Pétrel | Roumagnac (duo)

Art Center

Fri 3 June 2017 at 3 pm - Jardins

201 Full CT Blue (2) 106 Primary Red 736 Twickenham Green 101 Yellow

installation with reactivation protocol

Mixing photography and staged presentation, the two artists show their works, move them about and classify them as we watch. A skilled exercise in outdoor choreography.

Since 2012 Aurélie Pétrel, visual artist and photographer, and Vincent Roumagnac, actor, stage director and researcher, have been engaged in a joint project. Combining their practices, they put together "sceno-photographic pieces" and "installations with reactivation protocols" whose photographic objects and logics of shifting visibility invite the viewer to experience the scrambling of representational time and the mutability of the photographic image.


This particular installation 201 Full CT Blue (2), 106 Primary Red, 736 Twickenham Green, 101 Yellow, is the outcome of a critical study of Jeff Wall, whose work lies somewhere between photography and miseen scène. The pair activate the installation several times a day. Referencing Wall's A Sudden Gust of Wind (after Hokusai), the piece with its reactivation consists of a system for classifying large numbers of reproductions of five photographs taken during a residency in Montreal in 2014. The prints show a series of "throws" of multicoloured gelatine filters, used in both photography and the theatre.

coproduction Centre Photographique d’Ile-de-France / La Ferme du Buisson 

infos pratiques

continuously from 3 pm to 11:30 pm

free admission