2021 Paris Programme
18:00>22:00 18:00 19:00 21:00
Tuesday

Feb. 23
from 18:00

Online opening
Live from Louvre auditorium
Live streaming, from 6pm, free: art-action.org/live_en
Opening of the 3D immersive space, from 7pm, free access: art-action.org/louvre_en

Welcome to the 2021 edition!

We look forward to seeing you at the opening night on Tuesday, February 23, starting at 6:00 p.m. live online from the Louvre auditorium.

It is a special opening night that we are preparing, similar to an oscillation between the real and the surreal, the experience of physical and digital spaces that intersect and converge.
Multiple, open, free and paradoxical, this opening night celebrates the first day of an intense week made of projections, performances, discussions and beautiful projects..

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Tuesday

Feb. 23
18:00

Online opening
Live from Louvre auditorium
Live streaming, from 6pm, free: art-action.org/live_en
Opening of the 3D immersive space, from 7pm, free access: art-action.org/louvre_en

Inaugural Session

A beautiful surprise screening, with 4 rare films screened in international premiere


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Tuesday

Feb. 23
19:00

Online opening
Live from Louvre auditorium
Live streaming, from 6pm, free: art-action.org/live_en
Opening of the 3D immersive space, from 7pm, free access: art-action.org/louvre_en

"De Natura"

Andrea bordoli: Requerimiento | Film expérimental | 16mm | couleur et n&b | 8:9 | Suisse | 2020 see more
Txuspo poyo: Love Needs Time to Kill | Fiction expérimentale | 4k | couleur et n&b | 21:28 | Espagne | 2020 see more
Emanuele dainotti: Prossimo | Vidéo expérimentale | mp4 | noir et blanc | 4:20 | Belgique | 2020 see more
Mauricio freyre: Interspecies Architecture | Fiction expérimentale | mov | | 11:0 | Espagne | 2020 see more
Mark salvatus: Jalan-Jalan | Fiction expérimentale | mp4 | couleur | 10:15 | Philippines | 2019 see more
Isabell heimerdinger: Soon It Will Be Dark | Film expérimental | 4k | | 22:49 | Allemagne | 2020 see more
Andrea bordoli
Requerimiento
Film expérimental | 16mm | couleur et n&b | 8:9 | Suisse | 2020

The requerimiento was a declaration by the Spanish monarchy of Castile's divine right to take possession of the New World's territories and to subjugate, exploit and, if necessary, fight the native inhabitants. This experimental 16mm short film explores the aesthetics of a mythological time and its archetypical creatures and materialities. In particular, following the trajectories of a serpent and a meteorite's fragment, REQUERIMIENTO develops an interwoven narration questioning human and nonhuman alterities in different epochs and cultures.

Andrea Bordoli holds a BA in Anthropology and Philosophy from the Université de Neuchâtel (2015), and a MA in Visual Anthropology from the University of Manchester (2017). He is currently based in Geneva, where he studies cinema at the Haute Ecole d'Art et Design (HEAD) while developing his own personal research at the intersection between anthropological theory, documentary cinema and visual art.

Txuspo poyo
Love Needs Time to Kill
Fiction expérimentale | 4k | couleur et n&b | 21:28 | Espagne | 2020

The impetus to think like this project has been pulled to start from the end, is a symptom of the crisis of historical experience. As the seminaries in the Basque Country began to close, their pedagogical methods have been reduced to the imagination of several generations. "LOVE NEEDS TIME TO KILL" is about the emptiness distilled by the loss of what’s natural and cultural. Over recent decades Franciscan seminaries, along with those of other Orders, have been closing down across the Basque Country. With their closing, comes the loss of a pedagogy that has been a fundamental pillar in the education and identity of the Basque Country. Part of the pedagogical approach was to have large collections of plant and animal specimens, collected from missions in the American, African, and Asian colonies. This research project connects the identity of the diaspora in the missions and their forgotten pedagogical approach to the construction of an exotic and colonial imaginary. On the stage of a small theater in one of the closed seminaries, we have recreated a Baroque still-life scene from the 17th century. The still-life becomes a form of barricade, a gesture of struggle and resistance, in which the inert yet expressive bodies of the animals assert a sense of destiny and uncertainty that has accompanied us from the Romantic era through to present day.

Txuspo Poyo ( Alsasua, Navarra) holds a BA in Fine Arts from the University of the Basque Country (UPV-EHU). In 2001 he completed an ISCP residency sponsored by Foundation Marcelino Botín and also studied at the CADA center of New York University. In 2006 he received funding from the Vegap Foundation and The Valencia Art Foundation for his Delay Glass project, and the same year won the Prize Gure Artea of the Basque Government. In 2008, he was awarded first prize at the 10th Unión Fenosa International Exhibition. In 2015 he received the Multiverso grand funding from The BBVA Foundation for La Engaña tunnel project and 2018 from Huarte contemporary Art Center and the Navarra Government for Izaro project. In 2019 he received funding from the Vegap Foundation. He has taken part in the Madrid Region’s 15th Image Symposium, and has been an invited speaker on master’s programs at the University of Cuenca and the University Of Basque Country UPV-EHU. He has held solo exhibitions in venues such as BBVA Foundation, Madrid, Artium Museum in Vitoria, Centre d’Art La Panera in Lleida, the Costa Rica Museum of Contemporary Art and Design and the Montcada Gallery of La Caixa foundation in Barcelona. His group exhibitions include Geopolíticas de la animación showing at the CAAC in Seville and MARCO in Vigo; Les Rencontres Internationales Paris/Madrid/Berlin; the 2nd Angola Triennial; the FILE in São Paulo; Incógnitas at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao; Cine y casi cine at the Reina Sofía Museum in Madrid; Multitude at the Artist Space Gallery in New York, and Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Foundation, in Guarene-Torino, Italy.

Emanuele dainotti
Prossimo
Vidéo expérimentale | mp4 | noir et blanc | 4:20 | Belgique | 2020

May 2020, Limburg (Belgium). A peasant family is vaccinating their animals.

Emanuele Dainotti (b. 1987 in Milano, Italy. Lives and works in Antwerpen, Belgium) is an artist and filmmaker. Recent exhibitions include: Museum of the Moving Image (USA); Louvre Museum (France); Reykjavík International Film Festival (Iceland); Rencontres Internationales Paris (France); Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro (Brazil); CGAI (Spain); Hudson Valley MOCA (USA); Museu Nacional de Arte Contemporânea (Portugal); Festival Miden (Greece); FIVAC (Cuba). In 2018 he won the “International Competition for the Intermedia Artwork” organized by the Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków, The Faculty of Intermedia and the Foundation for Development of Intermedia Artwork. In 2019 a jury presided by Anish Kapoor and Anda Rottenberg awarded him with the “Now You See Me award” at Louvre Museum in Paris. In 2020 he is among the artists of Loops Expanded, an international network, dedicated to exhibiting and researching the concept and the form of the Loop.

Mauricio freyre
Interspecies Architecture
Fiction expérimentale | mov | | 11:0 | Espagne | 2020

How to reestablish the future of our relationship with other species? A journey in the forest near Taipei with an uncertain destination. A nomadic speculation on relationships and processes that occur among species and dimensions beyond the human.

Mauricio Freyre (Lima, 1976) researcher, audiovisual artist and filmmaker with a background on architecture. His projects revolve around structures and systems of ideas in the margins of the constructed and the projected, focusing the attention on blind spots, dark areas, accidents, distortions and forms of consciousness that are excluded. Currently he is working on the audiovisual project ‘Estados Generales’, focused on the role of botanics and its agency within the colonial sciences, exploring the political and subversive dimension of the plant world in relation to a western epistemology. He has obtained the National Prize for Experimental Films awarded by the Ministry of Culture in Peru and the Matadero Production Grant in Madrid. His films and installations have been part of different programs and exhibitions including Festival Internacional de Cine Valdivia, Strangloscope, Les Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin, l’Alternativa, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, TENT Rotterdam, Nederlands Film Festival and Fundación Telefonica Lima.

Mark salvatus
Jalan-Jalan
Fiction expérimentale | mp4 | couleur | 10:15 | Philippines | 2019

Kaliurang in Jogjakarta is located near the active volcano Merapi, where ghosts of memories and history are part of the landscape. A subtle video is presented created specifically for 900 mdpl 2019 where local residents of the town become actors/ as ghosts. Once in a while the people of Kaliurang sees a Dutchman walking, or a Japanese soldier walking, or a Javanese woman with a jar of water, or a wild animal or a supernatural being… passing by as if they are there, living amongst us. They are hiding in the trees – like the trees and forest and the mountain are the bare witnesses of all the history of colonialism, war, and the neoliberal progress of development. A fictional work with no narrative flow. The ghosts are walking amongst us or are we the ghost?

Mark Salvatus (b. 1980) works and lives in Manila, Philippines. He studied Advertising Arts at the University of Santo Tomas, Manila. His works has been presented in different exhibitions and venues including the 2nd Lahore Biennale,; Kyoto Art Center; ISCP, New York; Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien, Berlin; Sharjah Biennial 14; Mill6 CHAT, Hong Kong; PCAN Pavilion, Gwangju Biennale; Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul; Osage Art Foundation, Hong Kong; Mori Art Museum, Tokyo; Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin; Philippine Pavilion, Venice Architecture Biennale; 6th Thessaloniki Biennale; SONSBEEK International, Arnhem; 3rd Singapore Biennale; 4th Guangzhou Triennale; 14th and 16th Jakarta Biennale; Koganecho Bazaar, Yokohama; Hotel Inmigrantes, Manifesta 9, Brunei Gallery, SOAS, University of London; Hasselt; Prologue Exhibition: Honolulu Biennale; Survival Kit Festival, Umea; Sharjah Art Foundation; Asia Society, New York; Art Center Ongoing Tokyo; Museum Brengasse, Zurich; La Trobe Art Institute, Bendigo; Cultural Center of the Philippines and Vargas Museum and Filipiniana Research Center. He had residencies in Asia Culture Center (ACC) Gwangju, Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten (Amsterdam), IASPIS Umea; Art OMI, New York, Common Room Networks Foundation, Bandung, Indonesia and Goyang Art Studio in South Korea.

Isabell heimerdinger
Soon It Will Be Dark
Film expérimental | 4k | | 22:49 | Allemagne | 2020

Life on the island follows the changing pace of day and night. Where the only road seeps into the forest, the air gets warmer, more humid. Here, in the shade of tall trees, a man is at work with his tool. The sounds he produces blend in with the sounds of the all-embracing nature. His daily routine is directed by light and shadow until the sun sets. At night, at the other end of the road, his loneliness is softened by the voices of the others, next to the warming fire, until the first light.

Isabell Heimerdinger was born in Stuttgart, Germany. She studied sculpture at the Kunst-akademie Düsseldorf and received an MFA in photography at the California Institute of Arts in Los Angeles. During her years in Hollywood, she made a living working in special effects animation. Unsurprisingly her art work revolves around the conditions of filmmaking. In 2008, she shot her first narrative short film in France (Detour), followed by a series of experimenal films set in Beijing (Good Friends, Blind Date, Mr. Xu) and in Italy (Giorgio). While the settings of her films are always real, the stories and the characters that inhabit them are not. Isabell Heimerdinger lives and works in Berlin. Her films have been shown among other venues at Berlinische Galerie, Kino Arsenal, Centre George Pompidou, Art Film at Art Basel, Kunstmuseum St. Gallen and various international film festivals.


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Andrea Bordoli develops an interwoven narrative and refers to the "requerimiento," a declaration by the Spanish monarchy on the divine right of Castile to take possession of New World territories and to subjugate, exploit and fight the inhabitants. Txuspo Poyo creates a 17th century Baroque still life with inert but expressive bodies of stuffed animals collected during Jesuit missions to the colonies. Emanuele Dainotti filmed animals on a farm in Belgian Limburg and wondered about the risks of viral contagion. The image continuously changes dimension as the film progresses, until it becomes impossible to watch. In a forest near Taipei, Mauricio Freyre observes, in a continuous shift, the fluctuation of all forms, in a trajectory that alternates between documentary and science fiction. Mark Salvatus films a valley in Indonesia where the ghosts of memory and history are part of the landscape. The inhabitants become both actors and ghosts, and witnesses of history. Isabell Heimerdinger observes a man working on a plantation in São Tomé and Príncipe. Life on the island is in tune with the changing rhythm of day and night. The noises that the man makes with his machete mingle with the sounds of nature surrounding him.


Tuesday

Feb. 23
21:00

Online opening
Live from Louvre auditorium
Live streaming, from 6pm, free: art-action.org/live_en
Opening of the 3D immersive space, from 7pm, free access: art-action.org/louvre_en

"Ultrasocial Pop"

Filip markiewicz: Ultrasocial Pop | Performance | mov | couleur | 30:0 | Luxembourg | 2020 see more
Filip markiewicz
Ultrasocial Pop
Performance | mov | couleur | 30:0 | Luxembourg | 2020

Ultrasocial Pop is Filip Markiewicz’s latest experimental audio visual project. Creating a performative dialogue between his visual and filmic work and his musical compositions as Raftside. The live performance is always a unique experience that includes a comment on actual social events. The idea is to question the link between pop culture and populism and to create a videographic moving painting. The work in progress of Ultrasocial Pop will lead to the release of a visual book with vinyl Lp (Label Grzegorzki Records) in the frame of his solo show at Haus am Lützowplatz in Berlin (D) in May 2021. Ultrasocial Pop is supported by the Bourse Bert-Theis.

Filip Markiewicz was born in Esch-sur-Alzette (L) in 1980. His solo shows have been hosted by institutions such as the MNAC National Museum of Contemporary Art in Bucharest (RO), NN Contemporay Art in Northampton (UK), Kunsthalle Osnabrück in Osnabrück (D), CCA Derry -Londonderry (UK) an the Casino Luxembourg - Forum d'Art Contemporain (L). He represented Luxembourg at the 56th Biennial in Venice. Markiewicz follows a theatrical and musical performance route, which has led him to create shows at the Staatstheater Cottbus for the Lausitz Festival (D), Theater Basel in Basel (CH) and the Expo in Shanghai (CHN), to his work in the visual arts field. He lives and works in Hamburg (D) and Luxembourg (L)


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Filip Markiewicz creates a performative dialogue between his visual and cinematic work and his musical practice, comments on real social events, and examines the link between pop culture and populism.


    Feb. 23 - 28, 2021
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