The Exhibition of a Film (L’Exposition d’un film)
curated by Mathieu Copeland
Taking its construct both within the reality of a film and its medium, The Exhibition of a Film (L’Exposition d’un film) envisages through a polyphony of sound and images the possible textures offered by the cinematic environment. The time of the film stems from the spatial ad-equation of a projected image and of a sound heard. The film’s spatialization defines its different textures, and thus creates an exhibition both to be seen and listened to, in other words, a cinematic experience. An exhibition for a context, namely a film screened in a cinema, which is as much an exhibited film as the film of an exhibition or a filmed exhibition.
Working within its own abstraction, this exhibition as a feature film plays with the spatialization of sound, and its polyphony in space. It envisages the unicity of the image and its possible fragmentation on the screen. This exhibition considers its structure as its material, and is constructed by the alternating and confronting of abstract elements and/or filmed scenes. The Exhibition of a Film aims at being something other than a structuralist ‘epic’, or a suite of artist’s short films one after the other. Instead, each layer is constitutive of the whole, becoming a potential field of action.
The Exhibition of a Film (L’Exposition d’un film) features, among others, Mac Adams, Fia Backström, Robert Barry, Erica Baum, Madeleine Botet de Lacaze, Stuart Brisley, Jonathan Burrows, Brad Butler & Karen Mirza, Nick Cave, David Cunningham, Philippe Decrauzat, Peter Downsbrough, Maria Eichhorn, F.M. Einheit, Tim Etchells, Alexandre Estrella, Cerith Wyn Evans, John Giorno, Sam Gleaves, Kenneth Goldsmith, Myriam Gourfink, Philippe Grandrieux, Karl Holmqvist, Marie-Caroline Hominal, Vlatka Horvat, Myriam Lefkowitz, Franck Leibovici, Benoit Maire, Charles de Meaux, Ieva Misevičiūtė, Meredith Monk, Charlotte Moth, Phill Niblock, Jim O’Rourke, Deborah Pearson, Vanessa Place, Michael Portnoy, Lee Ranaldo, Laetitia Sadier, Laurent Schmid, Leah Singer, Mieko Shiomi, Susan Stenger, Sofia Diaz + Vitor Roriz, Kasper T. Toeplitz, Cosey Fanni Tutti, Daniel Turner, Alan Vega, Lawrence Weiner…
Launched at Centre de l’image contemporain Geneva and shown in diff. art spaces and museums.
Believe not every spirit, but try the spirits
Curated by Lars Bang Larsen and Marco Pasi, at MUMA, Melbourne
Georgiana Houghton (UK), Yuri Ancarani (IT), Jan Bäcklund (DK), Kathy Barry (NZ), Belle Bassin (AU), Vincent Ceraudo (FR), Mikala Dwyer (AU), Max Ernst (DE), Madame Favre (FR), Chiara Fumai (IT), Diena Georgetti (AU), Madge Gill (UK), Tamar Guimarães (BR) & Kasper Akhøj (DK), Susan Hiller (US), Susan Jacobs (AU), Jess Johnson (NZ), Kristine Kemp (DK), Joachim Koester (DK), David Lamelas (ARG), Dane Mitchell (NZ), Matt Mullican (US), Olivia Plender (UK), Lea Porsager (DK), Laurent Schmid (CH), Georgina Starr (UK) and Dorothea Tanning (US)
The major group exhibition Believe not every spirit, but try the spirits takes as its departure point the art of forgotten Victorian-era Spiritualist Georgiana Houghton (1814-1884), and features contemporary and historical painting, sculpture, video and photography that both explore and adopt Spiritualist practices and methodologies.