It included some familiar faces from TED lectures, the science world and outsider art. everybody has to know about L.A S.A.P.E - an evangelists for good clothes Sapeurs - A Short Documentary by GUINNESS (2014) Charlie Le mindy's extraordinary hair styles http://charlielemindu.
com the film of Pierre Gagnaire preparing food was mesmerising https://vimeo.com/user3338106/ vod_pages and who knew about game of states? Anyway my favourite artist statement was from Tomas Saraceno who apparently 'lives in and beyond planet earth' I might use this in my next artist statement.
Monday, 9 March 2015
A weekend of stuff - forest fringe at the place - last seen at Spill in an all male production of Wuthering Heights from the perspective of the horses - death and hope, loss and joy explored by two naked guys fighting and playing in a sea of dust looking at the space between hope and fear - raw. Paris was sunny and full of opportunities. First up Trisha Donnelly http://www.
airdeparis.com/artists/trisha- donnelly/trisha.htm - my new go-to sublime artist - truly beautiful videos of maybe landscape before it became - climate as disaster and change all oddly juxtaposed - reminiscent of the appearance of our daily screens. Daniel Buren at kamel mennour was magnificent all marble lines filling two rooms. Pliure. Prologue at the Gulbenkian http://www. gulbenkian-paris.org was a really beautiful essay on the book. Working with an eclectic collection of sources in featured a book text performed 'ninja like' by lighting flouresent text with a tourch in a blacked out room. Films referencing books, medieval statues, artists books all lit and displayed exquisitely. The Palais du Tokoyo http://www.palaisdetokyo.com was a riot of activity and as always a place that delivers the opportunity to be surprised. The high light was a show titled Le Bord des Mondes - an exhibition that asked can one make work that isn't art? Setting out to challenge Duchamps premise in today's world.