L’Homme aux cent yeux (revue)
Frac île-de-france is launching a new review: L’Homme aux cent yeux.
This new review – in a nod to its glorious ancestors of the 30s and to the spirit of the Music Hall – proposes an annual programme of live interventions, open to all kinds of artistic creation (acoustic, filmic, choreographic, etc.), by artists invited to occupy the exhibition spaces in two phases. The first will consist in evening events during the ongoing exhibitions, with a performative play specially created by an artist for each occasion. The second will take place once during the year, in between exhibitions, when the spaces are empty and awaiting the next installation. For this event – the acme of the review – all the invited artists will gather and propose a follow-up to their first intervention. These two forms of intervention will enable the invited artists to experiment with new pieces in different contexts and in direct relationship with the public.
* L’Homme aux cent yeux (revue) is a reference to Argus, the all-seeing giant in Greek mythology with a tragic – and beautiful – destiny.
Second episode : A Readymade Ceremony – Felicia Atkinson
19.11.15 – 19h30
A visual artist by training, Felicia Atkinson grew up indistinctly listening to both 90s American indie rock and the libertarian facet of contemporary music (…), and therefore deliberately combines poetry writing, music improvisation using essentially electronic equipment, and plastic production (sculpture, painting, collage, installation), as if it was the most natural thing in the world. After spending the better part of a decade making loops, noise and song prototypes under her own name or the moniker Je Suis Le Petit Chevalier, she considers A Readymade Ceremony as a sort of rebirth at all levels of creation, especially musical, but also plastic, literary and, more broadly, poetic and political.
(Excerpt from Olivier Lamm, The Drone, 2015).