Wednesday, September 3rd, 7.30 pm Venue : Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature rue des Archives, Paris 3è
Paul Ardenne, author of How I am a Bird (2014), will introduce
the screening, which is linked to the exhibition “The Stolen Bird/The
Bird Has Flown” (L’Oiseau Volé, Galerie Vanessa Quang, Paris 3è, opening
Animals have been part of artistic expression since time immemorial.
From the Palaeolithic age to the present day, animals have always
accompanied man’s aesthetic conceptions and representations of the
world. From the holy ibis of pharaonic Egypt to the winged companions of
Saint Francis of Assisi to Brancusi’s The Cock, birds have always
occupied a privileged position among the artistic forms inspired by the
animal kingdom, as they do in that kingdom itself. The animalisation of
artistic expression represents both a tribute and a strategy, with the
bird playing a role that is both cognitive and symbolic. Watching it
live, appropriating its images or its feathers, man works out his own
position among living beings, while consolidating his dominion. The use of the bird figure by contemporary artists is like contemporary
art itself: diverse, diffracted, multiform and open. Far from the
traditional stereotypes of freedom, lightness, travel or romanticism
associated with the bird, it now serves contemporary artists’ more
general ambition to probe the essence of life, whether biological,
ecological or political. And not to forget the music.Paul Ardenne
With videos by Morteza AHMADVAND, Janet BIGGS, Charley CASE, Gino DE DOMINICIS, Cedrick EYMENIER, Laurent FIEVET, Shaun GLADWELL, Robert GLIGOROV, Joel HUBAUT, Abbas KIAROSTAMI, Léa LE BRICOMTE, Stephanie LEMPERT, Fernando PRATS, Jean-François ROBIC, Julien SERVE, Milja VIITA, Justene WILLIAMS. Entrance is free - registration mandatory - please email : firstname.lastname@example.org Special thanks to : Isabelle & Conrad Lemaître
Du 24 mai au 31 mai 2014 (vernissage le 23 mai à 18h)
Programmation vidéo à partir d’œuvres d'artistes de la Collection du FRAC PACA
Louidgi Beltrame, Jordi Colomer, Cedrick
Eymenier, Olivier Grossetête, Jaki Irvine, Bouchra Khalili, Moussa Sarr, Fiona tan, Marie Voignier
The new issue of Damon & Naomi e-zine (for the iPad and iPhone), Exact Change,
is available now - with dispatches from Daisy Buchanan's house on Long
Island (by Catherine Corman), a rugby-mad town in the South of France (by Cedrick Eymenier), and two coordinates
deep in Western Australia (by Lawrence English). exactchange.com Contributing with a new film called Bupkis, a new photo series shot in my home town Béziers (including the cover) and a text.
> contribution to Exact Change ezine issue #6, march 2014 with a new video "Bupkis", a new fotos suite shot in my home town Béziers, and a text. > Cats Hats Gowns new vinyl album ready, out soon on Coriolis Sounds. mastered by Giuseppe Ielasi.
> Murs-Murs : « Carte blanche à La collection d’Ana D. » Faculté d’Architecture La Cambre Horta – Brussells, 6 march 2014 Screening of some Platform films. > Urban Symphony, Exposed Project, Milano, 15 march 2014 Screening of some Platform films.
Société Réaliste, Wesley Meuris, Julien Crépieux, Anna-Eva Bergman, Georges Tony Stoll, Kees Visser, Sophie Ristelhueber, Vittorio Santoro, Juliana Borinski, Cédrick Eymenier, Larissa Fassler. -- until february 2014 @ galerie Jerome Poggi, Paris
The programme will include contemporary and historical film and video works by: Clemens von Wedemeyer and Maya Schweizer, Steven Ball, Jennet Thomas, Riccardo Iacono, Sarah Dobai, Beatrice Gibson, Patrick Keiller,Graham Ellard and Stephen Johnstone, William English, Cédrick Eymenier, Anne Tallentire, Neil Beloufa.
Tuned Cities: Screening
Framed by Eleanor Wright’s
exhibition Thin Cities at Gallery North, this
two-day event presents the work of artists whose
practices' explore themes of architecture and
“To be lifted to the summit
of the World Trade Centre is to be lifted out of
the city's grasp.” - Michel de Certeau, The
Practice of Everyday Life
developments have become the corporate building type
for an increasingly global industry and
architecture. Eleanor Wright's current project, Thin
Cities showing at Gallery North until 17
October, made following a year-long fellowship with
BxNU Institute of Contemporary Art examines the
socio-political, architectural and visual discourse
surrounding these constructions and questions their
relationship to cities and people.
This collaborative event,
curated with Sam Watson (CIRCA Projects), will
expand on themes of the exhibition via a programme
of contemporary and historical film and video work.
works selected have been chosen to correspond with
themes that will be explored within the two-day
symposium, also presented at BALTIC 39. The program
will address the importance of visualising and
critiquing imagined worlds in order to better
understand realities of the present. The selected
works explore this through allegorical representations
of architecture, and the built environment operating
as an expression of social and political ideals.
the last few years the precise question of what should
be privately owned and publicly shared in society has
animated intense political struggles and social
movements around the world. In this shadow the works
in this screening offer models of practice and
interrogate diverse sites, from the body, to the
river, to the server, to the museum.