(des formes de vie) — une écologie des pratiques artistiques


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(des formes de vie)
une écologie des pratiques artistiques

Past: September 12 → December 19, 2012

In 2011 Franck Leibovici began his research on “forms of life” and the “ecosystems” that produce an artistic practice. With the support of les Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers, he contacted a large number of artists and asked them to produce a document, with no restrictions as to the media used or the form it was to take, discussing this “ecology of artistic works”. The elements collected will be made public in Fall 2012 with an atlas and various events. Each event is built around three tags, chosen by the welcoming venue. These tags allow us to go through the atlas of the project (forms of life) in a renewed way.

The atlas and stickers are available here
The program of events is available here

Mail sent to the artists

Dear ______

We are writing to inform you of an unusual survey we are launching about “forms of life” and “collections of practices.” The attached letter is the first step toward getting the message out. It will act as a vehicle for this inquiry.

The idea behind this project was born two years ago of Franck Leibovici and Christine Macel’s discussions paresseuses. Well, those lazy discussions have finally born fruit, and the Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers have invited Franck Leibovici to develop this collective inquiry into the ecology of artistic practices over the 2011-2012 year.

We think something important is at stake in this project. Its purpose is to produce alternative images of the creative process, to reveal an ecology of the artwork that is generally overlooked in our understanding of an artist’s work. That is why we would be delighted to count you among the contributors to this project. You may use drawing, photo, film, text or sound in your response. The medium is not important. Sketches, blueprints, protocols, manuscripts, texts, and other works are all welcome.

Please send your documents at les Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers, 41 rue Lécuyer, 93300 Aubervilliers, France.

For any large format or other submission needing special transportation, please contact us beforehand.

Submissions will be collected until March 2011.

We eagerly await your responses.

Best regards,

  • Evenement hors les murs dans les Archives de la ville d’Aubervilliers — Archives — lenteur — opacité Event Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 8 PM

    Visit of the exhibition and interventions, with answers from: Heman Chong (maps), Tim Etchells (text), Henry Hills (film), Armin Linke + Peter Hanappe (website), Yves Mettler (archives), Naeem Mohaiemen (installation), Robin Rimbaud (images), Mona Vatamanu + Florin Tudor (images)…, as well as the instruments used by the archives of the city of Aubervilliers.

  • Paroles — situations — pratiques parallèles — Quelle est la place de la parole dans des activités a priori non discursives ? Event Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 3 PM

    Visit of the exhibition and roundtable, with answers from Stéphane Bérard (audio piece), Matthieu Clainchard (serie of images), Catherine Contour (audio piece), Jean-Pierre Cometti (text), Ryan Gander (image), Manon Santkin (exercises) and Anton Vidokle (video). Roundtable with Jean-Pierre Cometti, Franck Leibovici and Grégory Castéra

  • Evenement hors les murs chez agnès b. 17 rue dieu, Paris 10 — Quotidien — collectif — visualisation Event Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at 7 PM

    Visit of the exhibition and reading, with answers from the Agence (book and text), Stéphane Bérard (serie of images), Gaëlle Boucand + Marion Naccache (serie of images), Anne-James Chaton (audio poem), Catherine Contour (audio piece), Vadim Fishkin (drawing), Yves Noël Genod (website), Dianne Hagaman (video)…

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41, rue Lécuyer

93300 Aubervilliers

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Opening hours

Monday to Friday from 11 am to 6 pm and Saturday from 1 pm to 6 pm

Admission fee

Free entrance

And on booking for events at reservation@leslaboratoires.org

The artist

  • Franck Leibovici