LA NUIT, NOUS VERRONS CLAIR
OPENING on MARCH 9, 2013, from 18:28
EXHIBITION from MARCH 13 to APRIL 20, 2013
with PIERRE-OLIVIER ARNAUD, CÉCILE BEAU, RÉMY BRIÈRE, DAMIEN CADIO, BERTRAND LAMARCHE, CHARLES LOPEZ, SÉBASTIEN MALOBERTI, CLÉMENCE SEILLES, MARK TITCHNER
a project of MARC GENEIX in the scope of the outside program of IN EXTENSO (Clermont-Ferrand)
Night and what it induces in changes in our perception of space or time, the dark night, solitary, night as a limit between fiction and reality finally, are the basis elements of this new « beyond the walls » project of IN EXTENSO at LA STATION: LA NUIT, NOS VERRONS CLAIR (AT NIGHT, WE’LL SEE CLEARLY).
This title with a prophetic tone refers to a poem by HENRI MICHAUX, extracted from the collection La nuit Remue (Night moves) (1) in which the writer evokes this moment in between when the borders of the real dissolve, when reason and discerning are invaded by dark doubts. Shrouded in a relative darkness, the exhibition at LA STATION will present the works of 9 artists and explore the limits of our being such as those of a border between external and internal worlds. A long suspended block of buildings (LE HAUT DU LIÈVRE, BERTRAND LAMARCHE), a storm (ZIBENS, CÉCILE BEAU), an archaic, pagan and urban campground (BASEMENT APE, CLÉMENCE SEILLES) will compose the scenery of this dark night into which we are offering you to dive.
Some time will be needed before your eyes get used to the semi-darkness. There we’ll see clearly. This route will be strewn with images. It will be a matter of discerning. The mute images of PIERRE-OLIVIER ARNAUD will offer from the start a reading of feeling. The borders of this night will be diffuse, we will advance blindly, before RÉMY BRIÈRE’S Black Snows then, the shimmers will crack darkness (SÉBASTIEN MALOBERTI).
We will encounter strange atmospheres, places, clues, fragmented lives (Damien Cadio), the night will be shaken, we will stagger (Ellipse, Charles Lopez) and try to understand, in silence, this hallucinating image, this iridescent mouth, that seems to confide in us a forbidden message (N(I)B, MARK TITCHNER).
Composed of works entering very different registers, this exhibition is imagined as a lascivious journey through the night where the real might have changed sides. A journey, both calm and rough, dark and light, reassuring and disturbing.
1. « CONTRE ! », in LA NUIT REMUE – HENRI MICHAUX, 1935. The exact sentence is « In darkness, we will see clearly brethren. »
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