06 11 2012
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Gisèle Vienne @ Kunstenfestival/Playground Leuven November 2012


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http://www.playgroundfestival.be/2012_programme/detail/60427

GISÈLE VIENNE (FR)
THROUGH THEIR TEARS

November 8 - December 16
STUK Expozaal
THROUGH THEIR TEARS is an exhibition by French artist/choreographer Gisèle Vienne. She looks at the exhibition space with a dramaturgic view, and therefore considers the space to be a performance. That way, she can bring together artists who she regularly collaborated with in the past, like American author Dennis Cooper, musicians Stephen O’Malley and Peter Rehberg, light technician Patrick Riou and actor Jonathan Capdevielle.

The exhibition is built around two installations. LAST SPRING: A Prequel was shown earlier on the latest Whitney Biennial (NY) and refers to the history of mechanical theater. A ventriloquizing adolescent in the form of a life-size animated doll performs a schizophrenic dialogue with a hand puppet. THROUGH THEIR TEARS is a photographic series of Gisèle Vienne and Dennis Cooper that starts from a series of pictures and dolls made by Vienne.

Both works form a research into the artists’ shared fascination for picturing troubled adolescents and their urge for intensity and self-destruction. In a romantic, dream-like way, they show the dark sides of youth: sadness, feeling bad, urges for destruction. The works are a staggering and dizzying mirror, making us think about the veracity of our interpretations and perception. The exhibition THROUGH THEIR TEARS brings those two projects together in a permanently bewitched space.

This exhibition at STUK continues until 16.12.2012.

opening hours during Playground
Th 8/11 : 20:00 - 23:00
Fr 9 & Sa 10/11 : 14:00 - 23:00
Su 11/11 : 14:00 - 20:00

regular opening hours
We - Th : 14:00 - 21:00 | Fr - Sa - Su : 14:00 - 18:00

credits: through their tears gisèle vienne in collaboration with dennis cooper, stephen o’malley, peter rehberg, patrick riou and jonathan capdevielle last spring: a prequel concept and realisation: gisèle vienne text and dramaturgy: dennis cooper voice: jonathan capdevielle music: stephen o’malley en peter rehberg lighting: patrick riou realisation and animation dolls: raphaël rubbens, dorothéa vienne-pollak, nicolas herlin (clsfx) and gisèle vienne mural: stephen o’malley general director: laurent matignon sound installations: gérard d’elia electronic realization and robotized doll programming: nicolas darrot mixed media installation executive producer: dacm coproduction: le quartz, scène nationale de brest, le parvis, scène nationale de tarbes – pyrénées, centre pompidou-paris. with the support of centre d’art passerelle - brest et de l’espace hard hat - genève with the support of conseil général de l'isère through their tears photo series of 2007 – 53 photos. photos and dolls: gisèle vienne. photo series: gisèle vienne and dennis cooper. publication jerk/through their tears by gisèle vienne, dennis cooper, peter rehberg (cd+book), through editions disvoir / series: zagzig. in collaboration with l’atelier de création radiophonique de france culture. this french and english issue contain the radio play jerk and the photo series through their tears / april 2011. production & distribution: koen vanhove, séverine péan and carine hilly the dacm company receives grants from drac rhône-alpes/ministère de la culture et de la communication as a registered company, from région rhône-alpes as support for artistic teams, and regular support from the institut français for its foreign tours.

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