Fabrice Gygi, Vidéothèque mobile, 1998, collection du frac île-de-france © droits réservés Photo : Martin Argyroglo

Vidéothèque mobile

With the works from : Boris ACHOUR, Alice ANDERSON, John BALDESSARI, Virginie BARRE, Guezengar, Florence PARADEIS, Irina BOTEA, Ulla von BRANDENBURG, Eric DUYCKAERTS, Alex CHAN, Julien CREPIEUX, Keren CYTTER, Cao FEI, Claude CLOSKY, Jeremy DELLER, Simona DENICOLAI & Ivo PROVOOST, Vincent GANIVET, Lola GONZÀLEZ, Laurent GRASSO, Graham GUSSIN, Jos de GRUYTER & Harald THYS, Jean-Charles HUE, Hedwig HOUBEN, Joan JONAS, Jan KOPP, Glenda LEÓN, Benoît MAIRE, Gordon MATTA-CLARK, Haroon MIRZA, Deimantas NARKEVICIUS, Florian PUGNAIRE et David RAFFINI, Lili REYNAUD-DEWAR, Till ROESKENS, Anri SALA, Denis SAVARY, Gregg SMITH, John WOOD & Paul HARRISON …


From September 17th to December 13th 2015, frac île-de-france, in partnership with the Théâtre des Amandiers in Nanterre, proposes a selection of art videos that echo the Theatre’s programme and mean to bridge the gap between performing arts and visual arts. The programme is presented in the Vidéothèque mobile, an installation created by Fabrice Gygi (Swiss artist, b. 1965) in 1998, and which belongs to the FRAC Île-de-France Collection. It enables us to further explore theatrical representations from the point of view of fine arts, and vice versa, and invites us to open up to new artistic practices and change our habits.

Half of the videos come from the frac île-de-france (Fonds régional d’art contemporain d’Île-de-France) Collection, and the rest from other collections, galleries, or from the artists’ private collections. They all provide different approaches of the issues tackled in this season’s performances, or show sources of inspiration shared by both the director and (video) artist.

Fabrice Gygi’s Vidéothèque mobile is made out of simple elements (benches, rows of seats, monitors…), which easily create a resource and meeting space. It is a modular and itinerant space/video library in which the public can choose from a large number of videos and watch them alone, in pairs, or share them collectively from the tiers. The Vidéothèque mobile provides a space of thought and experience for the viewer. It will be open to the public an hour before and after the shows, or by appointment.


Théâtre Nanterre-Amandiers
Centre dramatique national
7 avenue Pablo-Picasso
92022 Nanterre Cedex