Third episode : Julien Bismuth
10.03.16 – 7.30pm
The work of Julien Bismuth revolves around questions of theatricality and language. Bismuth explores the writing conditions of performance, from the partition and protocol set in place beforehand to the translation or documentation recording its live traces in the shape of texts or images.
The performance Billy, which was conceived specifically for the revue, restages and recontextualises the codes and archetypes of the clown, more specifically with reference to two seminal figures, the American Emmett Kelly and the British Billy Saunders.
Interpretation : Julien Bismuth, Alan Fairbairn and Christophe Marand.
Julien Bismuth was bon in 1973 in Paris, he lives and work in New York. He is represented by galleries Georges-Philippe & Nathalie Vallois (Paris), Emanuel Layr (Vienna), The Box (Los Angeles) et Simone Subal (New York).
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L’Homme aux cent yeux (revue)
Last october, frac île-de-france launched 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.