Christophe Lemaitre and
Festival Island #6

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September 19, 2014

Christophe Lemaitre
June 2014–December 2015

Festival Island #6
September 27–28, 2014

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Île des Impressionnistes
Hameau Fournaise, 2 rue du Bac,
78400 Chatou
France
Hours: Friday–Sunday 1–6pm

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Christophe Lemaitre
Since spring 2014 and until the end of 2015, Cneai entrusts the artist Christophe Lemaitre (born December 1981, former researcher at the Jan van Eyck Academie 2011–12) with the joint art direction of the art center, thus experimenting a new way of running the institution.

Conceived as the monograph of an art institute, the project of Christophe Lemaitre develops a series of seven  chapters (both exhibitions and empirical devices for production) for all of the spaces at Cneai all along his tenure: a temporary room-scale form that is literary speaking the film adaptation of an artist book, the conception of a slit-scan photography apparatus for sculptures, a round-table project on the becoming of artefacts which have been works of art, a collection of objects whose particularity is to be usable without touching, etc. If the whole project aims at temporarily sharing its path with an actual institution, it simultaneously tries to create another one, independent and able to grow on its own.

Right now and upcoming:
The book of Go 
Christophe Lemaitre, with Spassky Fischer, Florent Dubois
June 14–October 26

The long panoramic picture of a revolving artwork
Christophe Lemaitre, with Xavier Antin, Mimosa Echard, Luca Francesconi, Alexi Kukuljevic, Christophe Lemaitre & Aurélien Mole, Pierre Paulin & Hélène Bertin, Jean-Charles de Quillacq, Clément Rodzielski, Sarah Tritz
September 20, 2014–January 25, 2015

Life and death of the works of art
Christophe Lemaitre, with Gregory Buchert, le Bureau/, Benoit Dagron, Alexis Guillier, Replace or Remake research program, Salvage art institute 
November 8, 2014–March 29, 2015
 

Festival Island #6
Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 September, 14–19h
The Festival is the opening seasonal event for contemporary culture “live,” mixing together sound, visual, culinary, graphical, literary and digital performances for a weekend. A free transdisciplinary festival open to all.

Program:
Gol, 25 years of sound obscurity [orientable music, dada conceptualism and gardening]  
GOL (Ravi Shardja, Samon Takahashi, Frédéric Rebotier and Jean-Marcel Busson) celebrates a quarter of a century of music experiments and performances through its sound, photo, video and printed archive. Until October 12, they’ll occupy Maison Flottante along with some spaces inside the Maison Levanneur. For the Festival Island #6, they’ll produce a back to back concert performance on Saturday, September 27 and a second one for scattered performers on Sunday, September 28.

Ésaü, A banquet by Fabien Vallos and Jérémie Gaulin
The banquet is a banquet, it doesn’t have any theme other than the context in which it appears, as a restitution of the tradition within the museum space. It explores nothingness within the plurality of the discussions springing all around the tables, it doesn’t theorize about how it came to occur, it is a pretense to festivity, chats and intoxication.  

Reading against exhibition #23 by Lefevre Jean Claude
Reading of the last part of the text ACTDLMRSS1990, extended version of the text disseminated during the exhibition Les Châteaux, Ambroise, 1990.