Reflexion Bird @ Paris

VIDEO FOREVER 19 *Video Birds*
Wednesday, September 3rd, 7.30 pm
Venue : Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature
rue des Archives, Paris 3è

 Paul Ardenne, author of How I am a Bird (2014), will introduce the screening, which is linked to the exhibition “The Stolen Bird/The Bird Has Flown” (L’Oiseau Volé, Galerie Vanessa Quang, Paris 3è, opening September 6).
Animals have been part of artistic expression since time immemorial. From the Palaeolithic age to the present day, animals have always accompanied man’s aesthetic conceptions and representations of the world. From the holy ibis of pharaonic Egypt to the winged companions of Saint Francis of Assisi to Brancusi’s The Cock, birds have always occupied a privileged position among the artistic forms inspired by the animal kingdom, as they do in that kingdom itself. The animalisation of artistic expression represents both a tribute and a strategy, with the bird playing a role that is both cognitive and symbolic. Watching it live, appropriating its images or its feathers, man works out his own position among living beings, while consolidating his dominion.
The use of the bird figure by contemporary artists is like contemporary art itself: diverse, diffracted, multiform and open. Far from the traditional stereotypes of freedom, lightness, travel or romanticism associated with the bird, it now serves contemporary artists’ more general ambition to probe the essence of life, whether biological, ecological or political. And not to forget the music. Paul Ardenne

With videos by
Morteza AHMADVAND, Janet BIGGS, Charley CASE, Gino DE DOMINICIS, Cedrick EYMENIER, Laurent FIEVET, Shaun GLADWELL, Robert GLIGOROV, Joel HUBAUT, Abbas KIAROSTAMI, Léa LE BRICOMTE, Stephanie LEMPERT, Fernando PRATS, Jean-François ROBIC, Julien SERVE, Milja VIITA, Justene WILLIAMS.

Entrance is free - registration mandatory - please email :
Special thanks to : Isabelle & Conrad Lemaître 

frac PACA @ Marseille

Carte blanche à Isabelle & Jean-Conrad Lemaître 
Du 24 mai au 31 mai 2014 (vernissage le 23 mai à 18h)

Programmation vidéo à partir d’œuvres d'artistes de la Collection du FRAC PACA

Louidgi Beltrame, Jordi Colomer, Cedrick Eymenier, Olivier Grossetête, Jaki Irvine, Bouchra Khalili, Moussa Sarr, Fiona tan, Marie Voignier

Plateau multimédia FRAC PACA - Marseille

Exact Change

The new issue of Damon & Naomi e-zine (for the iPad and iPhone), Exact Change, is available now - with dispatches from Daisy Buchanan's house on Long Island (by Catherine Corman), a rugby-mad town in the South of France (by Cedrick Eymenier), and two coordinates deep in Western Australia (by Lawrence English).

Contributing with a new film called Bupkis, a new photo series shot in my home town Béziers (including the cover) and a text.


> contribution to Exact Change ezine issue #6, march 2014 
with a new video "Bupkis", a new fotos suite shot in my home town Béziers, and a text.

> Cats Hats Gowns new vinyl album ready, out soon on Coriolis Sounds.
mastered by Giuseppe Ielasi.

> Murs-Murs : « Carte blanche à La collection d’Ana D. »
Faculté d’Architecture La Cambre Horta – Brussells, 6 march 2014

Screening of some Platform films.

> Urban Symphony, Exposed Project, Milano, 15 march 2014

Screening of some Platform films. 

> Video works, Mesogios Art, Heraklion, Grèce, may 2014 

Rendez-Vous @ Paris

Société Réaliste, Wesley Meuris, Julien Crépieux, Anna-Eva Bergman, Georges Tony Stoll, Kees Visser, Sophie Ristelhueber, Vittorio Santoro, Juliana Borinski, Cédrick Eymenier, Larissa Fassler.  -- until february 2014 @ galerie Jerome Poggi, Paris

De leur Temps (4) @ Nantes

Tuned City @ Newcastle

Tuned City - Symposium and Screening Programme
BALTIC Project Space, BALTIC 39, Newcastle upon Tyne
(Symposium 19 & 20 September 2013; Screening Programme 21 & 22 September)

The programme will include contemporary and historical film and video works by: Clemens von Wedemeyer and Maya SchweizerSteven BallJennet ThomasRiccardo IaconoSarah DobaiBeatrice GibsonPatrick Keiller,Graham Ellard and Stephen JohnstoneWilliam EnglishCédrick EymenierAnne TallentireNeil Beloufa.

Tuned Cities: Screening Programme
Framed by Eleanor Wright’s exhibition Thin Cities at Gallery North, this two-day event presents the work of artists whose practices' explore themes of architecture and transformation.
To be lifted to the summit of the World Trade Centre is to be lifted out of the city's grasp.” - Michel de Certeau, The Practice of Everyday Life
High-rise brand-focused developments have become the corporate building type for an increasingly global industry and architecture. Eleanor Wright's current project, Thin Cities showing at Gallery North until 17 October, made following a year-long fellowship with BxNU Institute of Contemporary Art examines the socio-political, architectural and visual discourse surrounding these constructions and questions their relationship to cities and people.
This collaborative event, curated with Sam Watson (CIRCA Projects), will expand on themes of the exhibition via a programme of contemporary and historical film and video work.
The works selected have been chosen to correspond with themes that will be explored within the two-day symposium, also presented at BALTIC 39. The program will address the importance of visualising and critiquing imagined worlds in order to better understand realities of the present. The selected works explore this through allegorical representations of architecture, and the built environment operating as an expression of social and political ideals.
Over the last few years the precise question of what should be privately owned and publicly shared in society has animated intense political struggles and social movements around the world. In this shadow the works in this screening offer models of practice and interrogate diverse sites, from the body, to the river, to the server, to the museum.

Ikono On Air Festival

PS: Ikono will also stream Mirissa, whose soundtrack by Cedric Pin was chosen for their teaser.