Atlas Series, 2015
Titled after its namesake, the Atlas series showcases photographs of the site, which is rich in minerals and semi-precious
stones that are highly sought after. Along a popular travel path through the mountains, locals sell imitations of these rocks to tourists, unearthing colorless and valueless quartz geodes, and dying their interiors in vibrant colors, in order to appeal to and demand high prices from potential customers.
Sylvie Boulanger —
We will note that strabismus, more commonly known as the act of “squinting,” comes from the Greek strabismos and applies
to a lack of parallelism. The brain reacts in ignoring the image made by one of the two eyes. Squinting corresponds in
common language to convergent strabismus, whereas the adjective louche comes from the Latin luscus meaning “one-eyed”
and implies a lack of clarity and suspicion.
Marcelline Delbecq and Béatrice Gross —
Words from artist Marcelline Delbecq with curator Béatrice Gross on her move away from the exhibition format,
to writing and photography.
WORK GROUP N°1 —
Chatounette/Pyjama party ?
Short stay organized by Peeping Tom at the Maison flottante, Cneai. A few words about and a photographic restitution
of the hours spent with three artists visiting Paris, brought together for their tendency to dromomany* (irresistible impulsion
walk or run). Guests: Christine Rebet, Natsuko Uchino and Joseph Marzolla. RESTITUTION :
• Photographs by
Christine Rebet, Natsuko Uchino, Joseph Marzolla and Peeping Tom.
Saint-Ouen – Beaulieu
Meeting and collaboration between two artists, based on a desire to extricate themselves from Paris, from the city…
the art world.
Barbara Manzetti —
On a proposal from Mathilde Villeneuve, co-director of the Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers. Pages excerpted from a book still being written: Stay. Stranger: restitution of a pilgrimage undertaken by the artist Barbara Manzetti, bringing together, in five weeks,
the 32 spaces on the Hospitalities 2015 route organized by the Tram Network.
Images taken from an audiovisual lecture by Samon Takahashi in São Paulo as part of an OuUnPo (international research network of artists, curators and researchers) session in 2014. The lecture Helveticalia is a fiction on Brazilian identity,
supposedly nourished by Swiss origins. Paris and São Paulo meet here as identity inventions.
WORK GROUP N°2 —
L.C.D.B. (Le Culte des Bannis / The Cult of the Exiled)
Dinner at the Maison flottante at the Cneai, organized by Arnaud Labelle-Rojoux, author of the project The Cult of
the Exiled showcasing creators (artists, writers, directors, chefs, etc.) having acquired a certain recognition in a milieu outside of their domain of expertise. GUESTS: Patricia Brignone, Sylvie Boulanger, Marc Nicolas, Olivier Cadiot,
Laurent Niget, Patrice Blouin, Joseph Marzolla and Peeping Tom. RESTITUTION:
• Arnaud Labelle-Rojoux —
Recounting of a dinner on the Maison Flottante by the artist.
• Patricia Brignone —
The Mania of Exception or The Art of Staying Alive
Wandering homage through the intersecting trajectories of several figures sharing a taste for the scenic, who cultivate
“the mania of exception.”
From Peeping Tom to Roommates, Percolation to Publication
Architect Laurent Niget presents his response to the call for projects Reinventing Paris, launched by the Mairie de Paris
in the autumn of 2014.
Gisèle Vienne, Estelle Hanania, Jesse Sykes —
Photographs of a performance by Gisèle Vienne, made by Estelle Hanania. These images are accompanied by lyrics of a song
by Jesse Skyes, played during the piece. Eternal Idol was presented in March 2010 at the ice skating rink
in Asnières-sur-Seine as part of the program T2G / Gennevilliers Theatre.
WORK GROUP N°3 —
A Dinner as We Would Have Wished it to Be, or Not
Dinner on the Maison Flottante at the Cneai organized by Joseph Marzolla. Conceived above all as a convivial moment,
this dinner-round table had as ambition the linking of the Parisian artistic scene of the end of the 1990s with the current scene, through the sharing of the guests’ experiences. Guests: Sylvie Boulanger, Emilie Renard, Nicolas Boone,
Julie Higonnet and Peeping Tom. RESTITUTION:
• interview of
Joseph Marzolla by
Patrice Joly —
Instead of producing a catalogue at the moment of the 2014 edition of the Belleville Biennale, which envisaged the notion
of walking as an urban artistic and aesthetic experience, Patrice Joly, its director, proposed to diffuse its content in time
and in space through several publications. Patrice Joly presents here the preface to this catalogue.
Gaël Gittard —
Series of postcards and emails sent in 2015 by the artist-traveller to the Peeping Tom collective.
La Villa du Lavoir – L’Entreprise Culturelle
The Villa du Lavoir houses the Entreprise Culturelle, artist residences and Parisian studios, co-directed by Fayçal Baghriche, Aude Picault, Emily King and Florent Ruppert. Tucked away at the end of a passage in the 10th arrondissement, and having long been a squat, this residence has hosted, since 2003, more than one hundred artists, established or confirmed, for long and short periods.
Francesco Urbano Ragazzi —
Mohamed Bourouissa. Represent! Represent!
Account of a meeting with Mohamed Bourouissa at La Défense by Francesco Urbano Ragazzi, a duo of creators in residence
at the Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris in 2015.
Exo exo and Fenêtre Project —
F : Hi again (e), I’ve been working on it for 45 minutes
(e) f: Elisa and Francesca agree to a meeting. A seven-day conversation about spaces, physical and abstract, is partially resolved as they discuss the possibility of a tailor-made FB event created specifically for their meeting. In the meantime Antoine and Dustin illustrate this discussion with a pictural back and forth.
WORK GROUP N°4 —
Very First Time
Roundtable organized by Kathy Alliou, Sarina Basta and Peeping Tom at the Cneai as part of CONVENTION:
a proposition by the group Valuations dedicated to research in art. First Time is conceived as a space of speech given over
to artists and cultural actors of all generations, in particular to students and recently graduated artists from French art schools.GUESTS: Michel Aphesbero and Danielle Colomine (4 Taxis), Valérie Pihet, Eva Barto, Quentin Euverte (Collectif Fruitella Society).
TRANSCRIBERS: Lara Sarcevic, Lidwine Prolonge, Lucy Watts and Jade Boyeldieu d’Auvigny. RESTITUTION:
The Very First Time
• Drawings by
Christine Rebet —
Postcards to Jean-Jacques Lévêque
In October 2013, Christine Rebet went to a housewarming party in a large, empty apartment in the 10th arrondissement
in Paris. At the end of the evening, Reina and Aurélien, the hosts, offered up some boxes of books belonging to the previous owner, who passed away in 2011 at the age of 80.
Lætitia Paviani and Hendrik Hegray —
Lætitia Paviani and Hendrik Hegray discuss a thing or two and about Treize.
Sophie Cavoulacos —
Sophie Cavoulacos, assistant curator in the film department at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, evokes the works
of anna sanders films, a mythic French production company.
Lucio Girondo —
go see former friends at the Beaux-Arts school and see how long
it takes them to throw me out
Drawings retracting more or less failed attempts by the artist Lucio Girondo to fall back in with his former “friends”
from Beaux-Arts de Paris.
WORK GROUP N°5 —
Performative roundtable by the artists A Constructed World, at the Maison Rouge, as part of the Salon MAD (Multiple Art Days) dedicated to editorial practices. The participants consider the truth in a conversation that is both omnipresent and invisible. GUESTS: Fabien Vallos, Hélène Deléan, Lorraine Châteaux, Axelle Bonnard, Maxime Bichon, Sébastien
Pluot, Fabrice Reymond, Esther Lowe and Yann Sérandour. IN THE AUDIENCE: Angélique Buisson and Eleanor Ivory
Weber. RESTITUTION :
• Axelle Bonnard —
The whole truth and nothing but the truth (and other stories)
• Eleanor Ivory Weber —
ACW: What Happened in the Performance Yesterday (for you)?
• Angélique Buisson —
• Nicholas Knight —
On a proposal by Sébastien Pluot
• ACW —
Thomas Fort —
The Green Solar Ray
Ekaterina Shcherbakova —
With Silence, Full Powers
Essays on two works by the artist Dimitri Mallet, in relation to Éric Rohmer’s filmography.
Training Leave (Artist as a Warrior)
Florence Parot, curator on training leave from her position as conservation attaché for the video collection at the Centre Pompidou, and recently expatriated to Amsterdam, recreates, through a letter addressed to the Centre Pompidou director, Bernard Blistène, a workshop with students from the Dirty Art Department (Sandberg Institute) directed by Jerszy Seymour.
Barbara Soyer —
Barbara Soyer, co-director with Sophie Toulouse of the drawing journal The Drawer, talks to us about Paris Syndrome
(パリ症候群, Pari shōkōgun), “a transitory psychological disorder, experienced by certain people visiting or vacationing
Florence and Jean-Luc Go Around the Park
A screenplay by the director Patric Chiha, based on dialogues between the artist Jean-Luc Verna and his gallerist
Florence Bonnefous (Air De Paris).
Cyrille Weiner —
11F, rue Léon Jouhaux 75010 Paris
Photographs of a former customs building of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, principally housing rug merchants, as well as some more or less secret cultural structures, notably La Douane – Galerie Chantal Crousel, The Hectic Potluck Corporation (Tsunami-Addiction, Sandra Berrebi and the Peeping Tom offices) from 2010 to 2015.
Julie-Anne Côté —
A Thousand Dances for a City
Julie-Anne Côté, a Canadian choreographer, dancer and actor, living in Paris for several years, takes us on an urban ambulation across her adopted city.
SUPPLÉMENT : —
RURAL supplement, Limousin special (on the Diagonal of Emptiness)
A subjective cartography by the artist Natsuko Uchino, as a testament to the identity and rural dynamic particular
to the Limousin region, which brings to light trans-disciplinary projects, mixing culture, ecology, solidarity economy
and civic engagement.
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