The New Prophets
5th oct. - 8 pm
As part of their curatorial project 'Welcome to our Future', The two founders of Jean Boîte Editions, Mathieu Cénac and David Desrimais, invite us for a projection of digital artworks.
The video evening offers to go on a prophetic proposal around the work of six young artists inspired by digital art and new media, in an overall scenic device, where the audience will be a part of the prophecy.
We are pleased to present works by the following artists : Anthony Antonellis, Joe Hamilton, Martin Kohout, Camille Pajot, Jon Rafman and Anne de Vries.
Welcome to our Future
by Mathieu Cénac and David Desrimais
for Jean Boîte Éditions
Félix Heyes & Ben West
James Lee Byars
Félix Gonzales Torres
For the opening exhibition of the art center vecteur interface, the co-founders of Jean Boîte Éditions Mathieu Cénac and David Desrimais, have free hands. Considering this brand new place as «a space for transmission, research and experimentation linked to contemporary curatorial practices in the field of visual arts», Jean Boîte Éditions would like to draw attention on paper, written works, reading, listening and edition-related objects and put it at the center of this initiative.
In the meantime, and because the end of this exhibition coincides with the alleged “end of the world”, Jean Boîte Éditions does not want to imagine this initiative as being the very last, that this introduction could be a conclusion as well. However, what if that was the only thing remaining after all, rooted in the ice, water or flames ?
Welcome to our Future is a project conceived as a time capsule, a sort of witness safe stuck into the walls of a blockhouse in Nantes, France. This exhibition is the very first stone of a building to be, an exhibition which traces back in the past in order to find landmarks and sensitive tools; it takes its strength from pieces of history, without reducing itself to an amount of knowledge, but turning this into some imagination material.
The first body of works will confront accumulation, as the addition of us all, of our learning and possibilities. On this basis, the other pieces bring a doubt into our certainties and can be considered as discreet witnesses of some unrevealed beauties, and make us aware of a new imaginary world. Welcome to our Future, using an unlikely end of the world as an excuse, gives everyone the ability to depict a future: What if we were on the threshold of the last day, what would happen the day following ?
Photo credits: Mathieu Cénac