Frac Lorraine presents Rumors of the Meteor: Let's infuse our imaginations with the sensations of the wind, the snow, and the aridity of the desert! Participating artists: Alice Aycock, Luis Camnitzer, Julien Grossmann (DAI, 2008), Roman Signer, Remy Zaugg and others
Image: Julien Grossmann, The Alpine Pride, 2011. Collection 49 Nord 6 Est - Frac Lorraine, Metz (FR). Exhibition view : Vibrating Revivals, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, 2011. Photo : Julien Grossmann © J. Grossmann
October 17, 2014–January 11, 2015
Opening: Thursday October 16, 7pm
Isn't it about time to stop the doomsaying? To turn towards a creative—rather than a castrating—ecology? To shake free from fear-mongering and to imagine new possibilities? Jubilant invention and dreams are in urgent demand.
A proposition that is somewhere between popular and scientific knowledge, between collective practice and works of art. This is another way of thinking about exhibition, because we must urgently multiply and reverse the points of view in order to see beyond the horizon! The tidings of the Meteor are confusing, unpredictable, and chaotic. The featured works are, by extension, also open-ended, mobile, and plural. Reactivations, interpretations, and reinventions, these works break with the rule of unity and veracity. This is an opportunity to welcome all amateurs of the clouds.
Artists: A. Aycock, A. Barrios, I. Bonillas, L. Camnitzer, J. Chicago, A. Delrez, L. Echakhch, M. Vanden Eynde, P. de Fenoyl, Y. Friedman, D. Ghesquière, L. Ghirri, J. Grossmann, J. Hilliard, J. Jonas, Z. Kosek, M. Laet, B. & M. Leisgen, J. Luzoir, R. L. Misrach, F. Nakaya, K. Paterson, G. Pettena, J. Pfahl, R. Signer, R. Zaugg
With assistance of inhabitants associations and all cloud-lovers!
Save the dates
Thursday October 16, 7pm
Shooting the breeze
Performance by Julie Luzoir, artist
Come and chat, chew the fat, shoot the breeze... about weather phenomena, or anything else! Inter-generational discussions guaranteed!
A humanlibrary.org project
Saturday November 22, 4pm
"Future worlds that humans cannot see"
Lecture of Émilie Hache, philosopher
Inventive, responsible, undisciplined... these words can be used to describe feminist science fiction as it confronts ecological and nuclear threat.
Tuesday November 25, 7pm
"Is talking about the weather a waste of time?"
Two ideologies butt heads: "climate change skepticism" against "catastrophism." Isn't the truth somewhere in between? We present two intermediary propositions...
With a performance of Frédéric Ferrer, Pôle Nord / Cartographie 4, and a lecture of Martin de la Soudière, Martine Tabeaud, Anouchka Vasak and Frédéric Ferrer
Saturday January 10, 2–6pm
"The sky won't be falling!"
Regardless of what the pessimists think, the sky won't be falling! What if the collective is the solution?
With performances: Shooting the breeze of Julie Luzoir, Meanwhile of Gaëtan Rusquet and Comme de l'eauof Taysir Batniji.
49 Nord 6 Est – Frac Lorraine
1bis rue des Trinitaires
For more information: www.fraclorraine.org