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2019
︎Artist-in-Residency | Digital Art | Installation | Performance | Interactif | Exhibition

Institution: Le Pavillon*, Frac Nouvelle-Aquittaine LA MÉCA, Facts - Festival Biennal - Arts Technologies Sciences
Role: Artist

Les Draperies, Les Touristes

* LE PAVILLON
Created in 2001 at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, the Pavillon is an artistic research residency. Hosted at EBABX in Bordeaux since November 2017, it welcomes in 2019, under the coordination of Ange Leccia.


Le Pavillon 2019, the new edition of the international residency organized by EBABX Ecole supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Bordeaux, is hosted this year on the top floor of Le MECA, in the Grand Verre and the République Géniale du Frac.
In partnership with FACTS, Les Draperies, Les Touristes project examines prehistory and archaeology as privileged spaces for contemporary issues and questions: the planet Earth, species differentiation, the relationship with animals, climate change, human migrations, cultural preservation... A multifaceted exploration made tangible through art.


The project consiste of 5 parts:

Les Draperies,
Les Touristes,
Trace du voyage,
Sralactite au lait(Stone Milk)
Magic Machine.


and several Exhibitions:

« DÉVIER LA TRAJECTOIRE »
2019 - 2020
Frac Nouvelle-Aquittaine LA MÉCA, Bordeaux

« MANGER LA ROCHE »
2019
Pip, Dordogne

FACTS - FESTIVAL BIENNAL - ARTS TECHNOLOGIES SCIENCES:
« DEVENIR TRANSPARENT »
2019 - 2020
︎Galerie des tables, Bordeaux,
︎Université de Bordeaux,
︎Musée d’Art et d”Archéologie du Périgord,
︎Campus Périgord

Several work phases marked the 10 months of the residency at the Pavillon: development of personal research, study and immersion trips (in France and Spain), inter-residence periods, production phases, interaction with our partners, and presentations and exhibitions during the fall of 2019. 
The artists have engaged in an exploration of prehistory, with encounters, stays, and visits in Dordogne and Cantabria, inspiring new directions in their various productions.


#MilkStalactiteExperimentation
#DigitalPainting
#SoundTextileInstallation
#MangaIllustration
#Performance




Les Draperies


In the mysterious depths of the Grand Roc cave, stalactites used in Chinese medicine blend with draperies of smoking fabric. It’s there that coincidence strikes the soul
of Fang Dong, weaving unexpected connections between mineral forms, the swirls of draperies, and the organic textures of the stomach’s walls.

Inspired by her Chinese roots, these correspondences evoke the ancestral medical use of stalactites in Chinese medi- cine, as described in the Shen- nong bencao jing, a precious work listing the virtues of plants, animals, and minerals.

Captivated by these concretions revealed in the depths of the cave, Fang Dong draws from the richness of these geological realities to create sculptures of colored fabrics, where allusions to draperies and stalagmites mingle, weaving a poetic dialogue between nature and art.








Les Touristes

In distant lands and elusive dreams, tourists perpetually seek places that do not exist. Before embarking on these subterranean wanderings, Fang Dong scrutinizes the accounts of travelers, gleaning fragments of inspiring stories and ephemeral images.

Through photographs, films, and sounds captured in these mystical dens, she weaves a travel journal, a mirror of her culture, reflecting the sensations experienced during these deep and surprising journeys.

« By drawing from my experience and the shared emotions of other explorers, art blossoms into a world more imaginary, poetic, and free. Free to dive into the heart of the matter, to touch the es- sence of an intimate rela- tionship between creators, work, and observers. By breaking the invisible wall between observer and observed, public and creation, I wish to offer a space for feeling, to pave a path of adventure and to suspend a moment of imagination. »





Trace du voyage

Illustration, photo





Stalactite au lait

Stone milk

/ Recipe

 


/ Video










Magic Machine

The living is thus defined as a "system" or "network" of information, engaged in energy exchanges. Two notions stand out: self-organization and the transmission of information. The convergence between machine and organism highlights the notion of "behavior," which was predominant in both the sciences and artistic practices of the 1960s. Behavior arises from "transactional information networks" . "The behavioral network became a tangible framework for a human-machine symbiosis, whereby the machine (or simulated machine systems) could be endowed with the
characteristics of a living organism" .

La fabrique du vivant, Marie-Ange Brayer, Paris, 2019, p.63

1. Andrew Witt, "The Machinic Animal: Autonomous Networks and Behavioral Computation," in Andrew Goodhouse (ed.), *When is the Digital in Architecture?*, Canadian Centre for Architecture, Sternberg Press, Montreal, 2017, p.218
2. Ibid., p.222




︎Les Draperies
︎Les Touristes
︎Trace du voyage
︎Sralactite au lait(Stone Milk)
︎Magic Machine

- Exhibition -
︎FACTS- Biennal Art Technologie Science



FACTS - Biennal Art Technologie Science


« DEVENIR TRANSPARENT » 2019
︎Galerie des tables, Bordeaux,
︎Université de Bordeaux,
︎Musée d’Art et d”Archéologie du Périgord,
︎ Campus Périgord



︎Galerie des tables, Bordeaux,





︎Université de Bordeaux,
︎Musée d’Art et d”Archéologie du Périgord,
︎ Campus Périgord





︎Les Draperies
︎Les Touristes
︎Trace du voyage
︎Sralactite au lait(Stone Milk)
︎Magic Machine

- Exhibition -
︎FACTS- Biennal Art Technologie Science
︎Dévier la trajectoire
︎Manger la roche



Dévier la trajectoire 

2019-2020

Frac Nouvelle-Aquittaine LA MÉCA, Bordeaux



The exhibition "Dévier la trajectoire" marks the concluding stage of this adventure, preceded by several presentations (exhibitions and projections) at Galerie des Tables (EBABX) as part of the FACTS Arts and Sciences Festival through a joint program with the Laboratory: PACEA of the University of Bordeaux, at the Prehistory Interpretation Center (Les Eyzies-de-Tayac), and at the Museum of Art and Prehistory of Périgueux. Successively: "Manger la roche"; "Chercher l’oubli"; "Devenir transparent".







︎Les Draperies
︎Les Touristes
︎Trace du voyage
︎Sralactite au lait(Stone Milk)
︎Magic Machine 

- Exhibition -
︎FACTS- Biennal Art Technologie Science
︎Dévier la trajectoire
︎Manger la roche



Manger la roche

 2019
Pip, Dordogne
 




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