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While I was also listening […]

Felicia Atkinson, Julien Bismuth and Yann Sérandour


While I was also listening to Felicia Atkinson, Julien Bismuth and Yann Sérandour telling stories about artworks and exhibitions, I wanted to invite them to come and share at La Criée.

Yann’s a long-time Rennes resident, Felicia moved here a year ago, and Julien lives in New York. All three of them travel a lot.
Julien and Yann were born in the 1970s and Felicia a little later.

We started out by discussing narrative, orality, rumour, multiple points of view, exhibitions we hadn’t seen but had been told about. One of us mentioned Paul Ricoeur and his open-ended definition of narrative, which ties it not to a fixed form but to a relationship with time.

Felicia, Julien and Yann enjoy being told stories and enjoy telling them.

Somebody else found the title of the series. It comes from the American poet and performer David Antin, from one of his talk poems and their blend of improvisation and narrative, anecdote and philosophy, poetry and action.

Felicia, Julien and Yann are inventors, activators and remixers of stories.

So we opted for constructing a subjective, polyphonic narrative, one addressing the question of our relationship with books, statements and enunciation. We wanted to write a shared story, invented by some people then told by others, listened to by others still and then transformed by some of them. We wanted to develop narratives of real or imaginary exhibitions, using deliberately multiple, experimental temporal and spatial frameworks, ranging from publications to concerts and performances, fables and essays.

Felicia, Julien and Yann like to invite other artists to work with them.

And then we simply decided that each of us would have a solo show and that there would also be two group shows to bookend the series. The list of artists for these exhibitions is still a secret, but among others we were thinking of David and Eleanor Antin, Mark Geffriaud, Mariana Castillo Deball, Simon Starling and Zin Taylor.

Felicia, Julien and Yann are going to set up an office at La Criée as their workshop within the exhibitions.

In addition to the exhibitions we’ll invite other storytellers for concerts, talks, discussions and off-site projects. We’ve already asked, Élise Ladoué, Stephane Ginsburgh, Camille Bondon and Clémence Estève.
And we’ll be celebrating a birthday: the Centre Pompidou is turning forty, and we’ll be running experiments in the Kandinsky Library there. Things will wind up with a book telling this story and building up on it.



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Exposition

Alors que j’écoutais moi aussi David, Eleanor, Mariana, Delia, Genk, Jean, Mark, Pierre, Shima, Simon, Zin et Virginie

David Antin, Eleanor Antin, Mariana Castillo Deball, Delia Derbyshire, Jean Dupuy, Mark Geffriaud, gerlach en koop, David Horvitz, Pierre Paulin, Shimabuku, Simon Starling, Zin Taylor et Virginie Yassef

du 13 janvier au 5 mars 2017

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Exposition

Spoken Word (une chanson parlée)

Félicia Atkinson

du 1er avril au 28 mai 2017

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Exposition

Sibyl Sybil

Julien Bismuth

du 24 juin au 20 août 2017

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Exposition

Pièces pour clavecin

Yann Sérandour

du 16 septembre au 19 novembre 2017

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Exposition

Alors que j’écoutais moi aussi David, Eleanor, Mariana, Jean, Mark, Genk, David, Daphne, Pierre, Shima, Simon, Zin, Christian et Virginie

David Antin, Eleanor Antin, Mariana Castillo Deball, Jean Dupuy, Mark Geffriaud, gerlach en koop, David Horvitz, Daphne Oram, Pierre Paulin, Shimabuku, Simon Starling, Zin Taylor, Christian Xatrec et Virginie Yassef

du 16 décembre 2017 au 18 février 2018

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Résidence et soirées de performances

Alors que j’écoutais moi aussi NY&LA

Félicia Atkinson, Eleanor Antin, Charles Bernstein, Julien Bismuth, Morgan Bassichis, Constance DeJong, Wayne Koestenbaum, Sara Magenheimer, Jennie Liu, David Horvitz, Lucky Dragons, LeRoy Stevens, Julien Bismuth, Krysten Cunningham, Yann Sérandour, Ellen Zweig, Lucy Ives, Svetlana Kitto, Bartolomé Sanson, Sophie Kaplan

du 19 au 31 mars 2018

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Recherche-action

Alors que j’écoutais moi aussi la bibliothèque Kandinsky

Jean-Baptiste André, Félicia Atkinson, Julien Bismuth & Virginie Yassef, François Bonnet, Sophie Kaplan & Sophie Lapalu et Yann Sérandour

2017