Exhibition Witch You Were Here
from June 16 to September 2, 2023
Opening Friday, June 16 at 6 p.m., as part of Éclairage Public at Le 109
with the artists : Arnaud Arini, Clarice Calvo-Pinsolle, Régina Demina, Raphaël Emine, Célia Gaultier, Jean-Baptiste Janisset, Julie Joy Lavigne, Estrid Lutz.
Listening Festival – 1st edition
June 16, 17 and 18, 2023
Listening posts during the exhibition – interior La Station
Sunday June 18 – 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. – live / performance – La Station terrace (rue Chapel)
With artists and musicians : Sarah Terral, Diane Van der Meer, lulu beans, Arnica Montana, Alone together, Mélodie Blaison, Cruelle.
Witch You Were Here is a two-part project: a collective exhibition of eight visual artists that takes place in La Station throughout the summer of 2023 as well as the first edition of a listening festival linked to this exhibition which will be held the weekend of its opening from June 16 to 18.
The project was designed around the two fictional figures of female emancipation: the witch and the cyborg.
We wish to highlight the almost classic opposition of the two characters: one drawing these supernatural qualities from a privileged and initiated relationship with the living, the other being a form of posthumanist completion of humanoid machines.
The choice of invitations to artists was made with regard to practices that are both linked and traversed by one and the other of these figures.
It is therefore a question of bringing together for the first time a group of artists whose works open onto the construction of imaginaries which hybridize life and technology and who willingly rely on past or contemporary elements to show by anticipation possible futures.
The listening festival was thought out jointly with the exhibition project. Several of the artists selected for the exhibition have in fact a direct relationship to sounds in their practice, the witch just like the cyborg having this characteristic incantatory and noise dimension.
Proposal imagined around the long term, between electronic naps, free improvisation, and hybrid experimental musical practices, the listening festival borrows, diverts, reuses artistic elements of various registers, ranging from hyperpop to club music.
With the support of Villa Arson and Le 109. Acknowledgements: Le Confort Moderne, Everyday Gallery, MAMAC, Simon Nicolas, Panda Events, Studio smarin.