Contre-chants, Saint-Martin-d-Hères (France), MaCI

2023 November 15 - 22

Solo show
Curator: Fabienne Costa

The exhibition offers a new set of works by Laurent Fiévet, some of which have never been shown.
Starting from the emblem of the building – a flight of birds – the artist embraces in his series Whistle the entire history of cinema to engage, through the diffusion of a hundred video loops where birds in cages systematically appear, a reflection on the questions of otherness, gender and femininity.

Their singing is also invoked in his series On the Tip of the Tongue associating on the mezzanine of the MaCI the beginnings of different musical numbers that have also marked the history of cinema.

As a counterpoint, other video loops and installations changed daily on the stage of the Theatre and in the cinema of MaCI, offer a wider range of formal proposals. Opening the field to universes as contrasted as those of Alain Resnais (November 2023, Return to Marienbad), Alfred Hitchcok (States of Grace, Carlotta’s Way/Returning Carlotta’s Way), Stanley Kubrick (Tuesday), Luchino Visconti (Suites Baroques) or Yasujirō Ozu (Kintsugi), they move certain principles of inventory, circulation and restructuring through editing addressed by the first set of installations. Each of these peripheral programs is introduced by a speaker who will lend his voice to the exhibition.

Closing the circle, the exhibition completes the Teorema show presented at Cinémathèque de Grenoble by opening other pictorial points of view on Pasolini’s film Teorema.

November 15 – 23: Restructured songs
10 AM – 8 PM
- Mezzanine: Video loops from the On the Tip of the Tongue video series
- First floor corridors: Video loops from the Whistle series
+ Water Bucket (2015) / Hey! (2015) / Sagadoo (2015) / Hollywood Fresh (2015)

November 15: Counterpoint 1 – Formal inventories
- Movie Theater, 12.30-13.30 PM: The Annunciation to Lucia
with a presentation by Pierre Jailloux
- Theater (all day long): Touch Tablet
- Radio campus 90.8, 6 PM: Artist talk with Samuel St-Pé and the Students of Master 2 Création artistique, Parcours études cinématographiques.

November 16: Counterpoint 2 – Take-off
- Movie Theater, 12.30-2 PM: Baroque Suites I, II, III, IV, V and VI (2015)
with a presentation by Suzanne Liandrat-Guigues
- Theater (10 AM – 8 PM): Dislocated

November 17: Day study
- Movie Theater, 8.30AM-12.30PM: Film seminary Analyses d’analyses
with Barbara Lemaître (Paris Nanterre) and Jessie Martin (Lille)
- Movie Theater, 2.30-4.30PM: Public meeting

November 20: Counterpoint 3 – Labyrinthine paths
- Movie Theater, 12.30-13.30 PM: November 2023, Return to Marienbad
with a presentation by Simon Pesenti
- Theater (10 AM – 8 PM): Tuesday

November 21: Counterpoint 4 – Superimpositions and porosities
- Movie Theater, 12.30-13.30 PM: States of Grace I, V and VI
with a presentation by Kieran Puillandre
- Theater (10 AM – 8 PM) : Carlotta’s Way / Returning Carlotta’s Way

November 22: Counterpoint 5 – Circulation et collures
- Movie Theater, 12.30-13.30 PM: Kintsugi (2021)
with a presentation by Morgane Pozo Oliveira
- Theater (10 AM – 8 PM) : Placement product from My Heritage video series

Maison de la Création et de l’Innovation (MaCI)
Université Grenoble Alpes
339 avenue Centrale
38400 Saint-Martin-d’Hères

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