Reflexion Bird @ Paris

VIDEO FOREVER 19 *Video Birds*
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 September 6).
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 :
Special thanks to : Isabelle & Conrad Lemaître 

frac PACA @ Marseille

Carte blanche à Isabelle & Jean-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

Plateau multimédia FRAC PACA - Marseille

Exact Change

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).

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. 

> Video works, Mesogios Art, Heraklion, Grèce, may 2014 

Rendez-Vous @ Paris

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