Delfina Foundation

BEFORE SEVEN HILLS

09/12/15

Date: Wednesday 9 December
Time: 18:00-20:30 [18:00-19:00 Display Preview / 19:00-20:30 In Conversation]
FREE

RSVP: guestlist@delfinafoundation.com 

Space is activated by the daily movements of individuals. This interaction or situation necessarily implies a change occurring in the present, on both the individual and the environment. How does the presence of a body (as a means of movement and micro-movement - habits, gestures, rhythm related to emotions), affect a space, whether physical or virtual, or a situation of the subject in space?

Current curator in residence Elise Atangana will discuss on the topic of mobilities (movement, representation, practice) in combination with art. French artist Julien Creuzet joins us to be part of the conversation and to contextualise the discussion, the audience are invited to a pop-up, one evening display of Creuzet’s work in Delfina Foundation's project space, available to view before the talk takes place.

Julien Creuzet’s work has been largely influenced by his time living in Martinique, a crossroads of the African, European and Indian civilizations, with an interest in playing with the clichés and peculiarities of Creole history. His approach integrates animal and plant environments and includes references to animistic worship, the Christian religion and French identity.

His most recent work, The opera-archipelago, it's me (2015) consists of sculptures, installations, videos, created to be in dialogue.

“This umbrella title for a host of different works, each of which also has its own subtitle, functions something like the Caribbean Sea, separating islets that are the visible parts of an enormous territory whose true unity lies below the surface. In this mimicking of an archipelago, Creuzet breaks down opera’s components—voices, music, dances, sets, costumes, stage, libretto—into a fragmented art form, a miscellany that includes gestures, performances, talks, films and sculptures. The fractured geography of the Caribbean, where Creuzet grew up, seems to have had a profound effect on the structure of work made up of groupings at once composite and unified.” - Emile Renard

This event stems from research related to Atangana’s ongoing 'Seven Hills' project, which will be presented at the 2nd Kampala Biennale in 2016.

This event is part of The Public Domain: Season 2.