Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Paris, explaining eels to contemporary art

On Friday Nov 12, A Constructed World invited Sébastien Pluot and Fabien Vallos (from SWA) and guest Sophie Auger to made a conversation about eating eels. This aperitivo event signified the end of 'Explaining contemporary art to live eels #6' an event curated by Pluot at Villa Arson earlier in the year.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

London meeting

Speech and What Archive met at One Marylebone in London on October 16 for a conversation about ...

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Biennale de Belleville

Speech and What Archive performed, read, spoke and sang in the Speakeasy Medicine Show, an ACW event, at the Biennale de Belleville on 9 October.

A Floating Conversation
Performance #31 & 32, Adam & Eve
COLD Trailer
The Gift of Nothing
Lenny Bruce Monologue
The Nice Choir

Belleville meeting

Biennale de Belleville

The group met in Paris for four days. There was several meetings, rehearsals, two diners, and a night out in a bar of my neighborhood with lots of beer. It was good that even though we did'nt all knew each other, I felt that people sort of jumped in and accepted right away the presupposition of working in the context of the paper room event. It felt much more easy to speak together. Marie talked about common memory, which I guess is the reason why I am writing those words now. Anna talked about her editing projects, and about the kite that she had made in Bordeaux, and that had traveled to Melbourne the year before. Jesper talked about speaking to trees and to plants, the healing power of nature, and he had the project to take back in sweden with him a small tree from Paris that all of us could tell our faults and dark secrets to. Then in Sweden he would plant it in the ground to grow. I wonder if you can take a plant on a plane though. Matthew talked about performance and comedians, and Lenny Bruce of which he re-enacted bits of a performance he had once learned by heart. It was good to spend some time together an to make something together. I liked that other people were sort of connected to us in a way, as if we were part of a larger group. What I remember the most was the event itself, that seemed to fly by, and the tap dancing, and the singing. Especially the singing.
Clemence de Montgolfier

Friday, October 1, 2010

Speech and What Archive 2010

After a number of informal meetings in Paris and Linköpings, Speech and What Archive has come together again to make their second series of meetings, events and exhibitions. The group is Marie Gautier, Anna Hess, Clémence de Montgolfier, Sébastien Pluot, Fabien Vallos, Etienne Bernard, Olivia Barrett, James Deutsher, Jesper Frilund, Yann Sérandour, Matthew Rana and ACW.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Melbourne Flottante Exhibition Documentation

Melbourne Flottante
Y3K Gallery
April-May 2010

Monday, April 5, 2010

Speech and What Archive? Melbourne Flottante

Opening Saturday the 10th of April from 18-20h

Speech and What Archive? began on a floating house on a river in Chatou at the invitation of A Constructed World. In Melbourne Flottante, we continue to consider what is kept and why it is kept, how things may be mapped, traced or stored, the possible shape and content of an archive, who may speak and what is kept unsaid, and generally what is privileged in culture so that it is available to the future.
The exhibition is composed of a presentation element, where objects that in some way act as archives will be exhibited at Y3K, and archive development, where the curators will work on methodologies of archiving and re-presentation for the duration of the show.

Speech and What Archive? Melbourne Flottante is curated by Marie Gautier and Anna Hess (Paris) and Liv Barrett and James Deutsher (Melbourne) with the support and counsel of A Constructed World.

Speech and What Archive is a project of A Constructed World. This project was made possible with funding and support from Vision Forum and Linköping University; CNEAI, Chatou; Social Practice MFA Program, CCA, San Francisco; and Villa Arson, Nice

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