Carte blanche à Otto-Prod — Occur
Carte blanche à Otto-Prod
Past: April 10 → May 30, 2015
Otto-Prod presents the group show Occur, in response to the carte blanche proposed by the gallery 22,48 m². Both artists and producers, the members of the Otto-Prod’s collective combine their artistic researches with their works they produce, diffuse and support. It meets here the authors at the crossroads of their researches to share a zone of influence and reveal the circumstances.
The title Occur is a call for the present and the emergence of a phenomenon ; the assembly of the seven works exhibited under this name highlights diverse occurrences (material, space and gestures). Through the radical transformation of its shape — which only retains the raw material and the symbolism of the initial objet — it operates a technological subvertion. Stained glass made from the Object Nr_18 file is in the same relationship between digital records and ancestral knowledge ; extension cords, plugs and chargers invade the space to access the status icon. Some pieces explore an in-between : Méditation sur la Méthode develops a form of resistance to the subject deal with video compression methods, Pulsar records the continued struggle between a camera and light. The tool sensor keeps the permanent mark of this experience, kind of retinal persistence subsequently imposed on the shores of Holes.
Quiet corruption of the landscape is reflected in the Hardware series, handmade engraved stones hand of a IT annotation ; they are removed, modified, and then mostly reinstated to their original site. Finally, in a simulated mathematical space, the artist experiments to create a universe from a simple algorithm (Three colors, endless). We can observe the slow transformation of these expanding pixels in the time of exposure, and in the finish area of the support. Occur reveals the materialization of elements as intangible as light, electricity, digital, which solidify in contact with each other, like so many chemical precipitates.
— Otto-Prod, 2015
Otto-Prod was born in December 2006 in Paris. Members of this group alternate their personal artistic production with the organization of events such as exhibitions, hosting artists in residence and the production of works of art.
For over 5 years, this group provides an opportunity for a selection of international artists to imagine, produce and exhibit their most ambitious projects thanks to a curatorial, technical, human and financial support. Otto-Prod initiated creative and productive exchanges between Maribor in Slovenia, where the Cultural center Pekarna MM saw the start of their activity, and Marseille in France — city in which they now operate.
Since 2006, cultural events and seasons worn by OTTO-Prod such as THE BRANCH in 2009, WORKING HOLIDAYS from 2010 to 2014, saw materialize the works and projects of a hundred artists, at fifteen residencies and other formulas such as group exhibitions, festivals and production time of works. Otto-Prod worked with major Slovenian and Marseille structures such as MM Pekarna (Maribor), the MMC Kibla Gallery (Maribor), the Museum of Modern Art UGM (Maribor), the French Institute Charles Nodier (Ljubljana), the MAC Marseille, the FRAC PACA, La Friche Belle-de-Mai (Marseille) and Mécènes du Sud (Marseille), during exhibitions, residencies and performance program.
Opening Friday, April 10, 2015 at 6 PM
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