Fri 3 June 2017 pm - Grenier
Untitled Ceremony #10
This silent, gestural ceremony addresses both the materiality of the artwork and the behaviour of the viewer. A secret, contemplative, shared experience.
In her performances, sculptures and installations, Béatrice Balcou sets up situations proposing new exhibition rituals that challenge our way of looking and perceiving.
Her Untitled Ceremonies are performances centred on a work by another artist borrowed from a public or private collection, and all of them generate a distinctive time frame involving a specific event: the exhibiting of the work of art. With precision and subtlety Balcou looks into the attention given to the materiality of the artwork and the behaviour of the spectator. Here the work is not an ephemeral image to be rapidly identified or consumed, but rather a physical entity to be cared for and to spend time with as a group.
commissioned by the CNAP - Centre national des arts plastiques
coproduction La Galerie - centre d'art contemporain de Noisy-le-Sec / Centre d'art contemporain de la Ferme du Buisson
duration 35 min
festival pass for Performance Day
full rate 10 €
concessions 8 €