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    Alex Cecchetti - "Tamam Shud"

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    Alex Cecchetti

    Art Center

    from 11 Nov 2017 to 25 Feb 2018

    Tamam Shud

    Opening: Saturday 11 November at 4 pm

    Come aboard for a fascinating journey into the heartland of the imagination. Inspired by strange news item, Alex Cecchetti invites you to help him investigate a mysterious disappearance in a symphonic exhibition activated by synesthetic musicians, classical and contemporary dancers, mediator-detectives – and the artist and the viewers themselves.

    Presentation

    "I died identity-free. Clothes labels, fingerprints, shoe sizes were unstitched, eliminated, washed off, bleached out and consigned to oblivion. The sole clue, a small scrap of paper hidden in a secret pocket of the trousers. Written on it, the closing words of a Persian poem: Tamam Shud. This is the end. This is all I am." Drawing on a strange news item, and calling on music, literature and dance, Cecchetti probes the mysteries of identity and disappearance.

     

    "Tamam Shud" means "This is the end" in Persian, yet here it is the starting point for an adventure intermingling performance and poetry. Cecchetti gives his imagination free rein in the art centre's various spaces, in installations intended as chapters in a narrative combining the lyrical and the zany.


    Interacting with each other from room to room, his multiple languages immerse us in a world that puts all the senses to work. At once an intimate space and the framework for a mysterious story, the exhibition has been designed as a vast musical score and becomes a locus for the merging of the fictional and the real. During the exhibition dancers, singers and musicians move into the installations to add to the poet's narrative.

     

     

    Invite your friends for the opening via the Facebook event.
    React on Twitter with @fermedubuisson. #TamamShud

     

     

                       

    a coproduction with Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art in Warsaw

    Infos pratiques

    Program

    Sat 11 Nov 2017 at 4 pm

    Opening

    4 pm - 7 pm / Synesthesic concert / Music Room

    4 pm - 7 pm / Dance class with eyes closed / Dance Room

    5 pm / Digressions collection / Reading Room / Launch and book signing.

    5:30 pm / Dinner by poems / Dinner Room

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    Sat 18 Nov 2017 at 7 pm

    Dinner by poems

    Dinner Room (by booking only)

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    Sat 2 Dec 2017 at 7 pm

    Dinner by poems

    Dinner Room (by booking only)

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    Sun 17 Dec 2017 from 4 pm to 7 pm (continuously)

    Dance class with eyes closed

    Dance Room

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    Sat 20 Jan 2018 from 4 pm to 8 pm (continuously)

    Dance class with eyes closed

    Dance Room

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    Sat 20 Jan 2018 at 7 pm

    Dinner by poems

    Dinner Room (by booking only)

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    Sat 27 Jan 2018 at 7 pm

    Dinner by poems

    Dinner Room (by booking only)

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    Fri 2 Feb 2018 at 7 pm

    Dinner by poems

    Dinner Room (by booking only)

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    Sat 17 Feb 2018 at 6 pm 

    If There is No Time No One is Late

    guided tour in the dark by Alex Cecchetti

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    Who is Alex Cecchetti ?

     

    Combining the talents of visual artist, poet and choreographer, Italian-born Alex Cecchetti devises interactive performances and idiosyncratic objects that can turn up in exhibitions or other contexts. Drawing his inspiration from literature, philosophy, science and music, he displays enormous playfulness and wit: whether involving a stand-up comedy routine on death, a backwards stroll through a botanic garden or a "tour of the Louvre without the Louvre", each work is an authentic, shared experience whose community of spectators is mysteriously brought together by a poetic, gestural language and launched into rituals and journeyings that call perception and life's great existential issues into question.

     

    For the last two years he has been working on a writing project as part of The Novel As Fantasy, a venture organised by The Book Lovers and produced by Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art in Warsaw, where he will be presenting Tamam Shud from 1 September to 1 October 2017. In 2016 he was the first artist to be awarded a research and creation residency at the Ferme du Buisson Centre for Contemporary Art and in February 2017 he was given a free hand at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris for an immersive evening event titled Notte Lusoria. His many performances and exhibitions have taken place in such prestigious venues as the Jeu de Paume and the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the Serpentine Gallery in London, Maxxi Museum in Rome and the Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Foundation in Turin. And now he's coming back to the Ferme du Buisson for his biggest-ever solo exhibition in France.

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    free admission

    from Wed to Sun from 2 pm to 7:30 pm

    and during the event days

     

    guided tours on demand with two detectives in the exhibition

    family tours 1st Sunday of the month at 4 pm

    family worshops during the vacation

    group tours available daily: book on rp@lafermedubuisson.com or call the +33 (0)1 64 62 77 00