Damasio Alain

Curriculum Vitae / Informations

Alain Damasio, born 1ᵉʳ August 1969 in Lyon, is a French science fiction and fantasy writer and typographer. His favourite genre is political anticipation. He blends this genre with elements of science fiction or fantasy and describes political dystopias.


Fossile Murmure exhibition

With Thomas Teurlai

From Saturday 23 September to Saturday 2 December 2023

Opening saturday 23 sept. at 6pm

Exhibition as part of the Ovni festival and the Automne de l’Image at 109.


For the Fossile Murmure exhibition at La Station, Thomas Teurlai presents a new version of his work Râle 21.

Like a breathing aid, an electric motor drives the wheel of a car at the end of its life, as if abandoned there. The movement in turn drives the various gears in the motor. So there’s no explosion to propel this racing car, just the breath captured at the piston outlet by micro-contacts. The re-amplified rattle plays the lecherous swan song of an erotico-fossil society at the end of its runway.

The exhibition will also feature the work Providenzad 2120, the fruit of Thomas Teurlai’s collaboration with science fiction writer Alain Damasio during the Providenza residency in Pieve in summer 2020. The work reinvents the cinematic device by using a motorbike helmet whose visor serves as a projection surface. Set against a text that projects the viewer into a Mad Max-style universe, the work is emblematic of the artist’s work, while taking as its context a futuristic Corsica with the smell of burning tyres.