Ellie Ga / Mathieu K. Abonnenc

Monday 12 December 2011 at 7 pm

Following the series Fiction / Performed Readings, initiated in 2008, the Fondation d’entreprise Ricard is launching a new proposition to pursue the exploration of public speech. Partitions (Performances), which translates as Scores (Performances) in English, has been designed as an open seminar on artistic practices drawing its references and/or methodologies in knowledge related to art.

Ellie Ga / The Catalogue of the Lost

Before embarking on the Tara for an Arctic expedition several months long, Ellie Ga was invited as a resident artist at the Explorers Club in New York to work in the archives and the collection. For more than a year, the artist tracked the missing pieces in the report on the first expedition ever sent to the North Pole, revealing the gaps between the concern of explorers for documenting a then little-known area, the work of archivists preserving the remains of the expedition, and the poetic approach of the artist as an explorer. Focusing on details and anecdotes, she presents a singular narrative in images in which biography and scientific lecture overlap.

Mathieu K. Abonnenc

When Mathieu K. Abonnenc discovered the work of Antillean filmmaker Sarah Maldoror, the event proved a decisive turn for both artists. Since then, Abonnenc’s work has featured the figure of Maldoror gathering scattered archives, some of them destroyed and whose gaps he has filled by reconstructing them, in a sense. Occupying the double position of scholar and artist, he has made visible a whole dimension of colonial history that until then was not known, or in which some elements were missing, reexamining the role of images and representations in the construction of a history long based on the voices of colonists alone. This performance for the Fondation d’entreprise Ricard is his first.

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Ellie Ga

Fondation Pernod Ricard
1 cours Paul Ricard
75008 Paris
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