Violaine Lochu / Katia Kameli (avec Djamel Kerkar)

Monday, February 18, 2019, at 07 PM, Free Entrance


Performances proposed by Christian Alandete

Christian Alandete invites Katia Kameli & Djamel Kerkar and Violaine Lochu.

THIRD SESSION, Free entrance

Violaine Lochu / Hybird

Barn Owl, Boreal Screamer, Capercaillie, Star Bittern, Wood Pigeon, Gray Jay, Chaffinch, Willow Ptarmigan... Extending a research on the singing of birds in France and Lapland, Violaine Lochu, in a hybridization exercise (far more than imitation) that engages not only her voice but her whole body, reinventing herself as a bird-woman (echoing perhaps the sirens of mythology, equally important figures of her work). The accordion played, scraped, scratched, struck, accompanies this metamorphosis

Katia Kameli and Djamel Kerkar / My anthology of rai

My anthology of rai is a proposal by Katia Kameli and Djamel Kerkar to immerse the audience in a sensory encounter with Rai music - a popular music meaning "opinion" in Arabic - using listening as an open process to navigate through the history of the genre and explore its protesting contribution in the history of Algeria. Reflecting Algerian culture by its musical and textual créolité, rai appears as a substitute for the absence of exchanges between men, women and generations, allowing to consider the social and cultural changes experienced by Algeria and Muslim contemporary society.


Violaine Lochu was born in 1987, she lives and works in Montreuil. In her performances, videos, radio plays, she crosses her own vocal research with a free reading of different written or oral traditions (myths, tales, popular songs ...), theoretical reflections (nourished by psychoanalysis, linguistics, sociology ...) , and a sound material collected during the many meetings to which her practice gives rise. In each of her interventions, Violaine Lochu explores the entire spectrum and all the aesthetic possibilities of her voice, including the most unexpected ones, in an attempt to take it beyond the speakable. Violaine Lochu is a graduate of ENSAPC (Paris Cergy National School of Art) and holds a Master II in Fine Arts Research (Rennes 2 University. Laureate of the 2018 Aware Award and the 2017 Performance Award of the Salon of Young Creation, she has performed at the Center Pompidou (Extra Festival, 2018), the Palais de Tokyo, the Jeu de Paume, the FRAC Champagne Ardennes, the Kunsterein in Munich, the Bouffes du Nord and the Théâtre le 4e art of Tunis, her work has been exhibited in many collective exhibitions including MAC VAL (Tous de Sang Mêlés, 2017), the Ferenczi museumi centrum in Hungary (Reconstructing Eden, 2018), the Bétonsalon Art Center and the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery in Toronto, Canada (Something more than a succesion of notes, 2013), as well as during the Montrouge Salon 2016 and the 2017 Salon de la Jeune Création. The Dohyang Lee Gallery in Paris and the Art Center Contemporary Chanot à Cl amart recently hosted her personal exhibitions Hypnorama and Hinterland. MAC VAL, MAC Lyon, Villa Vassilieff, CAC Delme's Synagogue, CAC Galerie de Noisy-le-Sec, Rickundgarden Museum (Sweden), Stiftung Karlsruhe (Germany) ... welcomed her in residency. In 2017 she conducted a research in Lapland with the support of the Centre National des Arts Plastiques.

 Katia Kameli is a director and visual artist. Her work has gained visibility and recognition on the national and international art and film scene and has been shown in solo exhibitions: What Language Do You Speak Stranger, The Mosaic Rooms, London (2016); Future, Artconnexion, Lille (2016); Taymour Grahne Gallery, New York (2014); 7 Acts of Love in 7 days of Boredom, Transpalette, Bourges (2012). She has also participated in numerous group exhibitions: Cher(e)s Ami(e)s, Center Pompidou, Paris (2016); Made in Algeria, Mucem, Marseille (2016); Entry Prohibited to Foreigners, Havre Magasinet, Boden, Sweden (2015); Where we're at, Bozar, Brussels (2014); Lubumbashi Biennale, Congo (2013); Pour un Monde Durable, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Portugal (2013); Le Pont, MAC Marseille (2013); Dak'art, Biennial of Dakar (2012); Higher Atlas, Marrakesh Biennial (2012); and The Biennial of Bamako, Mali (2011). In 2006 and 2011, Katia Kameli directed and produced "Bledi in Progress" and "Trans-Maghreb" two video platforms based in Algiers for young directors from Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia. His work has been presented at the Biennial of Dakar and the Biennial of Rennes in 2018

She is represented by l’Agence in Paris


Djamel Kerkar is a director and screenwriter born in Algiers. He spent part of his childhood in Tunis and worked in Algiers as an animator and cinema club programmer (Cinéclub chrysalide). After studying economics, Djamel Kerkar studied cinema at the School of Visual Arts in Marrakech, Morocco. He directed his first film in 2012, the short documentary Archipel then Earth Is Full Of Ghosts, a fiction freely inspired by the misunderstanding of Albert Camus and Dans ma tête un rond-point in 2015. His first feature film Atlal (2016) has been presented in several festivals including the FID festival in Marseille where he won the first prize as well as two special mentions of the GNCR and international online criticism and the Tarifa-Tangier African Film Festival (2017) where he won the prize for best feature documentary.


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