BALISES | Piano Nobile Geneve

24 novembre 2012 – 12 janvier 2013
Vernissage le samedi 24 novembre à 18h

Jill Baroff (USA) / Daniel Gustav Cramer (D) / Bill Drummond (GB) / Hamish Fulton (GB) / Eric Hattan (CH)
Dunja Herzog (CH) / Rune Peitersen (DK) / Alexander Schellow (D) / Charlotte Seidel (D) / Alexia Turlin (CH)

Commissariat de l’exposition : Isaline Vuille

Performance de Bill Drummond le samedi 24 novembre à 15h:
« Score 328: SURROUND », à laquelle 100 personnes sont invitées à participer (détails ci-dessous).

Inscriptions : surroundgeneva@gmail.com

Bill Drummond, présentation et performance

In its various meanings, the French word BALISE marks and points, as it means at a time: sea beacons and road signposts to guide travelers; satellite markers that discover the routes of migratory birds; as well as, in the virtual world, html and meta tags… This generic word’s polysemy makes it a very open concept, which deals with mark as well as content. The term BALISE is most often used for concrete things; the BALISES need to be several to operate (at least two); their accumulation is exponential. As recordings of reality, they are marks placed on the world, gazing points that bring known into the unknown.

Rather than focusing on historical or biographical facts, the works we’d like to present in the exhibition capture (as well as create) fragments of passing time, of what is happening in the world – of what everyone can see, but that through these works becomes subject to art and thought.

It would be primarily a matter of perspective, or of position as they say in geography. Relative position, because the artist works most often in moving, like a land surveyor… Collecting data, reporting, recording; this process has something to do with mapping – yet not specifically related to the definition of a physical territory, but rather to an experience of glaze in relation to a place, of individuality in relation to time. Mapping the all around. Like Georges Perec in Tentative d’épuisement d’un lieu parisien (An Attempt at Exhausting a Place in Paris), stating what we see to know it and understand it, in a combination between objective description and extremely subjective position.

When brought together, these fragments of the world echoes to each other and make up a system, sketching maps of the knowledge each time singular. Close together, under an attraction law, these systems intersect and build a wider web of meaning, invisible and intangible. In this multiplication of glazes and knowledge, these works are possible readings of the world as it largely escapes us.

Piano Nobile bénéficie du soutien de la Ville de Genève – Département de la culture et du sport, de la République et canton de Genève, de la Fondation pour la promotion de lieux pour la culture émergente
La programmation 2012 bénéficie du soutien du Pour-cent culturel Migros
L’exposition bénéficie du soutien de la Loterie Romande, du Fonds Mécénat SIG, du Fonds cantonal d’art contemporain, SCC/DIP, Genève, de la Fondation Göhner, du Fonds d’art contemporain de la Ville de Genève (FMAC), de Pro Helvetia – Fondation suisse pour la culture
Soutien logistique : Haute école d’art et de design – Genève (HEAD)
Partenaires médias: swiss electronic music, radio vostok

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