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Pétrel I Roumagnac (duo): DE L’EKUMEN, PHOTOSCENIC PIECE n.3, HOLOSCENE #0

Pétrel I Roumagnac (duo): DE L’EKUMEN, PHOTOSCENIC PIECE n.3, HOLOSCENE #0

Pengerkatu 7 – Työhuone

Nov

11

Thu

14:00 – 19:00

-18–-15°C

clear sky

Pétrel I Roumagnac (duo):
DE L'EKUMEN, PHOTOSCENIC PIECE n.3, HOLOSCENE #0
PENGERKATU 7 TYÖHUONE
HELSINKI

11 – 27.11 2021
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday
14:00-19:00

30' booking slot (1-2 person.s at a time)
Free / Booking here: https://vello.fi/pengerkatu7tyohuone/

During winter 2020, French artists Aurélie Pétrel and Vincent Roumagnac, aka Pétrel I Roumagnac (duo), in collaboration with Finnish choreographer/performer Simo Kellokumpu and Swiss performance-maker/mask-designer Nagi Gianni, collect in Kyoto and Nagano, in Japan, scenographic, performance, choreographic and photographic material for the realization of the duo's third «photoscenic piece», based on a transcription of Ursula K. Le Guin's science-fiction novel "The Left Hand of Darkness" (1969).
After a first installation-prologue at the Collection Lambert in Avignon during autumn 2020, they present in Paris, in January 2021, at Valeria Cetraro Gallery, the first act of the piece, "de l'Ekumen, photoscenic piece n.3, act 1". In line with their two first photoscenic pieces, de l'Ekumen, made of a corpus of photographic objects, is transformative, and evolves through different configurations (scenes) over the course of the two-month exhibition.
In Helsinki, in November 2021, Pétrel and Roumagnac initiate, with "Holoscene #0", not only a new series of metamorphoses of the piece but also a new stage in their collaboration, by testing in Työhuone a first shift from the photographic to the holographic. For this resuming as a new beginning, they investigate the origins of stage illusion technology, and translate the first scene of de l'Ekumen through revisiting the Pepper's ghost optical technique, an early special effect (1862) that projected ghosts onto theatre and opera stages through light and reflection.
3D modeling for Holoscene #0 was carried out in collaboration with Raphaël Kuntz.
In the work of Pétrel I Roumagnac (duo), photography dialogues with theatre. Since 2012, Aurélie Pétrel (visual art/photography) and Vincent Roumagnac (stage/theatre) collaboratively design «installations with a protocol for reactivations» and «photoscenic pieces» that interact with their display environment, while questioning public visibility conventions, both spatial and temporal, of the works. Each piece presented by the duo continues to move in its specific space of exhibition (whether a museum or a theatre), evolving between latency and redistribution in space, according to successive rearrangements of the photographic objects and other materials that constitute them. The result is time-troubled hybrid installations, a mix of still images, object-theatre, and performing sculpture in perpetual motion. Since 2013, the duo has been involved in several exhibitions and events that took place between the context of the visual arts (Grand Café St- Nazaire 2019, Biennale für aktuelle Fotografe 2017, 40th anniversary of the Centre Pompidou/ Performance Day, Ferme du Buisson-CPIF 2017, Kiasma Museum Helsinki 2016), and the performing arts field (Comédie de Caen 2015, Théâtre de l’Usine Geneva 2015, Zodiak Helsinki 2013). In 2014, they won the Residencies France-Québec/Darling Foundry (Montreal) Prize and in 2020, the Villa Kujoyama (Kyoto) Prize. The duo is represented by the Gallery Valeria Cetraro (Paris), with whom they collaborate in the presentation of three solo (duo) shows in 2016, 2018, and 2021.
The project "de l'Ekumen" has been supported by l'Institut Français, Villa Kujoyama and Fondation des Artistes.

More info about Pétrel I Roumagnac (duo):
https://petrelroumagnacduo.com/ http://www.galerievaleriacetraro.com/

Pengerkatu 7 – Työhuone

Thu 11 Nov 2021 14:00 – 19:00

-18–-15°C

clear sky