France, 25’, fiction
With: Nathalie Broizat, Silvia Di Rienzo, Anna Gaïotti, Pauline Lorillard and Susanne Schmidt
Choreography: Anna Gaïotti
Frame: Thomas Favel and Michele Gurrieri
Sound: Nicolas Becker and Raphaële Dupire
Editing: Laurent Leveneur and Hodei Berasategui (movie), Nicolas Bacou (teaser)
Production: Corinne Castel, Les volcans
This project is a work of research based on ideas of community, body, mutation, identity, language, and environment. We were initially drawn to the desire to write a fiction as a result of a voyage-investigation that took place in the North of Greece: the fiction would be about an island of women. The title is a reference Hélène Cixous and her The Laugh of the Medusa.
This project is supported by Lafayette Anticipations, CIRVA, Fondation Villa Datris and Danièle Kapel-Marcovici.
Installation composed of five sculptures (variable dimensions, copper, micro piezoelectric, transducer, electronic elements), two video projections (12 min 55) and a sound installation (12 min 55).
With: Nathalie Broizat, Silvia Di Rienzo, Anna Gaïotti, Pauline Lorillard and Susanne Schmidt.
Photography: Thomas Favel and Michele Gurrieri.
Sound: Raphaële Dupire.
Sculptures were made in collaboration with Thierry Madiot.
The installation was produced by Lafayette Anticipations, fondation d’entreprise Galeries Lafayette, 2019.
Pictures were taken by Romain Darnaud during Bels animal, Château du Feÿ, Bourgogne, Fr, 2019.
With the support of Brane Project.
Sculture wovenwith carbon fiber, 400 × 600 cm
The sculpture is part of an installation composed by three sculptures created for the movie Toutes ces filles couronnées de langues.
The project is supported by association Al Omarilla, fondations Coeur Maghrébin, Raja Danièle Kapel-Marcovici and Ars Ultima Stein & Guillot Art Fondation, companies Hexcel and Coriolis. We especially thank Fatima, Saida, Zahra, Mina, Khadijah, Amina, Lakbira, Atiqua et Saâdia Cherkaoui, Ghizlane et Heria Hmidouch, Latifa Doublali, Elaziza Belahmer, Hayat Souktani, Fatiha Ali Oubane, Hafida Benaicha, Fatima Esouktani, Rabia Aicha, Naima Ettouile and Christian Guillaume without whose efforts this would not have been possible.
Movie, 17 min
This project is part of an ongoing exploration in which sculptures are the foundation of a new relationship constructed around and with the body, where the sculptures are incarnate. The installation is composed of a film, a sculptural form, a performance, and a sound work. The footage was filmed in the area surrounding Dakar, Senegal. The first shots show a run-down inn, a meandering into a former brothel. When we leave the enclosed space two women and four sculptures perform a strange routine and the movements of water seem to be their language.
The installation proposes a liminal space, one that appeals to multiple senses. The sound is broadcast through the entirety of the exposition space and not only in the projection area. It does not directly accompany the images; it occupies the space and in so doing reveals it, gives it a new materiality. The sound places us in a specific state of perception. It constructs a path in which we re-encounter one of the forms present in the film. This form is an architectural outgrowth, a protuberance that takes on the characteristics of one of the filmed sculptures. Sometimes one of the dancers appears.
The project was originally conceived as a simultaneous projection in Senegal (Biennale de Dakar) and in France (BF15, art space in Lyon), with the simultaneity acting as the project’s heart. It has now multiplied into several versions. At each new exposition, the installation changes.
Performance: Anna Gaïotti et Mbarou Ndiaye
Photography: Antoine Waterkeyn
Sound: Raffaele Grimaldi
Pictures of the exhibition: Perrine Lacroix
This project is supported by CNC/Dicréam, ADERA, Fondation Ars Ultima Stein & Guillot and l’Académie de France à Rome, Villa Médicis. It was rewarded by the price of the presidents, ENSBA Lyon.
Installation composed of one sculpture (350 × 240 m, copper, resin, pigments, neon tubes), a video, one sound work, and one performance.
Exhibition views of Rendez-vous 2017, Biennale de Lyon, IAC, Villeurbanne and Galerie Nomades 2016, GAC, Annonay.
Performance: Anna Gaïotti, Laura Giacomini, Lotus Edde-Khouri et Catherine Touzeau
Sound: Raffaele Grimaldi
Video: Antoine Waterkeyn
Pictures: Blaise Adilon
Performance filmed and streamed live at the Friche la Belle de Mai in Marseille, as a part of Benjamin Valenza’s project Labor Zéro Labor.
Francisca Crisóstomo López, Laura Giaomini, Isabelle Mollard, Isabelle Thorrand, Catherine Thouzeau.
This project is supported by Fondation d’Entreprise Ricard.
Installation shown for 60e Salon de Montrouge, composed of two sculptural elements, a wall covered in a photograph, and a performance.
Performance: Anna Gaïotti
Curated: Stéphane Corréard, Le Beffroi, Montrouge, France
Wall’s photography: Ibrahima Mbengue
Pictures: Julien Rezette
Installation composed of one sculpture, a gradation of color and a performance.
Performance: Anna Gaïotti
Curated: Georgia René-Worms, Cité scolaire François Villon, Paris, France
Pictures: Paul Nicoué
Installation composed of six sub-parts or action-sculptures and a performance. The synchronized narrative splits into two levels: the spectacle (that of artistic representation) is above the water, while the camera’s occasional dive lets us discover another level, that of physical effort. The water line represents the surface-limit, or the precise moment of the shift between two states of being. At the beginning of 2013, we began shadowing Lyon’s synchronized swimming team. We produced a catalog of images, gestures, materials, sounds, and stories. The catalog-tool box would serve as the base of this project.
Performance: Laura Giacomini, Amélie Giacomini, Lucie Riothon Pannetrat, Laura Sellies.
Réfectoire des nonnes, Les Subsistances, Lyon, France
Pictures: Laurent Basset and Karolina Krassouli