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Cottencin Jocelyn

Cottencin Jocelyn


JUST A WALK

JUST A WALK

16 March 2005 > 27 March 2007
Vue de l'exposition "JUST A WALK" Jocelyn Cottencin, La Criée centre d'art contemporain, Rennes

Production :
La Criée contemporary art centre, Rennes.
with the support of Culturesfrance within the cooperation contract with City of Rennes.

Partnership :
- Tramway, Glasgow
- FRAC Bretagne
- Centre Chorégraphique National de Rennes et de Bretagne

Prospecting and collaborations :
- FRAC des Pays-de-la-Loire, Carquefou
- Sala Rekalde, Bilbao avec
- Fondation Serralves, Porto
- collectif RE:AL, Lisbon

Artists and art critics invited by Jocelyn Cottencin : Roderick Buchanan (artiste, Glasgow), Carla Cruz (artiste, Porto), Claudia Diaz (artiste, Lisbon), Marcel Dinahet (artiste, Rennes), Tiago Guedes (artiste, Lisbon), Jean-Marc Huitorel (critique d’art, Rennes), Alain Michard (artiste, Rennes), Loïc Touzé (artiste, Rennes), Sébastien Vonier (artiste, Rennes).

For the 2005-2006 cycle, La Criée has invited Jocelyn Cottencin to create an artistic project on the idea of the circulation between and stays in the cities of San Sebastian and Bilbao in Spain, Lisbon and Porto in Portugal and Glasgow in the United Kingdom.

Jocelyn Cottencin’s artistic project starts from the simple idea of being open to elsewhere. To walk at random is to experience unknown paths and as opposed to linear itineries it may lead to more unexpected and rich encounters. It also implies the readiness to leave the habits of movement behind, the rituals of work which can sometimes enclose spaces into too rigid borders.
As a metaphor of circulation and exchange, Just a Walk raises the essential questions of territory, as much in its reality as in the images it generates :
- How to cross a territory ?
- Is a territory made of normative identities or is it a product of the imagination within a flow of fluctuant and contradictory desires ?
- Could a territory not originate from a movable and extensible length according to various different configurations ?
- How to think of territory with the onset of globalisation ?
- Has territory anything to see with margin and center ?
- Can I experience territory through the vital space which I am allowed, by myself or by others, to live in ?
- Is territory a matter of negotiation from a collectivity to share ?
- And if territory were finally only a belief matter, a necessary utopia ?

The desire to circulate generated by the project Just a Walk does not imply a desire to meet the other in order to define an ideal or uniform territory. Just a Walk is a project where friction, difference and contradiction all have a place.
To provoke meetings and openings is a true personal and political commitment towards and with the other. It is to take the risk of tension and rupture but also that of construction and the possible.

Just a Walk is an artistic project which will put into focus the notion of territory itself, from the conception of the project through its various research declinations right through to its public showing. Jocelyn Cottencin will, in fact, offer :
- specific work modalities : research and meetings with contemporary art professionals and artists ; research and production residences abroad ; research workshops with other artists and theoreticians in Rennes…
- art projects : some are already in place, others need to be developed according to the progress of Just a Walk. These artistic proposals include both individual productions of the artist (Short stories in Europe, Masse…) as well as an appeal to other artists to produce and create new works.
- a time for public visibility with an exhibition and a choreographic event in Rennes.

Vue de l'exposition "JUST A WALK" Jocelyn Cottencin, La Criée centre d'art contemporain, Rennes. Vue de la vidéo "Intérieur" et de "Praticable N°4". Vue de l'exposition "JUST A WALK" Jocelyn Cottencin, La Criée centre d'art contemporain, Rennes. "Alors, il ya cette ïle", caisson lumineux et dessin mural. Vue de l'exposition "JUST A WALK" Jocelyn Cottencin, La Criée centre d'art contemporain, Rennes. "Alors, il ya cette île", caisson lumineux et dessin mural. Vue de l'exposition "JUST A WALK" Jocelyn Cottencin, La Criée centre d'art contemporain, Rennes. "Music is at full blast, deafening silence", néons. Vue de l'exposition "JUST A WALK" Jocelyn Cottencin, La Criée centre d'art contemporain, Rennes. "Music is at full blast, deafening silence", néons. Vue de l'exposition "JUST A WALK" Jocelyn Cottencin, La Criée centre d'art contemporain, Rennes. Vernissage Vue de l'exposition "JUST A WALK" Jocelyn Cottencin, CCNRB, Rennes. "Vocabulario", installation vidéo, Jocelyn Cottencin & Tiago Guedes. Vue de l'exposition "JUST A WALK" Jocelyn Cottencin, CCNRB, Rennes. "Vocabulario", installation vidéo, Jocelyn Cottencin & Tiago Guedes. "Geography, N°1", carte postale issue de l'édition "Just a Walk" "Geography, N°2", carte postale issue de l'édition "Just a Walk" "Geography, N°3", carte postale issue de l'édition "Just a Walk" "Geography, N°4", carte postale issue de l'édition "Just a Walk" "Geography, N°5", carte postale issue de l'édition "Just a Walk" "Geography, N°8", carte postale issue de l'édition "Just a Walk" "Geography, N°7", carte postale issue de l'édition "Just a Walk" "Geography, N°6", carte postale issue de l'édition "Just a Walk" "Geography, N°9", carte postale issue de l'édition "Just a Walk" "Geography, N°10", carte postale issue de l'édition "Just a Walk" "Geography, N°11", carte postale issue de l'édition "Just a Walk" "Geography, N°12", carte postale issue de l'édition "Just a Walk" "Geography, N°13", carte postale issue de l'édition "Just a Walk" "Geography, N°14", carte postale issue de l'édition "Just a Walk" "Geography, N°15", carte postale issue de l'édition "Just a Walk" "Geography, N°16", carte postale issue de l'édition "Just a Walk" "Geography, N°17", carte postale issue de l'édition "Just a Walk" "Geography, N°18", carte postale issue de l'édition "Just a Walk" Workshop, Criée centre d'art contemporain, octobre 2005 Workshop, Criée centre d'art contemporain, octobre 2005 Workshop, Criée centre d'art contemporain, octobre 2005 Workshop, Criée centre d'art contemporain, octobre 2005
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work of art

Praticable n°65 (relief)
Praticable n°65 (relief)
Cottencin Jocelyn
2007 Wood, plywood 270 x 153 cm Work produced as part of the exhibition "Jocelyn Cottencin: (...)
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Paysage / Alors, il y a cette île
Paysage / Alors, il y a cette île
Cottencin Jocelyn
2007 "Paysage" Impression sur bâche, caisson lumineux, châssis en bois 304 x 239 x 50 cm (...)
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Sans titre (Just a Walk)
Sans titre (Just a Walk)
Cottencin Jocelyn
2007 Photographie, caisson lumineux 184 x 224 cm Photographie, caisson lumineux 184 x 224 (...)
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Music is at full blast, deafening silence
Music is at full blast, deafening silence
Cottencin Jocelyn
2007 Néons, transformateur, câbles 300 x 400 cm Œuvre produite dans le cadre de l’exposition (...)
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Links

http://www.jocelyncottencin.com
http://www.justawalk.com
http://www.jocelyncottencin.com