Asli Seven,
curator and writer,
as part of ACROSS #29.

Friday 11 June, at 8:00PM
Le Narcissio, 16 rue Parmentier, 06 Nice (tram Valrose)

Free admission, limited capacity, registration recommended!
Wearing a mask is compulsory.

Since 2015, thankyouforcoming runs a critic and curatorial residency program from Nice. ACROSS (scènes de province) is a collaborative, participatory and experimental project, giving visibility to French Riviera art scenes and questioning the politics of mobility and criticality in contemporary art.

“Permanent Spring, Delayed Bloom”

Dans le cadre de la résidence ACROSS #29 organisée par thankyouforcoming à Nice.
La programmation vidéo fait partie du Protocinema Screening Tour 2021.

“Permanent Spring, Delayed Bloom” (Printemps permanent, floraison reportée) is a programme of six artists’ videos (in French or VOST). This selection of works reflects on built environments as “scapes” – landscape, cyberscape, mindscape – that mobilize multiple spatial and temporal scales: human, historical, cosmological and microbiological, emphasizing the multiplicity of worlds that coexist, end and begin at any given time.

Each film in its own unique texture of language, narrative and technique reflects on our severed relationship to land, climate and bios (life) as permeated by narrative and information technologies, along with the entanglement of labor and entertainment in our global extractivist context.

The films in this program all focus on the semiotic agency of tools as sensory, cognitive and physical extensions of humans in fabricating the world we inhabit, and beyond diagnosing the end of our current world; they ask what is to come and what are we to make of all the past worlds that have come to an end?

“Permanent Spring, Delayed Bloom” (Printemps permanent, floraison reportée) emphasizes a prolonged interval of time during which the rising tides of new life are met with the resistance of old structures around the artificially upheld idea of permanence, despite the inevitability of the impending outbreak: we are suspended in the hyper-speculative and congested immediate beforemath of a birth.

Liste des artistes et des films, dans l’ordre de projection:

Sofía Gallisá Muriente, Asimilar y Destruir II, 2020, 6’35”
Ahmet Öğüt, Worker’s Ordinary Day, 2019, 3’18”
Deniz Tortum & Kathryn Hamilton, ARK, 2020, 13’11”
Hera Büyüktaşçıyan, Infinite Nectar, 2020, 10’55”
Emre Hüner, The Underwater Dig, 2019, 12′
Minia Biabiany, Pawòl sé van, 2020, 11’46”

Free admission, limited capacity, registration recommended!
Wearing a mask is compulsory.