Maria Meinild, Émilie Franceschin at Les Territoires

Exhibition: June 5 – July 4, 2015
Vernissage: June 5, 2015 at 6 pm

Maria Meinild

In Maria Meinild’s practice the staging of life, behavioral patterns and the scripts that seem imbedded in our notion of normality are combined with a strong interest in theatre and film methodologies. Through a continous loop of repetitions and variations, Curtain investigates the constant restaging and confirming of certain gestures we perform to maintain a notion of who we are. A broad fabric of film and theatre reference form a unique tapestry as the work enters a dialogue with its own conditions and simltaneously explores which relations are produced in and outside this controlled framework.

Les Territoires is proud to announce two special exhibitions of emerging artists. The Swedish artist Maria Meinild will present a video installation in conjunction with the Celeste Prize, an international contemporary art prize awarded by Celeste, a networking platform for arts professionals. In addition, the French artist Émilie Franceschin will offer a view into the mechanics of her performance work by exhibiting a selection of photographs, drawings and artifacts, followed by a performance.

Émilie Franceschin

Secrets by Émilie Franceschin is an exhibition that reveals the mechanics behind the conception and execution of performances. Though ephemeral, these creations give rise to a new set of tangible materials gravitating around drawing, text, arrangements of objects, music and video.  The act of performing, like the secret, is not something that can be told. It has to be accomplished, to be lived. And it is through this notion of “being there” that the artist accompanies us on a journey across places and times where the body acts and evokes the intimate relationship it has built with its surroundings. This soft immersion will be followed by a performance (date to come).
(Text: Les Territoires)
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