Monday, February 16, 2009

Parfyme - Backpack Factory

Parfyme (perfume) a four person art collective spread across Copenhagen, Bergen and New York is undertaking a 2 week residency at Loughborough University, 9 - 13 February 2009.
Exploring issues around the ‘mobility of man power’ and equipped with a rucksack of apparatus, Parfyme will create a moving, touring factory which will collect rubbish and materials, create conversation between you and the artists, adjust to rules, overcome distrust and pass on information. Reminiscent of the old type of travelling salesman, carrying his product for the world to see, Parfyme’s project will take the ‘backpack’ as its starting point.

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Item Store - Yvonne Droge Wendel

For Group Process, Yvonne Droge Wendel has created ‘Item Store’, a custom built unit that will present a variety of attractive objects.

The objects intend to be ‘something’ and ‘nothing’ at the same time. Their shape, colour and texture are almost identical and they reveal little about their function. Labels are attached to each item. The labels reveal the identity of the objects, providing a variety of possible interpretations, through a range of manuals, stories, images, histories or colour charts. The labels are exchangeable and arbitrarily attributed. New labels open new directions. The objects can be seen therefore as fashion items, toys, tools, instruments collector’s items, art objects or interior decoration items. All items are ready to be given a name, a context or a purpose with the input of the observer.

Yvonne Dröge Wendel is a visual artist based in Amsterdam. A central theme within her work is her personal obsession with collecting, making and restoring ‘things’. What is the most enriching experience between object and human subject? How do people and ‘things’ relate?

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Créée en 1988, Reckless Sleepers tire son nom d'une oeuvre du peintre surréaliste belge René Magritte. La compagnie, ou encore le Projet, est née de la conjonction d'idées, de préoccupations, d'incidents, d'accidents et d'opportunités.

Basée à Nottingham (Royaume-Uni) et à Gand (Belgique), Reckless Sleepers se dédie à la création de pièces de théâtre originales, à l'élaboration de projets et à la réalisation d’interventions dans des centres dramatiques, des galeries, des musées et divers lieux culturels conviant et défiant des publics variés.

Mole Wetherell, directeur artistique, est la force créatrice de Reckless Sleeper. Artiste visuel et créateur de performances, Mole a travaillé pour des galeries et des musées, réalisé des installations sonores et des événements de danse.

Quaternaire représente Reckless Sleepers dans le monde, sauf en Grande Bretagne.