Thursday, April 12, 2018, at 07 PM, Free entrance
Conferences directed by Jérôme Mauche
Jérôme Mauche invites Dominique Gilliot and Valérie Mréjen.
This “Poésie plate-forme” session offers a meeting between the performer Dominique Gilliot and the artist and writer Valérie Mréjen. They will present a new work on this occasion, a collaboratively conceived performance in which selected words, objects and gestures elude the expected interactions; it is a way of linking two singular worlds, which delicately arouse emotion in the realm between fiction and interpretation.
Dominique Gilliot creates, with each of her performances and works, an ambulatory story which combines actions and words that are sometimes disjointed. She mixes play, surprise and joy. The mediums she uses are highly diverse and sometimes incongruous, giving rise to spaces and moments for rest and questioning.
She is regularly invited to perform in France and abroad, at Bétonsalon, La Ferme du Buisson, Parc Saint-Léger, Le Quartier, Les Subsistances, the Biennale Off Lyon, Fructôse in Dunkirk, as well as at the Kunsthalle Basel, Arsenic in Lausanne and Playground in Leuven. She has exhibited at L’Antenne du Plateau (FRAC Île-de-France), Mains d’Œuvres, 3 bis F, Galerie Chez Néon, and Les Instants Chavirés.
She regularly collaborates with others including Maeva Cunci (Gigogne, 2011; Sisyphe papier, 2012; La représentation de trop, 2014) and Antoine Pesle, and is a performer for Halory Goerger and for Clara Le Picard.
She created A Little Less Conversation, Stedelijk Museum, 2011; Piètre Solex, Fondation d’entreprise Ricard, 2011; L'Archipel des Grands-ducs, La Passerelle, 2012; Escapism, Cinnamon, Alternate Current and Other Facts Related to the Art of Magic, Machine Project, Los Angeles, 2013; Of Objects and Abstracts, and of All the Very Precise Little Dots Dancing in Between, Human Resources, Los Angeles, 2013. And more recently at the Centre Pompidou: Les Bois tendres (at the invitation of Valérie Mréjen), 2014; La station debout, 2015; Dix protocoles pour se désennuyer, 2015. For the 2018 edition of the Étrange cargo festival, she has just staged À propos de la Ménagerie de Verre.
Valérie Mréjen is a major figure linking literary and visual practices in a contemporary way. With a spirit of finesse and a situational intelligence, at the intersection of formal and sensible influences, Valérie Mréjen develops work that is multiform in its mediums. It is highly rigorous and inventive, subtly humorous and almost anthropologically precise.
She has published books and stories, including Les coccinelles et les bols Duralex, Éditions du Rouleau Libre, 1994; Le langage des fleurs, Éditions du Rouleau Libre, 1995; Meilleur souvenir, Frac Languedoc-Roussillon, 1997; La Liste des invités, Guère épais, 1998; Mon grand-père, Allia, 1999; L'Agrume, Allia, 2001; Une dispute et autres embrouilles, 2004, Petit P.O.L; Eau sauvage, Allia, 2004; Forêt noire, P.O.L, 2012; Troisième Personne, P.O.L, 2017.
Her videos include Une noix, 1997; Il a fait beau, 1999; Titi ou les kiwis, 2000; Du sang et des larmes, 2000; Blue Bar, 2000; Portraits filmés, 2002; Manufrance, 2006; Ils respirent, 2008; Voilà c'est tout, 2008; Capri, 2008; Conférence de nuit, 2012; La peau de l'ours, 2012; Cadavre exquis, 2013; Carrousel, 2014; Sacré cœur, 2015; Déshabillé, 2017.
Her narrative and documentary films include La Défaite du rouge-gorge, 2001; Chamonix, featuring Dominique Gilliot, 2002; Pork and Milk, 2004 (and book/DVD, Allia, 2004); Philippe, 2007; Valvert, 2008; French Courvoisier, 2009; Action = Militantes, 2009.
With Bertrand Schefer she has made several short and feature-length films, including En ville, 2011; Exercice de fascination au milieu de la foule, 2011; ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOP(Q)RSTUVWXYZ, 2011; Enfant chéri, 2016; Trois rêves de ma jeunesse, 2017.
After several exhibitions—at the CCC in Tours, Galerie Cent8 Serge Le Borgne, Jeu de Paume, the Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts in San Francisco, the Centre Pompidou—her work was recently exhibited at Galerie Art & Essai in Rennes, La Comédie de Béthune, the Centre d’art contemporain de Pontmain, BilbaoArte, the Alliance française in Guatemala, Spatiu Intact in Cluj, MOMENTA Biennale de l'image in Montreal, as well as at Galerie Anne-Sarah Bénichou and Galerie Dilecta, both in Paris.
Free admission, from 11 am to 7 pm
12 rue Boissy d'Anglas, 75008 PARIS. First floor.
Subway : Concorde or Madeleine
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