Digressions : Virginie Yassef

Fri 2 June 2018 at 6:15 pm - Hall

Performance Day book launch

Launch of the fourth title in the Digressions series, in partnership with Captures Éditions. A conversation between Virginie Yassef, Mathieu Copeland, Philippe Quesne and Julie Pellegrin.

Initiated by La Ferme du Buisson in association with Éditions Captures, Digressions is a series of interviews with artists featured at the Art Centre. Bringing a fresh eye to bear via group discussion, the series clarifies the thinking, criteria, methods and, sometimes, serendipity that fuel a creative process.

The new Digressions is devoted to Virginie Yassef, who has opted for chatting with Mathieu Copeland and Philippe Quesne about the preparation of her project The Veldt. A first episode of the work will be presented at La Ferme du Buisson as part of Performance Day and a second at the Nanterre Amandiers Theatre in November 2018. This dual interview highlights the back and forth discussions between curator and stage director regarding dramatisation, the transition from exhibition to stage, the handling of sound, scenography, timing, the score, and the quest for a new work methodology.

Philippe Quesne

Philippe Quesne trained as a visual artist, but is now a stage director and director of the Nanterre-Amandiers Theatre. He has also worked for ten years as a theatre, opera and exhibition scenographer. In 2003 he founded the Vivarium Studio theatre company and made his premiere as a director. Homing in on the marvellous and the minuscule, Quesne pushes everyday experiences and man/nature relationships to their outer limits. His focus is on small communities, put under the microscope like the insects he collected as a child.

Mathieu Copeland

In his practice as an exhibition curator London-based Mathieu Copeland is out to subvert the traditional role of exhibitions and revitalise our perception of them. His ventures notably include Soundtrack for an Exhibition and the Alan Vega retrospective at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Lyon, the travelling exhibitions Une Exposition Parlée and The Exhibition of a Film, A Retrospective of Closed Exhibitions at Fri-Art and L’Exposition d’un Rêve at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. He edited Vides/Voids, Anti Museum and The exhibition of a film, publishes Perfect Magazine, printed white on white, and is general editor of a DVD series of artists’ films. In 2008 he presented A Choreographed Exhibition at the Kunsthalle St Gallen and La Ferme du Buisson, and in 2013 he published the seminal Choreographing Exhibitions with La Ferme du Buisson.

infos pratiques

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1:15pm Paris-Opéra Bastille > Ferme du Buisson

12:30am Ferme du Buisson > Paris-Opéra Bastille

(with a surprise contribution from OKAY CONFIANCE)