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.
First episode : Octobre bleu – Lola Gonzàlez
29.10.15 – 19h30
Lola Gonzàlez mostly produces videos, which, although they might seem simple at first, turn out to engage in a deep reflection on the reality of what we see, or believe we see. The artist, who works both spontaneously and in a controlled environment, experiments and orchestrates various situations with groups of people on-camera.
Her work is nourished by the emotions felt during collective improvisations, while also reflecting the complicity she shares with her friends, who become actors for the duration of the pieces. They form a gang of sorts, which opposes, but also acts as a substitute for, the rest of the world.
For L’Homme aux cent yeux (revue), Lola Gonzàlez proposes to organise a public gathering that will take on the guise of a secret meeting. The public will be invited to participate in a succession of several ritual situations. As is often the case in the artist’s work, groups are seen as entities capable of taking action and sustaining utopias toward which we must urgently turn, in this case ‘for real’ rather than via the video medium alone. After the show Qui boira de ce vin-là, boira le sang des copains presented on the occasion of the Hors-Pistes Festival at the Centre Pompidou in 2014, this is the second time the artist ventures into the field of performance with this original creation.
Original music : Jérémie Prat.
Lola Gonzàlez was born in 1988 in Angoulême (France). She lives and work in Paris (France).
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