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Perigot Alexandre

Perigot Alexandre


PIPEDREAM Glasgow-Rennes-Lisbon

PIPEDREAM Glasgow-Rennes-Lisbon

2007 > 2008

Production :
- Museu Colecção Berardo, Lisbon, Portugal
- Tramway, Glasgow , United-Kingdom
- Galerie art & essai, Rennes 2 University, Rennes, France
- Ecole Régionale des Beaux-Arts, Rennes, France
- La Criée contemporary art centre, Rennes, France

PIPEDREAM 1,Glasgow, 7 July – 5 August 2007

PIPEDREAM 2, Rennes, 7 November – 21 December 2007

PIPEDREAM 3, Lisbon, 15 September - 16 Novembeer 2008

Artists invited to collaborate to the artist’s book Sometimes You Win Sometimes You Lose :
Nevin Aladag, Zeynep Arman, Michel Auder, Joel Auxenfans, Beagles & Ramsay, Patrick Bernier & Olive Martin, Cesary Bodzianowski, Stéfanie Bourne, Adam Brokat, Asli Cavusoglu, Ali Cindoruk & Banu Cennetoglu, Henry Coombes, Hubert Czerepok, Jocelyn Cottencin, Oskar Dawicki, Marta Deskur, Maurice Docherty, Céline Duval, Graham Fagan, Bojan Fajfric, Julie C. Fortier, Yves Noel Genod, Abdelhakim Henni, Richard Hoeck, Emre Huner, Kobas, Djamel Kokene, Jan Kopp, Latifa Laabissi, Zbigniew Libera, Arnaud Maguet, Damien Mazières, Neil McGuire, Mathieu Mercier, Rachel Mimiec, Jonathan Monk, Olivier Mosset, Paul Pouvreau, Yann Serandour, Ross Sinclair, Kristina Solomoukha, Lincoln Tobier, Caecilia Tripp, Jean-Luc Verna, Clotilde Viannay, Christophe Viart, Huib Haye van der Werf, Tomas Zoritchak.

Artistes invited for PIPEDREAM 1, Glasgow :
Agaskodo Teliverek group, Simon Fisher Turner, Glasgow chorus.

Artistes invited for PIPEDREAM 2, Rennes :
Richard Hoeck, Arnaud Maguet & Jean-Luc Verna.

Alexandre Perigot’s work articulates paradoxical positions on art and society. Through the confrontation of popular culture and art history, the artist creates critical works with a quirky aesthetic and political dimensions. For the Atlantic Arc program, Alexandre Perigot has developed the project PIPEDREAM, that refers at once to the expression meaning a vain and irrational dream as well as to pipes that permit the exchange of energies, fluids and material goods between countries, and which are constantly reshaping borders. These are the issues of flux and changing borders that Alexandre Perigot questions by inviting artists from Eastern Europe to work in the cities of the Atlantic Arc.

At Tramway in Glasgow, Alexandre Perigot has created PIPEDREAM 1, a project that includes two works and several performances. The Elvis House is a work that has already been shown in various places (Thailand, Latvia, Paris). Usually shown outdoors, this work is shown for the first time in a closed space, which obliges the visitor to enter the structure and walk through it in order to see it fully. The Elvis House is an empty steel structure built to scale where only the lines of force are apparent. It testifies to the importance of popular culture and the myth of Elvis, in which many people still believe today. The Elvis House acts as an alarm in reaction to a leisure based society where there is little room for culture. In Glasgow, three sound performances enter into resonance with this structure; Alexandre Perigot has invited the Glasgow choir, The Parsonage, to sing the Elvis Presley song “If I Can Dream” which is a homage to Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream”. Perigot sees this song as a political and historical echo to the contemporary issues in PIPEDREAM. During the opening, there will be musical performances by Simon Fisher Turner and Agoskodo. Alexander Perigot has asked them to rework music by rock groups from Eastern Europe, in critical reference to the Atlantic Arc and to the notion of European borders. The second work presented brings together an installation and a publication under the title Sometimes You Win, Sometimes You Lose. Made up of loose plastic tubing, the installation attempts to rewrite the sentence in the exhibition space. The structure, which is connected to a central vacuum, contains a metal object that is shot along the interior of the circuit of tubing. As it comes into contact with this tubing, the object produces an irregular noise. The sound moving through the space enables the viewer to retrace the sentence mentally. The publication gathers together the visual and written responses to the sentence Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose. The book can be read from front to back or from back to front. The succession of images and texts undermine the ideological pretensions regarding success and the will to power that are communicated by the sentence.

In the autumn of 2007, the PIPEDREAM project will be extended to Rennes under the title PIPEDREAM 2. Presented at the galerie Art & Essai in université Rennes 2, the work Sometimes You Win, Sometimes You Lose will be developed through the addition of a sound performance by the artist Jean-Luc Verna.

Alexandre Perigot showed a new work, Funkypipe, at the Ecole Régionale des Beaux-Arts: in front of a large wall-paper reproducing a popular painting depicting Bakou’s sunset with oil fields, there are some tubular structures and tablets which have the particularity of being moved by a mechanical system. The wobbling, wavelike motion produced by these different shelves makes the objects oscillate between evocations of inebriety and of belly dancers. The tablets of the display structures hold fragments of everyday objects that perpetually attempt to reassemble themselves.

Episodes 3 of PIPEDREAM project took place at the Museu Colecção Berardo in Lisbon, Portugal, consisting of a large restrospective of Perigot’s works including new productions and previous works. A complete monograph of his works was also published with texts of Jean-François Chougnet, Christophe Fiat, Larys Frogier, Jean-Yves Jouannais, Pawel Moscicki.

Vue de l'exposition "Alexandre Perigot : PIPEDREAM", Tramway, Glasgow. Photo Mathieu Harel-Vivier. Vue de l'exposition "Alexandre Perigot : PIPEDREAM", Tramway, Glasgow. Photo Mathieu Harel-Vivier. Vue de l'exposition "Alexandre Perigot : PIPEDREAM", Tramway, Glasgow. Photo Mathieu Harel-Vivier. Vue de l'exposition "Alexandre Perigot : PIPEDREAM", Tramway, Glasgow. Photo Mathieu Harel-Vivier. Vue de l'exposition "Alexandre Perigot : PIPEDREAM", Tramway, Glasgow. Photo Mathieu Harel-Vivier. Arnaud Maguet & Jean-Luc Verna, Beauty and the Beat dans le cadre de l'exposition "Alexandre Perigot : PIPEDREAM", galerie art & essai, Université Rennes2. Photo Mathieu Harel-Vivier. Arnaud Maguet & Jean-Luc Verna, Beauty and the Beat dans le cadre de l'exposition "Alexandre Perigot : PIPEDREAM", galerie art & essai, Université Rennes2. Photo Mathieu Harel-Vivier. Vue de l'exposition "Alexandre Perigot : PIPEDREAM", 2007, galerie art & essai, Université Rennes2. Photo Mathieu Harel-Vivier. Vue de l'exposition "Alexandre Perigot : PIPEDREAM", 2007, galerie art & essai, Université Rennes2. Photo Mathieu Harel-Vivier. Vue de l'exposition "Alexandre Perigot : PIPEDREAM", 2007, galerie art & essai, Université Rennes2. Photo Mathieu Harel-Vivier. Vue de l'exposition "Alexandre Perigot : PIPEDREAM", 2007, galeries du Cloître, école régionale des Beaux-Arts, Rennes. Photo Mathieu Harel-Vivier. Vue de l'exposition "Alexandre Perigot : PIPEDREAM", 2007, galeries du Cloître, école régionale des Beaux-Arts, Rennes. Photo Mathieu Harel-Vivier. Vue de l'exposition "Alexandre Perigot : PIPEDREAM", 2007, galeries du Cloître, école régionale des Beaux-Arts, Rennes. Photo Mathieu Harel-Vivier. Vue de l'exposition "Alexandre Perigot : PIPEDREAM", 2007, galeries du Cloître, école régionale des Beaux-Arts, Rennes. Photo Mathieu Harel-Vivier. Vue de l'exposition "Alexandre Perigot : PIPEDREAM", 2007, galeries du Cloître, école régionale des Beaux-Arts, Rennes. Photo Mathieu Harel-Vivier. Vue de l'exposition "Alexandre Perigot : PIPEDREAM", 2008, Museu Colecção Berardo, Lisbonne. Photo Mathieu Harel-Vivier. Vue de l'exposition "Alexandre Perigot : PIPEDREAM", 2008, Museu Colecção Berardo, Lisbonne. Photo Mathieu Harel-Vivier. Vue de l'exposition "Alexandre Perigot : PIPEDREAM", 2008, Museu Colecção Berardo, Lisbonne. Photo Mathieu Harel-Vivier. Vue de l'exposition "Alexandre Perigot : PIPEDREAM", 2008, Museu Colecção Berardo, Lisbonne. Photo Mathieu Harel-Vivier. Vue de l'exposition "Alexandre Perigot : PIPEDREAM", 2008, Museu Colecção Berardo, Lisbonne. Photo Mathieu Harel-Vivier. Vue de l'exposition "Alexandre Perigot : PIPEDREAM", 2008, Museu Colecção Berardo, Lisbonne. Photo Mathieu Harel-Vivier. Vue de l'exposition "Alexandre Perigot : PIPEDREAM", 2008, Museu Colecção Berardo, Lisbonne. Photo Mathieu Harel-Vivier. Vue de l'exposition "Alexandre Perigot : PIPEDREAM", 2008, Museu Colecção Berardo, Lisbonne. Photo Mathieu Harel-Vivier. Vue de l'exposition "Alexandre Perigot : PIPEDREAM", 2008, Museu Colecção Berardo, Lisbonne. Photo Mathieu Harel-Vivier. Vue de l'exposition "Alexandre Perigot : PIPEDREAM", 2008, Museu Colecção Berardo, Lisbonne. Photo Mathieu Harel-Vivier. Vue de l'exposition "Alexandre Perigot : PIPEDREAM", 2008, Museu Colecção Berardo, Lisbonne. Photo Mathieu Harel-Vivier. Vue de l'exposition "Alexandre Perigot : PIPEDREAM", 2008, Museu Colecção Berardo, Lisbonne. Photo Mathieu Harel-Vivier. Vue de l'exposition "Alexandre Perigot : PIPEDREAM", 2008, Museu Colecção Berardo, Lisbonne. Photo Mathieu Harel-Vivier. Vue de l'exposition "Alexandre Perigot : PIPEDREAM", 2008, Museu Colecção Berardo, Lisbonne. Photo Mathieu Harel-Vivier.
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