01/07/2014

Marie Voignier / one by one

Marie Voignier / one by one artistic director Dr. Sozita Goudouna

Marie Voignier / one by one

Art Professionals In Athens Residency

Exhibition duration: 22.5 – 28.7.2014

Opening: Thursday 22.5.14, 20.00

Opening hours: Tue-Fr 12.00-20.00, Sa 12.00-16.00

 Art Professionals In Athens Residency and Gerassimos Kappatos are proud to present the exhibition “one by one” by French video artist, Marie Voignier, who stayed in Athens in February 2014 and completed filming the homonymous film, which constitutes the central piece of the exhibition.

During her stay in Athens, the second resident of the programme “Art Professionals-In-Athens Residency,” created in collaboration with visual artist, Vassilis Salpistis, the film entitled “one by one.”

“One by one” is a fifteen minutes experimental moving images-collage, composed by a number of testimonies and texts relating to significant historical events such as : death, phantoms, the crisis, and the relationship between water and fire.

The assemblage converges the exploration of contemporary applications of the function of myth. For the most part the film consists of filmed photographs, and even when they are in motion, the images suggest the stillness of a steady shot.

The director employs techniques of juxtaposition in the form of an atlas of representations, divergent and at the same time literal, the images shift the narrative to the direction of the creation of a visual essay.

The exhibition will also show Marie Voignier’s film “Un peu comme un miroir (Kind of like a mirror)” and “Les immobiles (Standing still)”.

Un peu comme un miroir has been shot in the psychiatric hospital of Montperrin in Aix en Provence and encounters a cook, a nurse, and a former patient. In Les immobiles the myth of the white colonialist finds its most destructive embodiment: the hunting guide. Hesitating, in the threshold of impulsive violence and its religious imitations, he utters the most economical remarks about death images that assess the game of violence and culture. A sacralised game that is lost to a sacrificing vestige to unite women’s and men’s hearts in an arbitrary and violent resolution.

 

Residency's Artistic director : Dr. Sozita Goudouna 

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