeks ago

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Les Grands Espaces, couleurs d'Isabelle Merlet, Dargaud, septembre 2018

A look back in photos at the exhibition and work of the multi-talented artist, Catherine Meurisse: comic book illustrator, cartoonist and author. 

 

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Les Grands Espaces, couleurs d'Isabelle Merlet, Dargaud, septembre 2018

Comic book page no. 4 published by éditions Dargaud, 2018.

Coloured by Isabelle Merlet.

In Les Grands espaces (Wide Open Spaces), Catherine Meurisse represents children more than anything. She transcribes her memories through her little girl character.

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Les Grands Espaces, couleurs d'Isabelle Merlet, Dargaud, septembre 2018

Comic book page no. 4 published by éditions Dargaud, 2018.

Coloured by Isabelle Merlet. 

Perched on her haystack, little Catherine wants to embrace the big wide world. Her line has become softer Since La Légèreté (Lightness).

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Les Grands Espaces, couleurs d'Isabelle Merlet, Dargaud, septembre 2018

Comic book page no. 4 published by éditions Dargaud, 2018.

Coloured by Isabelle Merlet.

The influence of classic painting can be seen in her drawing – in the cows, field, haybales.

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Les Grands Espaces, couleurs d'Isabelle Merlet, Dargaud, septembre 2018

Comic book page no. 29 published by éditions Dargaud, 2018.

Coloured by Isabelle Merlet.

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La Légèreté, Dargaud, avril 2016

Comic book page no. 67 published by éditions Dargaud, 2016.

Quill, Indian ink and coloured ink.

Colour burst through by fits and starts in La Légèreté (Lightness), as in the branches of this tree, directly drawn with coloured ink.

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Delacroix, adapté d'Alexandre Dumas, Dargaud, novembre 2019

Original drawing, pages 86 and 87, published by éditions Dargaud, 2019.

Gouache, coloured ink.

This reinterpretation of The death of Sardanapalus show the renewed spirit and energy Catherine Meurisse puts into exploring colours and using the matter. New ways of working.

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Scènes de la vie hormonale, Dargaud, octobre 2016

 Original page published in Scènes de la vie hormonale (scenes of hormonal life) by éditions Dargaud, page 32, 2016.

Quill, Indian ink.

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Ma tata Thérèse, texte Fabrice Nicolino, illustrations par Catherine Meurisse, Éditions Sarbacane, 2012

Ma tata Thérèse (My Aunt Theresa), text by Fabrice Nicolino, illustrations by Catherine Meurisse, Éditions Sarbacane, 2012.

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Diogène, texte de Diogène Mantinée et Diotima Mantinée, illustrations par Catherine Meurisse, Les Portes du monde, 2003

Diogène, text by Diogène Mantinée and Diotima Mantinée, illustrations by Catherine Meurisse, Les Portes du monde, 2003. 

Graphic novel
Catherine Meurisse, La vie en dessin - Centre Pompidou

15 weeks ago

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Fugue VR

Stemming from the close collaboration between Yoann Bourgeois, choreographer and dancer, and Michel Reilhac, director, Fugue VR is an experiential and sensory journey into the universe of the Fugue Trampoline that Yoann Bourgeois likes to describe as an “existential game of vertigo”. Guided by dancers from Yoann Bourgeois’ company, will you make the leap? 

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Le Bal de Paris

Dancer and choreographer Blanca Li invites you to the greatest ball in Paris! Presented in three acts, this show leads the spectator into the whirlwind of an unforgettable ball. Three dancers play the main roles of the intrigue and introduce you to the waltz or cancan, and a thousand other surprises. Everyone is free to dance, experience the festivities in their own way and interact with who they like.

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Eve, la danse est un espace sans lieu

Eve la danse est un espace sans lieu (Eve Dance is An Unplaceable Place) is a participative dance performance based on three EVR films (Embodied Virtual Reality). Each participant is plunged into different stories, filmed in Barcelona, Lyon and Venice. They fuse with Eve, a sort of Pachamama goddess, free, independent and creative, mother of earth and time and learn little by little to dance with her during an unforgettable experience.

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The Enemy

The Enemy transports you to the heart of a head-to-head between fighters from three war zones: the Maras of Salvador, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Israel and Palestine. You are between them and set out to meet them. Their accounts and confessions, their war experiences, give spectators points of view that deeply renew the journalistic documentary genre. 

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24/7

For thirty years, on average we have lost an hour of sleep per night, and accumulate huge energy debts. However, sleep is a vital physiological need for human beings. In the near future of 24/7, the Dreamr start-up develops a headset that enables you to catch up on a night’s sleep in only thirty minutes. To try its effectiveness out, the company will trial the headset’s limits on a test-patient. Ready for the experience? 

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Alice, the virtual reality play

What if you were Alice, Lewis Caroll’s heroine? That’s what the immersive experience Alice, the Virtual Reality Play offers you, a modern and offbeat adaptation of the famous novel. The play takes inspiration from immersive theatre, giving the spectator the opportunity to play the leading role. You influence your path by interacting with actors and objects in real time. The aim: get a crown before the clock strikes.

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Les falaises de V.

In Les falaises de V. (the cliffs of V), faced with a shortage of organ donations, the government gives prisoners serving long sentences the opportunity to shorten their sentence in exchange for part of their body. Lying down and wearing a virtual reality headset, you share the outcome of a prisoner who, in a few hours, will exchange his eyes for years of freedom.

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Mechanical Souls

In Mechanical Souls, Madame Song is preparing her daughter’s spectacular wedding. She spares no expense and hires several androids. But something ends up going wrong and it’s up to you, a new employee of Mechlife, to find out what! You’re involved in an exploration on the themes of freedom and free will in a society caught between tradition modernity.

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The ordinary Circus Girl

When you’re a circus artist and you build all of your life on physical prowess, what happens when your body gives in? Sensory immersion combining virtual reality and circus performance, The Ordinary Circus Girl questions risk, failure and also adrenaline, which gives all those whose body is a work tool a boost. Find yourself in the body of an aerial artist, from behind the scenes until the final aerial act!

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The roaming

Two children run away at night through a seemingly never-ending marshy expanse. Will you be brave enough to join them in the Wetlands and help them? With a mysterious glow to guide you, you have to find your way in the darkness as far as the Voodoo Man whose spirit lives in the tall grass. Joining him means finding a path the get to the children… The Roaming questions your limits and daring. 

Multidisciplinary
When virtual reality meets live performance

19 weeks ago

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Camille Henrot, Samedi, mardi au Artsonje Center

One year represents the journey of the Earth around the sun, one month the cycle of the moon, and one day the result of the Earth’s cycle of rotation. On the other hand, a week is a measure of time established with no connection to astronomy. 

The week is an artificial system designed only for the well-being of the human lifecycle. For each day of the week, the artist Camille Henrot examines the standardised and repeated forms of human behaviour in society, using the areas of cultural anthropology, religion, social media and psychoanalytical theory as references. 

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Camille Henrot, Samedi, mardi au Artsonje Center

This exhibition is concentrated on the works relating to “Saturday” and “Tuesday”, which are presented alongside the series of the artist’s watercolours.

Filmed in New York, Washington DC, Tahiti and Tonga, her video Saturday (2017) focuses on the Seventh-Day Adventist Church. She was attracted by the Church because its worshippers observe the Sabbath and organise baptisms on Saturdays, and because its teachings underline the importance of good health and dietary habits. 

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Camille Henrot, Samedi, mardi au Artsonje Center

The artist filmed the services of Seventh-Day Adventists and recordings of their televised prayer programme. She combined these images with scenes of neurological tests, a food advertisement, an injection of Botox, big wave surfing, an endoscopy and political demonstrations. 

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Camille Henrot, Samedi, mardi au Artsonje Center

This amalgam of images reveals connections between the different human strategies to maintain hope in the medical, religious and political dimensions.

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Camille Henrot, Samedi, mardi au Artsonje Center

The origins of the word “Tuesday” comes from Tyr, the Nordic god of war and victory.

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Camille Henrot, Samedi, mardi au Artsonje Center

Tuesday (2017) is a work that combines video and sculpture that refers to both ancient mythology and the contemporary motivational message phenomenon, as the hashtag “#transformationtuesday”, shows for example. 

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Camille Henrot, Samedi, mardi au Artsonje Center

The film Tuesday mixes images of racehorses that race, breath and are groomed, with others, showing those who do Jiu jitsu in slow motion while training on mats before a match.

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Camille Henrot, Samedi, mardi au Artsonje Center

Tuesday subverts competition and replaces it with passive contemplation and an exaggerated suspension of movement and action. 

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Camille Henrot, Samedi, mardi au Artsonje Center

At the same time as the video, two sculptures represent the body in an entangled form.

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Camille Henrot, Samedi, mardi au Artsonje Center

They blur the frontiers between acts of surrender and control.

Multidisciplinary
Camille Henrot - Saturday, Tuesday at the Artsonje Center

26 weeks ago

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Hoël Duret - Exposition low

Inspired by the botanical greenhouses of the 19th century, the installation NFT pH<7 logique (2019) is installed in the hall of Villa Merkel.

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Hoël Duret - Exposition low

This hyperconnected multisensory ecosystem combines plants and technological tools (soundtrack, light sources, fog machine…).

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Hoël Duret - Exposition low

The whole is controlled by an algorithm that makes the “climate” in real time by setting off its components randomly from climate data collected on Twitter.

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Hoël Duret - Exposition low

The outer rooms accommodate new works, that continue the story started by the main installation.

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Hoël Duret - Exposition low

Strange soft and phosphorescent forms have transformed the material of industrial waste.

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Hoël Duret - Exposition low à la Villa Merkel

The film Drop out (2020), filmed in New Zealand, takes us into kaleidoscopic worlds where states of crises and permanent mystery reign.

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Hoël Duret - Exposition low

A weak aquarium that sunk under a video screen takes in a plant with visions that scroll over the screen in a sequence of abstract forms, implying other intelligences, not human, but botanic.

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Hoël Duret - Exposition low

A series of luminous artefacts that seem to communicate between themselves using light signals through spaces bathed in a blue light with ultraviolet effects.

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Hoël Duret - Exposition low

Long phosphorescent worms lie here and there on objects that have shed their skins.

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Hoël Duret - Exposition low

Suspended from the ceiling, a final machine, Quantum (2020), seems to be controlled by plants that control the illuminated breathing and troubling sound modulations.

Visual arts
Digital
Hoël Duret - Low exhibition at Villa Merkel

29 weeks ago

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 The Speeches Series - Chapter 1-1

2012. 25'. Single channel video. From The Speeches Series (3 digital films, 2012-2013). Commissioned for La Triennale, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, 2012, curated by Okwui Enwezor.


Courtesy of the artist and Mor Charpentier Gallery, Paris
 

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Twenty-Two Hours

Twenty-Two Hours. Digital film. 2018. 43'. Commissioned for Ruhr Triennale, 2018. Produced with the support of Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study and Harvard Film Study Center,Secession Vienna.

Courtesy of the artist and Mor Charpentier Gallery, Paris
 

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Twenty-Two Hours 2

Twenty-Two Hours. Digital film. 2018. 43'. Commissioned for Ruhr Triennale, 2018. Produced with the support of Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study and Harvard Film Study Center,Secession Vienna.

Courtesy of the artist and Mor Charpentier Gallery, Paris

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Twenty-Two Hours 3

Commandé pour Ruhr Triennale, 2018. Produit avec l’aide du Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study et du Harvard Film Study Center, Sécession viennoise.

Avec l’autorisation de l’artiste et de la galerie Mor Charpentier, Paris

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Centre Familial de Ben Aknoun

Location of Kateb Yacine’s house.
Fig. 1 : Théâtre de verdure
From Foreign Office, mixed media installation. 2015. C-Print. 100x120cm.

Courtesy of the artist and Mor Charpentier Gallery, Paris

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Hôtel El Safir, Ex-Aletti, centre-ville d’Alger

Residence of the Black Panther Party delegation during the 1969 Pan-African Festival of Algiers.
Fig. 1 : Entrance of the former Casino
From Foreign Office, mixed media installation. 2015. C-Print. 100x120cm.

Courtesy of the artist and Mor Charpentier Gallery, Paris
 

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Siège de la délégation du FDLP

From Foreign Office, mixed media installation. 2015. C-Print. 80x100cm.

Courtesy of the artist and Mor Charpentier Gallery, Paris

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Foreign Office

Digital film. 2015. 22'. From Foreign Office, mixed-media project, film, photography, silkscreen printing.
Commissioned for Sam Art Prize, 2013-2014
 

Courtesy of the artist and Mor Charpentier Gallery, Paris
 

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The Typographer

Film 16 mm. B&W. Muet. 2019. 3 min 30.

Courtesy of the artist and Mor Charpentier Gallery, Paris

Visual arts
Photography
Bouchra Khalili - The Nordic Chapter

29 weeks ago

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Ester Manas, Balthazar Delpierre et Wisharawhish Akarasantisook - Universal Workware

For this final workshop in Thailand, the designers base their work around indigo. Ester Manas and Wisharawhish Akarasantisook chose a silk textile made in the Surin province and played on the Blue jean aspect to redesign work clothes. They are unisex and suit all sizes.

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Deconstruction handbag

Sandrine Rozier is one of the designers in France recognised for her knowledge of indigo and her great mastery of the baths that reveal all their shades. With Namfon Laïstrooglai she also worked around the material which, when cut out then re-assembled, gives rise to this bag with an idea of lightness and softness

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Asean design

Within the framework of this workshop in Chiang Mai, it was above all a question of carrying out tests, combinations, questioning materials and taking the artisans the designers worked with away from their reflexes. When Violette Vigneron teamed up with Coth Studio they experimented on new possibilities with bronze. The lightness and grace of these chandeliers is the surprising result.

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Asean design 4

The tandem became involved in the life of this community which brings together more than 30 families of artisans who have been producing turned wood for more than 100 years. Combining wood with indigo was a first. Each time the result is unique, the indigo adhering to the wood in a different way depending on its thickness, original colour, age…

 

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asean design 5

All the designers involved in this first workshop organised in Bangkok had the idea of working on materials that are reminiscent of the streets of Bangkok, that are so colourful and lively. Thai-Tie and Love seat are made in rattan, a material used a lot in Thailand. The motifs recall local traditional ornaments. Christian Ghion chose a simple design so that Yothaka can easily produce the two designs.

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asean design 6

At Chiang Mai, the Thai and French designers worked side by side on personal designs. Teerapoj Teeropaas who worked, among others, with Lauriane Beaunier and Alexandre Dubreuil at Prempracha, convey the slow pace of rural life through this series. The chiselled texture is reminiscent of bamboo, speciality of the other factory that also hosted this group of designers during this workshop.

 

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asean design 7

Patcharada Inplang is an architect who is interested in artisanal production methods and local materials. She took the opportunity of this workshop to work with ceramic, which she is not so familiar with. By concentrating on the moulding technique, which is one of Prempracha’s great crafts, Patcharada wanted to highlight raw details of the edges from the moulding process. The story of this factory is therefore what she showcases here in her final pieces.

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asean design 8

Established in 2001, the Kayu Manis furniture company specialised in producing bathroom furniture in 2007. By working in this company, Pascaline de Glo de Besses discovered another production model: teak wood is worked mainly by hand, assembly being done according to woodworking rules. The major advantage of this exchange for the company has been to analyse the current trend for bathroom furniture which, in Europe, are all light. Materials such as terrazzo are also highly appreciated. By working teak as slats, as in constructing boat decks, Pascaline achieved a lighter finish that just by working with the mass.

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asean design 9

Within the framework of this workshop, the Hanoia company hosted Guillaume Delvigne, Pierre Charrié and Marie-Aurore Sticker-Metral. They were able to discover the lacquer savoir-faire that the Hanoia company masters perfectly. Having carte blanche for the purely creative aspect, they started the project before their stay which enabled the Hanoia team to produce a first series of raw prototypes. Workshop visits, work meetings, exchanges with artisans and technicians, work on plans, choice of colours, reflection on material effects... This workshop gave the 3 designers the opportunity to have a quick view of all the stages of the lacquering process.

 

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The classic development process was accelerated so that each designer could achieve technically finished projects in the time available. It was an exploit, even more so because the process of working lacquer is especially long, the prototypes were therefore finished off after the stay. This very intense workshop pushed them to shake up their usual work habits, make fast choices and refine their propositions rapidly. Each designer proposed five projects, their development was carried out collectively and shared with the Hanoia teams.

 

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Asean Design

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Paper Beast

Somewhere, in the depths of a data server, an ecosystem is born : Paper Beast. An unknown force seems to weigh on its balance. Head off on an adventure in this unique virtual reality odyssey, and unite your talents with the colourful, fragile creatures that inhabit it to unravel the mysteries of this world.

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Haven

Yu and Kay have run away to an abandoned planet to be able to stay together. The two lovers’ survival depends on that of the environment that the intimate roleplaying game Haven proposes to embody, alone, or with two players, in a saga that explores the themes of survival, love and freedom.

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Enterre-moi mon amour

Enterre-moi, mon amour is an adventure game in which you experience the journey of Nour, a Syrian migrant heading for Europe. Majd, her husband, stayed behind in Syria. He communicates with her through messages and advises her as best he can so that she gets to her destination.

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Romanica

The world of Romanica is dying since only one language has been spoken. By taking on the darkness over 75 epic levels, you are the only one that can bring back life, culture and light to this multi-language world in distress.

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Dead Cells

The kingdom is governed by a tyrant who turns his subjects into an army of monsters. You play an infected hero who tries to get his own back on the monarch in a tentacular castle that’s constantly changing, lacking a control point. Dead Cells won the best mobile video game award in the first video game Pégases awards.

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11-11 Memories Retold

11 November 1916. A young photographer leaves Canada to fight in Europe. The same day, a German technician is told his son has been declared missing. 11-11:Memories Retold retraces the moving story of two soldiers on opposite sides during the 1st World War.

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Greedfall

In Greedfall, explore the unexplored lands of a magical island and uncover ancestral secrets protected by supernatural creatures. Build alliances or betray whole factions to forge the destiny of this world with a look inspired by 17th century Europe, confronted with health, colonial and environmental issues. Influence its story through combat, diplomacy, or tricks… and shape your legend.

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Le royaume d’Istyald

The Tree of Knowledge, source of all knowledge and wisdom, is dying. You are the only one that can unite the divided people to fight the shadow lord and re-establish the Kingdom’s threatened harmony. Available on the website of the BNF (National Library of France) dedicated to Fantasy and its origins, the Kingdom of Istyald is a narrative adventure video game that gives you the opportunity to explore a superb world inspired by Tolkien’s heroic landscapes to save the tree of knowledge and get back to the origins of Fantasy.

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Alt-Frequencies

What would happen if the whole world was blocked in a time loop, without knowing it ? In Alt-Frequencies, record audio extracts, broadcast them and unravel the mystery of the time loop in an interactive radiophonic investigation.

Alt-Frequencies won the Academy special price, « Au-delà du jeu vidéo » (Beyond the video game), in the first video game Pégases awards.

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Prisme7

The first video game by the Centre Pompidou, Prisme7 is an invitation to discover modern and contemporary art by interacting with the works of the Musée national d’art moderne (National Modern Art Museum) collection. Moving between colour and light, the player explores an organism that gradually builds up as the artistic and sensorial aspects of forty or so emblematic works are discovered.

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Culturegamer.fr, independent French video gaming showcased

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Le rêve du Paquebot (The Ocean Liner Dream) by Patrick Bernier and Olive Martin: learning between Nantes and Dakar 1

« We met Ousmane Kà in 2016 when we were preparingour planned « Wilwildu»exhibitionat the Grand Café – Saint-Nazaire Art Centre. With his workshop in Guédiawaye on the outskirts of Dakar, he created the canvas for our « North/South loungers».In February 2019, he is hosting us as an for a week’s learning and together we are planning new woven collaborations, in particular this woven « ocean liner».

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Le rêve du Paquebot (The Ocean Liner Dream) by Patrick Bernier and Olive Martin: learning between Nantes and Dakar 2

« We told Ousmane the story of the Ancerville liner, which left the Saint-Nazaire shipyards in 1961 to connect Marseille and Dakar. It will be repainted and renamed Minghua after it was taken over by the People's Republic of China in 1973 to serve its cooperation projects in Tanzania. »

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Le rêve du Paquebot (The Ocean Liner Dream) by Patrick Bernier and Olive Martin: learning between Nantes and Dakar 3

« We have used the medium of weaving to understand and share this network bearing witness to the history of globalisation. The issues of interdependence, the movement of people, forms and techniques, goods and raw materials, and the inequity of our economies are our strands of research. »

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Le rêve du Paquebot (The Ocean Liner Dream) by Patrick Bernier and Olive Martin: learning between Nantes and Dakar 4

« With weaving as the only common language, Sébastiao Yé, assistant to Ousmane Kà, teaches us the weaver’s knot and the threading of the comb, patiently guiding our gestures. »

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Le rêve du Paquebot (The Ocean Liner Dream) by Patrick Bernier and Olive Martin: learning between Nantes and Dakar 5

We programme the ocean liner pattern with the method learned from Ousmane Kà. The anamorphosis created by the preparatory rods reminds us of a drawing spotted in a militant anti-colonial magazine in the 1970s.

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Le rêve du Paquebot (The Ocean Liner Dream) by Patrick Bernier and Olive Martin: learning between Nantes and Dakar 6

This skilful artisanal technique is common to other weaver cultures such as those in China and Lyon silk weavers, and it prepared the advent of the Jacquard mechanisms. In West Africa, it is used by weavers from Cape Verde and Guinea-Bissau.

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Le rêve du Paquebot (The Ocean Liner Dream) by Patrick Bernier and Olive Martin: learning between Nantes and Dakar 7

« The Ancerville liner appeared for the first time on our weave in Nantes. We sent a photo to Ousmane Kà via WhatsApp. »

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Le rêve du Paquebot (The Ocean Liner Dream) by Patrick Bernier and Olive Martin: learning between Nantes and Dakar8

« The Ancerville liner appeared for the first time on Ousmane Kà’s loom in Dakar. He made an image for us first of all, followed by a few alterations of the pattern and its series. »

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Le rêve du Paquebot (The Ocean Liner Dream) by Patrick Bernier and Olive Martin: learning between Nantes and Dakar

« This new pattern, resulting from our collaboration with Ousmane Kà, represents the master weaver handing down his knowledge. It combines with a recognised Mandjaque pattern which, we were told, protects against theft and impersonation. We put our three names in the cloth to commemorate this moment, as is often done on traditional loincloths. »

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Le rêve du Paquebot (The Ocean Liner Dream) by Patrick Bernier and Olive Martin: learning between Nantes and Dakar 10

« With the Coronavirus Covid-19 health crisis, the idea of a Corona pattern was born because the Mandjaque loincloth patterns protect the wearers against evil. The collaboration continues. The pattern was designed by Patrick Bernier for the Tëss weaver’s workshop in Saint-Louis-du-Senegal, directed by Maï Diop. The weaving was carried out by Assane Diop and her assistant Antoine Mendy in April 2020. »

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Le rêve du Paquebot (The Ocean Liner Dream) by Patrick Bernier and Olive Martin: learning between Nantes and Dakar

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« The Sun and the Set », de Latifa Echakhch

Born in 1974, Latifa Echakhch practises painting, sculpture, video and installation. She draws inspiration from her memories, the political events that marked her, literature, music and poetry. While the romantic landscapes of her childhood had a profound impact on her aesthetics and awareness, her formal vocabulary has been influenced by minimalism and art history from the 1960s to the 1970s.

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« The Sun and the Set », de Latifa Echakhch

Having lived in Paris for several years, Latifa Echakhch now lives and works in Martigny in the Swiss Alps. Awarded the prestigious Marcel Duchamp Contemporary Art Prize in 2013 and the Zurich Art Prize in 2015, the artist has now gained international recognition. She is represented by the Kamel Mennour (Paris/London), Kaufmann Repetto (Milan/New York), Dvir (Tel Aviv/Brussels) and Metro Pictures (New York) galleries.

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« The Sun and the Set », de Latifa Echakhch

The title of the exhibition refers both to the sunset and to the artistic or theatrical set – the installation of a stage, the assembly of décor and objects defining a stage where action takes place. Latifa Echakhch has often used décor's potential for activation. The large painted curtains show landscapes at sunset, each linked to a personal story lived by the artist.

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« The Sun and the Set », de Latifa Echakhch

Here Latifa Echakhch covers picture rails with blue carbon leaves. The artist combines a reference to the Klein blue and ultramarine blue of romantic landscapes with the carbon blue of political leaflets. The title refers to Yasser Arafat’s words in the late 1960s to describe the sequence of global political and social demands.

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« The Sun and the Set », de Latifa Echakhch

The surface of this mural depicting a crowd of protesters carrying banners is heavily chipped – as if the buildings themselves are crumbling. In the context of anera marked by political, economic and environmental turbulence, the work suggests the loss of illusions and insecurity and instability, as well as the collapse of visions common to the whole of humanity.

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« The Sun and the Set », de Latifa Echakhch

This installation, composed of black bowler hats placed upside down and filled with black ink, refers to Magritte, Chaplin and the TV series Chapeau melon et bottes de cuir (Bowler Hat and Leather Boots). The work more broadly symbolises the figure of the poet and the creator, whose inks are ready to pour onto the floor to reveal shapes and words.

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« The Sun and the Set », de Latifa Echakhch

One of the key figures who defining Latifa Echakhch’s work, both implicitly and explicitly, is the ghost. In many of her works the artist is conspicuous by her absence. She always presents the remnants of an action that has taken place, which she provoked and executed herself, but that she has never put centre stage. The artist systematically obscures the presence of bodies in favour of the traces they have left.

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« The Sun and the Set », de Latifa Echakhch

A small theatre is prepared to take in rainwater from a gutter running along the roof of the BPS22 museum. Here Latifa Echakhch reproduces a habit attributed to her uncle Saïd, who has always fascinated her. Due to limited access to the water supply in Khouribga, Morocco, he used to place a teapot under the gutter of his house to fill it with water and then prepare his « special tea ».

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« The Sun and the Set », de Latifa Echakhch

Latifa Echakhch places items of costume and musical instruments on the floor, along with go-go dancer outfits. These costumes reveal the absence of the body, a concept that plays a major role in the artist’s work. Taken from their respective contexts, these objects are detached from their anecdotal content and their formal rigidity to preserve only the intensity of the allegorical statement.

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« The Sun and the Set », by Latifa Echakhch

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Aganta Kairos Groënland

Aganta Kairos is part of the generic piece Middle of Nowhere by Laurent Mulot, a long-distance work set in six continents. In all his work, he collaborates with inhabitants he meets in the territories he travels to. In Aganta Kairos, a celebration marked by a plaque, the site of the work is inaugurated and two witnesses are inducted to be the invisible, the conservators of the work and the poetic gesture.

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Aganta Kairos Océan Indien

Francisco Heriniaina and « Mr President », head of Efoetsy (« the navel »), a village of 200 inhabitants from the Mahafaly ethnic group, zebu farmers.

The Mahafaly have a close relationship with constellations, the ocean, the deceased and newborns.

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Aganta Kairos Océan Arctique

Julius Nielson, hunter-fisherman and guide, and Gerd Ignatuussen, Inuit shaman, are the witnesses for Aganta Kairos in front of the Sermilik Fjord glacier. Here in the Arctic Ocean, the goddess Sedna governs underwater life.

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Aganta Kairos, Océan Pacifique

Pauline Harris, an astrophysicist, and Pere Tanui, both Maori and members of the Onuku community which celebrates the sea, the land and those who look up to the sky, welcomed Laurent Mulot into their clan after initiating him and being witnesses to Aganta Kairos.

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Aganta Kairos Océan Atlantique

Yves Leber is the grandson of the former owner of Porquerolles Island, the land closest to the ANTARES deep-sea neutrino detector. Thierry Stolarczyk is an astrophysicist at the Institut de recherche fondamentale sur les lois de l’univers (Institute of Research into the Fundamental Laws of the Universe, CEA Saclay), scientific guide and advisor for Aganta Kairos. These are the Aganta Kairos witnesses for the Atlantic Ocean.

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Aganta Kairos, Océan Antarctique

The two witnesses for the Antarctic Ocean are Stanislas Devorsine and Benoît Hébert, both former captains of the Astrolabe. Benoît Hébert was also involved in the construction of the 6th Centre for Ghost Contemporary Art in Antarctica.

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Aganta Kairos et le 6e océan

Zhan-Ayrs Dzhilkibaev, Chief Scientist for the Baikal Neutrino Telescope and Vitaly Schur, engineer and the only permanent resident of the research centre, inaugurated the 6th Aganta Kairos plaque in the 2nd « garden » overlooking Lake Baikal. For Vitaly, the lake is a person.

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Lac Baïkal

Lake Baikal is considered an ocean in formation. To detect the passage of neutrinos, physicists plunge optical modules deep into the lake when it is frozen. After this exercise, there is nothing left of the experience – which has also become a ghost.

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Sur l’île d’Olkhon (Lac Baïkal)

Valentin, a shaman on the island of Olkhon, considered to be the cradle of world shamanism, talks with Lake Baikal, its flora and fauna like so many living beings. Alongside the driver of his « jicouly », an iconic Soviet Lada, he celebrates Aganta Kairos in an incantation to the cosmos.

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Tawhirimatea Beach, Nouvelle-Zélande

While science, shamanism and mythology do not proceed in the same way, they do not provide the same answers to questions about our origins and those of the universe that contains us, but the questions are sometimes connected. Tawhirimatea, the inconsolable Maori god of the original separation between earth and sky, celebrates the inseparable bond between these two entities; Aganta Kairos celebrates those who look at the earth, the sky and the sea…

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Aganta Kairos by Laurent Mulot

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The Nights Still Smell of Gunpowder, by Inadelso Cossa (Mozambique)

Inadelso Cossa lives and works in Mozambique. Since 2006, he works as a film director, producer and cinematographer. The Nights Still Smell of Gunpowder, his new documentary in development, has already received support different funds.

Synopsis : Concerned with the fragmented memories of my childhood during the civil war in Mozambique, I return to my grandmother’s village to reveal the untold stories, which still haunt my generation.

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Coura + Oulèye, by Iman Djionne (Senegal)

Iman Djionne is a Senegalese director who has written and directed short films and audiovisual content. Iman is currently working on her first feature film, Coura + Oulèye. She took part in the Realness Screenwriters’ Residency in 2019 and Berlinale Talents in 2020.

Synopsis : Born into a polygamous family, two young sisters get to know each other after the death of their father, on a journey across Senegal.

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Babylon, by Francisco Bahia (Brazil)

Francisco Bahia is a Brazilian filmmaker. Directed short and half length films that address issues of territory and identity selected and awarded at different Brazilian festivals. Babylon is his first feature film as director.

Synopsis : A Haitian immigrant needs to investigate the death of an old friend, and the only way to do it is to encounter voodoo forces, from which he had distanced himself out of fear.

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Without a Name, by Valeria Valentina Bolivar (Dominican Republic)

Valeria Valentina Bolivar is a venezuelan director, screenwriter, producer and assistant director. In 2019, she took part in CineQuaNonLab, and with her first feature Without A Name she took part in Berlinale Talents.

Synopsis : Marcela is schizophrenic. She meets Joaquín, who has just emigrated from Venezuela where he left his son. They fall in love, and Marcela tries to overcome her condition to recover her son and have a family.

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A Pair of Leather Clogs, by Olga Korotko (Kazakhstan)

Olga Korotko is a Kazakh director who started as a student of an arthouse director D. Omirbayev, in collaboration with whom she later created films-research on cinema history. In 2016 she was selected for Berlinale Talents. Her first feature film, Bad Bad Winter, premiered at l’ACID in 2018.

A Pair of Leather Clogs is a family and political drama with elements of comedy, set up in Almaty.

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Temples to Heaven, by Sompot Chidgasornpongse (Thailand)

Sompot Chidgasornpongse is a Thai director. He worked with Apichatpong Weerasethakul as assistant director on many films. His feature documentary, Railway Sleepers (2016), had its European premiere at the Berlinale. He is currently working on his second feature film, 9 Temples to Heaven.

Synopsis : A family of 9 takes their grandmother on a merit-making trip to 9 temples in 1 day, hoping to prolong her life, but their trip takes an unexpected turn.

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Skin of Youth, by Ash Mayfair (Vietnam)

Ash Mayfair was born in Vietnam and received her MFA in filmmaking at NYU Tisch School of the Arts. Her feature debut, The Third Wife (2018), premiered at Toronto International Film Festival and won the NETPAC Jury Award.

Skin of Youth is about what it means to look at the idea of identity, womanhood and family against the backdrop of late 1990s Vietnam, from the perspective of youths who don’t fit into the accepted social norms.

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Gina, by Sara Stijović (Montenegro)

Sara Stijović was born in Montenegro, she is a senior in college studying Film and TV directing at FDA Cetinje. She is currently in the development phase of Gina, her first feature film.

Synopsis : Gina is the story of Gina Markuš – a young Montenegrin woman who was imprisoned during the 1950's in Yugoslavia and sent to the Naked Island (Goli Otok) to serve her sentence. A few years before committing suicide, she put everything on paper...

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Seeking Haven for Mr Rambo, by Khaled Mansour (Egypt)

Khaled Mansour is an Egyptian director. He directed four short feature all of which participated in local and international film festivals. Seeking Haven for Mr. Rambo is his first feature film.

Synopsis : A man can remain astray for a long time. But once he finds his destiny, he may have to pay for it with his life.

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Do you know anything about Omid?, by Keywan Karimi (Iran)

Born in 1985, Keywan Karimi is an Iranian filmmaker of Kurdish origin. Because of the themes of his short films, he received a prison sentence. Under house arrest, he was unable to attend the Critic’s Week Venice Film Festival for the premiere of his first feature film, Drum, in 2016. He is currently staying in France.

Do you know anything about Omid? is about the dark years of Iran in the 1980s, just after the revolution when many political prisoners were executed and murdered in prisons of the Islamic Republic.

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The 10 films supported by the Fabrique Cinéma 2020

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Biennale de Sydney 2020 : NIRIN 1

Born in 1977 in Madagascar, Joel Andrianomearisoa lives and works in Antananarivo and Paris. He finds his inspiration in space and time, in Madagascar and around the world. Each trip is an emotional experience, from which he returns with fabrics: he then cuts, knots, tears, superimposes, weaves and assembles them until they form an interplay of materials and stories.

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Biennale de Sydney 2020 : NIRIN 2

Josep Grau-Garriga, who passed away in 2011, was born in 1929 in Sant Cugat del Vallès, near Barcelona. He was the great master of Spanish tapestry in the 1970s. 

The grandson of an anarchist hairdresser, and raised in a family of republican peasants, he watched in horror as a teenager when Francoism triumphed in the 1930s. His work would enduringly be marked by this experience.

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Biennale de Sydney 2020 : NIRIN 3

Born in France in 1978, Laure Prouvost studied in London at Central Saint Martins and later Goldsmiths College. Winner of the prestigious Turner Prize in 2013, she now lives and works in London, Antwerp and a caravan in the Croatian desert. She represented France at the Venice’s 58th International Contemporary Art Biennial, in 2019.

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Biennale de Sydney 2020 : NIRIN 4

The power of Laure Prouvost's work lies in her ability to explore universal and topical issues, and to express them in new artistic forms, in fictional videos and sensual immersive installations. 

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Biennale de Sydney 2020 : NIRIN 5

Lily Hibberd's practice revolves around the question of time, memory and desire, explored using a contemporary approach. A conceptual artist and writer, Lily Hibberd is Australian and lives in Paris. 

In 2019, Lily Hibberd took a photo here of the Sydney Observatory's transit room, based on the astronomical results of Henry Chamberlain Russell (1879-1881).

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Biennale de Sydney 2020 : NIRIN 6

Here, Lily Hibberd has created a digital collage from two old photographs of the Sydney Observatory. Taken by Waterford on 6 February 1941, the photograph on the left shows Mary Allen and Ethel Wilcocks measuring astrographic plates. The one on the right, H. A. Lenehan at the transit circle, in 1907-1908 (anonymous).

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Biennale de Sydney 2020 : NIRIN 7

A Franco-Algerian artist born in 1978, Mohamed Bourouissa endeavours to enable exchange and sharing with local communities. He is fascinated by urban utopias and the history of representation, and synthesises recurring questions: the appropriation of territories, power and transgression. 

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Out of the Blue, de Tarek Lakhrissi (2019)

Born in 1992 in Châtellerault, Tarek Lakhrissi is a poet, visual artist and performer. He developed a multifaceted artistic practice ranging from film to poetry, images, workshops and performances. 

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Biennale de Sydney 2020 : NIRIN 9

Juggling French, Arabic and English - thanks to which he gained access to the American queer culture - Tarek Lakhrissi's work revolves around two main threads: language and fiction.

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Sydney Biennial 2020: « NIRIN »

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Deep See Blue Surrounding You / Vois Ce Bleu Profond Te Fondre, de Laure Prouvost, aux Abattoirs - 1

“My project offers a metaphorical immersion into the stomach of a kind of an unknown tentacular animal, in order to find out who we are. I would like for each spectator to feel him/herself becoming a tentacle of the project.”

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Deep See Blue Surrounding You / Vois Ce Bleu Profond Te Fondre, de Laure Prouvost, aux Abattoirs

The fictional film of Laure Prouvost for the French Pavilion takes the form of an initiatory journey, a joyous saga filmed over the course of a roadtrip through France, from the Parisian suburbs to the north of France, from the Palais du Facteur Cheval to the Mediterranean Sea, and finally to Venice.

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Deep See Blue Surrounding You / Vois Ce Bleu Profond Te Fondre, de Laure Prouvost, aux Abattoirs

“The film is the central element around which the piece is structured. It is in a way the head of my octopus, which means that the installation is alive because of the film, but not solely.”

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Deep See Blue Surrounding You / Vois Ce Bleu Profond Te Fondre, de Laure Prouvost, aux Abattoirs

“My installation is a place of life in the depths of our subconscious.”

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Deep See Blue Surrounding You / Vois Ce Bleu Profond Te Fondre, de Laure Prouvost, aux Abattoirs

“I like to question what we present and represent, who we are and where we go to, both personally and on the scale of humanity. There is also the idea of melting and mixing into more or less strong visions, which have more to do with sensations.” 

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Deep See Blue Surrounding You / Vois Ce Bleu Profond Te Fondre, de Laure Prouvost, aux Abattoirs

“Idiomatic expressions, once translated, become very strong images, such as I will tell you loads of salads! Maybe there was a time when salads were told in the fields? I’m as much interested in knowing their context as deconstructing it.”

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Deep See Blue Surrounding You / Vois Ce Bleu Profond Te Fondre, de Laure Prouvost, aux Abattoirs

Using video, drawing, tapestry, ceramics, glass, photography, performance, and above all, language, Laure Prouvost creates immersive installations which plunge the viewer into a state of personal and collective introspection.

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Deep See Blue Surrounding You / Vois Ce Bleu Profond Te Fondre, de Laure Prouvost, aux Abattoirs

“I had the idea of the octopus as a metaphor for the origins of our planet and, as human beings, for the development of our nervous systems. Its tentacles are key because they are the sensory extension of it.”

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Deep See Blue Surrounding You / Vois Ce Bleu Profond Te Fondre, de Laure Prouvost, aux Abattoirs

“A trip to our unconscious. With the help of our brains in our tentacles, we dig tunnels to the past and the future. Let’s follow the light.”  

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Deep See Blue Surrounding You / Vois Ce Bleu Profond Te Fondre, de Laure Prouvost, aux Abattoirs

“My grandmother in Roubaix forced me to bring a tapestry she made to Venice!”

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Deep See Blue Surrounding You / Vois Ce Bleu Profond Te Fondre, by Laure Prouvost, at the Abattoirs, in Toulouse

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