Vocales

Exhibition

Film, installation, new media, performance...

Vocales

Past: February 4 → April 23, 2017

To create together, initially you have to accept indetermination and welcome antagonism, then grope around in the dark, let discussions happen, and work the adjustments. These starting points and creative processes, regardless of their outcomes, seem to favor the making of connections and the creativity of everyone.

Yes (I’m breaking in, sorry), ever since we’ve been talking about this (does anyone ever have enough time for conversation?), in your opinion, at what moment does a multiplicity of voices arise? The “I” that fuses with the Us? And is there an “Us”?

And then? What is the future of these words we’ve exchanged? Art? Empowerment? Social initiatives? And the objects and words that emerge from that? Their reception?

In my opinion, what’s important is that voice is “radically social as much as it is individual, [it] indicates the way human beings place themselves in the world and with respect to others.” (Paul Zumthor)

Vocales is an exhibition put together by Céline Poulin, Marie Preston and Stéphanie Airaud, featuring work by Esther Ferrer, Núria Güell, Adelita Husni-Bey, Leigh Ledare, Devora Neumark, Christian Nyampeta, Marie Preston, Sébastien Rémy, Till Roeskens, and Cyril Verde.

And the day of research that is scheduled to take place in Brétigny?

It is part of the exhibition. You don’t dissociate different modalities of speech (day-to-day, academic, poetic, emerging from the artworks, processes, theoretical research, etc.); and a specific arrangement for welcoming interactions can even be imagined. Words and their transience are on view.

To put it more clearly, we can even take an excerpt of a scientific paper written in preparation for the two research days for which we imagined hearing bits of dialog that resonate with the show, “Outside of the transmitter-receiver relationship, we endeavor… to imagine the way each individual, in coming into contact with the Other, sees the many voices living in him. Cooperative artmaking brings out that state in which each person tries to skillfully juggle with that inner multitude.” The research days will take place on two Saturdays, 21 January and 4 February 2017. We have worked them out between MAC VAL and CAC Brétigny. The work to be presented there is in the perspective of the subjects that run through the show, i.e., empowerment at work in speaking up, the involvement of processes of deconstruction and subjectivization in the production of multiple voices, and the importance of translation in this polyphonic point of view.

Translation? From one subjectivity to another, one imagination to another, one language to another. Supposing that is possible in the end. Can translation, as it is usually understood, take into account the presence of the other in us and our language?

Vocales, a project in partnership with MAC VAL, the research team Teamed (AIAC), and the University of Paris 8 Vincennes — Saint-Denis, the Villa Vassilieff, the research platform “Pratiques d’Hospitalité,” initiated and coordinated by Simone Frangi and Katia Schneller at ÉSAD •Grenoble, the University of Quebec in Montreal, La Galerie, the contemporary art center of Noisy-le-Sec, and the Théâtre Brétigny, a government-funded stage and with the support of Fluxus Art Projects.

Céline Poulin, Marie Preston et Stéphanie Airaud
  • Vernissage de Vocales Opening Saturday, February 4 6 PM → 9 PM
  • Radius Working Group — Une proposition de Christian Nyampeta Event February 10 → March 3

    Every Friday evenings from 6PM the Radius Working Group presents a radio broadcast on cacbretigny.com with news, stories and songs from Lagos, Jerusalem, Johannesburg, Kigali, London, New York, and Brétigny-sur-Orge. Live recording sessions with guests will be regularly scheduled. Along with the weekly program, these sessions will contribute to the creation of a music album.

  • Radius Working Group — Une proposition de Christian Nyampeta Event Friday, February 17 at 6 PM

    Friday evenings the Radius Working Group presents a radio broadcast on cacbretigny.com with news, stories and songs from Lagos, Jerusalem, Johannesburg, Kigali, London, New York, and Brétigny-sur-Orge. Live recording sessions with guests will be regularly scheduled. Along with the weekly program, these sessions will contribute to the creation of a music album.

  • Rencontre avec Sébastien Rémy — Tant que je vous parle ce n’est pas une frontière Meeting Saturday, February 18 at 3 PM

    “I press my face against a Plexiglas panel on which the reflection of a page is overwritten with printed texts and images. page 12. I gradually decipher the text, ‘I would like to speak ever so softly so that you would have to come up close to me, and I would speak in a tongue that would sound foreign to you, or maybe I would just speak in images and you would have nothing to decipher, because I would be there and that would be enough’. After a few minutes of silence and hesitation, as we sit in the vicinity of one another, we strike up a conversation”. (Sébastien Rémy)

  • Les samedis contés Event Saturday, February 18 at 4 PM

    Storytelling Saturdays (family activity)
    Told in many voices by the librarians and invited storytellers, the stories selected for these two events are addressed to both adult and children’s audiences. In partnership with the Médiathèque of Brétigny-sur-Orge.

  • Radius Working Group — Une proposition de Christian Nyampeta Event Friday, February 24 at 6 PM

    Friday evenings the Radius Working Group presents a radio broadcast on cacbretigny.com with news, stories and songs from Lagos, Jerusalem, Johannesburg, Kigali, London, New York, and Brétigny-sur-Orge. Live recording sessions with guests will be regularly scheduled. Along with the weekly program, these sessions will contribute to the creation of a music album.

  • Radius Working Group — Une proposition de Christian Nyampeta Event Friday, March 3 at 6 PM

    Friday evenings the Radius Working Group presents a radio broadcast on cacbretigny.com with news, stories and songs from Lagos, Jerusalem, Johannesburg, Kigali, London, New York, and Brétigny-sur-Orge. Live recording sessions with guests will be regularly scheduled. Along with the weekly program, these sessions will contribute to the creation of a music album.

  • Rencontre avec Sébastien Rémy — Tant que je vous parle ce n’est pas une frontière Meeting Saturday, March 4 at 3 PM

    “I press my face against a Plexiglas panel on which the reflection of a page is overwritten with printed texts and images. page 12. I gradually decipher the text, ‘I would like to speak ever so softly so that you would have to come up close to me, and I would speak in a tongue that would sound foreign to you, or maybe I would just speak in images and you would have nothing to decipher, because I would be there and that would be enough’. After a few minutes of silence and hesitation, as we sit in the vicinity of one another, we strike up a conversation”.

  • Yes we care — Rencontre-débat avec Mélanie Perrier, chorégraphe Meeting Saturday, March 11 at 6 PM

    What if the act of caring made it possible to open up a space of mutual listening?
    In the framework of the event “Yes we care” at Théâtre Brétigny, Mélanie Perrier proposes to begin the evening at CAC with the performance and exchange of multiple words that will introduce us to an ethics that is centered on others. When speaking is (already) doing.
    A project by the subsidized performance space Théâtre Brétigny.

  • Conférence de Béatrice Guillier et Performance d’Esther Ferrer Performance Saturday, March 25 at 3:30 PM

    3:30 pm “Le boudoir et l’atelier: la transmission féminine entre savoir-être et savoir-faire sur YouTube” (Boudoir and Workshop: female transmission between know-how-to-be and know-how YouTube), a talk by Béatrice Guillier, student researcher at EHESS.
    While often described as a revolutionary platform, YouTube enables the transmission of know-how and know-how-to-be skills that are far from new. Through these tutorials, female viewers learn how to leave childhood and become accomplished young ladies.

    5 pm “Questions féministes” (Feminist issues) a performance by Esther Ferrer
    In her performance, Esther Ferrer addresses the audience, asks them questions about art and feminism, and invites them to formulate their own answers, thereby eliciting a new round of questions.

  • Rencontre avec Sébastien Rémy — Tant que je vous parle ce n’est pas une frontière Meeting Saturday, April 1 at 3 PM

    “I press my face against a Plexiglas panel on which the reflection of a page is overwritten with printed texts and images. page 12. I gradually decipher the text, ‘I would like to speak ever so softly so that you would have to come up close to me, and I would speak in a tongue that would sound foreign to you, or maybe I would just speak in images and you would have nothing to decipher, because I would be there and that would be enough’. After a few minutes of silence and hesitation, as we sit in the vicinity of one another, we strike up a conversation”. (Sébastien Rémy)

  • Les samedis contés Event Saturday, April 15 at 3 PM

    Storytelling Saturdays (family activity)
    Told in many voices by the librarians and invited storytellers, the stories selected for these two events are addressed to both adult and children’s audiences.
    In partnership with the Médiathèque of Brétigny-sur-Orge.

  • Rencontre avec Sébastien Rémy — Tant que je vous parle ce n’est pas une frontière Meeting Saturday, April 22 at 3 PM

    “I press my face against a Plexiglas panel on which the reflection of a page is overwritten with printed texts and images. page 12. I gradually decipher the text, ‘I would like to speak ever so softly so that you would have to come up close to me, and I would speak in a tongue that would sound foreign to you, or maybe I would just speak in images and you would have nothing to decipher, because I would be there and that would be enough’. After a few minutes of silence and hesitation, as we sit in the vicinity of one another, we strike up a conversation”. (Sébastien Rémy)

  • Rencontre avec Sébastien Rémy — Tant que je vous parle ce n’est pas une frontière Meeting Sunday, April 23 at 3 PM

    “I press my face against a Plexiglas panel on which the reflection of a page is overwritten with printed texts and images. page 12. I gradually decipher the text, ‘I would like to speak ever so softly so that you would have to come up close to me, and I would speak in a tongue that would sound foreign to you, or maybe I would just speak in images and you would have nothing to decipher, because I would be there and that would be enough’. After a few minutes of silence and hesitation, as we sit in the vicinity of one another, we strike up a conversation”. (Sébastien Rémy)

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91220 Brétigny s/Orge

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Opening hours

Tuesday – Saturday, 2 PM – 6 PM
Late openings during the events at Théâtre Brétigny.

Admission fee

Free entrance

The artists

  • Cyril Verde
  • Sébastien Rémy
  • Marie Preston
  • Leigh Ledare
  • Till Roeskens
  • Esther Ferrer
  • Núria Güell
  • Adelita Husni Bey
  • Devora Neumark
  • Christian Nyampeta