Simon Fujiwara New Pompidou

Tranefilm Screening fredag d. 9 november 2016 kl. 17

Simon Fujiwara New Pompidou, 2014.

Tranen er stolt af at kunne præsentere den internationalt anerkendte brittiske kunstner Simon Fujiwara (UK 1982) med hans film værk New Pompidou fra 2014, som del af Mist of Dawn sæsonen på Tranen efteråret 2016. I filmen følges kunstnerens process med at afsøge Paris store postmoderne kulturcenter Pompidou, som arkitektonisk projekt og fuldkommen ruin, da han bliver kommissioneret til at skabe et værk på stedet.

“I met with Bernard Blistène a month before he was appointed director of the Pompidou, and he asked me, “What is your relationship with the Pompidou?” And I began to tell him about my architectural studies, my first visit to Paris, and my awe for the building and its history, which I believe made me less inclined to become an architect—what is left to build after the Pompidou? It was the most perfectly engineered ruin, the endpoint in history as we know it—so, my logic was “quit now. It’s over.”” (Fujiwara i interview om filmen på Vdrome)

Fujiwara finder ind til et grundelement i bygningen,  som han udgraver og genskaber med rester af biologisk materiale – roser, svampe, ben og jord – og går herefter i procession med skulpturen igennem Paris for at lægge en ny kim til et nyt Pomdiou.

“The Marais is the district of Paris where both the Lafayette Foundation and the Pompidou were built, and I discovered quite early into the project that the word marais means “swamp,” and I loved the idea that Paris’s most romantic, historic, cultural quarter was built on a dirty, destructive, and wet bog. The Marais is now a cleaned-up version of its former days; the buildings that once housed prostitutes galore, rabbits for the felting industry, and slaughter houses are now boutiques and scented candle shops. In short, life and death in its most basic sense is no longer as visible in the Marais as it once was, and so I wanted to bring back certain elements of this in the Lafayette studio to see if, by having a miniature swamp in the studio, a living rabbit in the air conditioning ducts, or by excavating the basement and bringing up desiccated swamp earth—in short, by surrounding myself and my collaborators with the materials of other ages—our New Pompidou project would be able to deny the linearity of time, to be a product of all ages, not just our own.” i interview with James Voorhies i Vdrome

Creation – Mists of Dawn

Tranens efterårsprogram 2016 Creation – Mists of Dawn sætter fokus på spændingsfeltet mellem skabelse og udslettelse.  Der er i denne sæson en arkitektonisk skulpturel sensibilitet, fjernet fra den omgivende socialitet. Den ophæver tid og sted, for i stedet at vække det før-historiske, sublime eller post-apokalyptiske igennem det industrielle, teknologiske eller digitale og aktiverer et felt, hvor sansningerne overstiger den umiddelbart synlige virkelighedshorisont.

Bio: Simon Fujiwara har både studeret arkitektur på Cambridge i England, og ‘Fine Art’ på Staatliche Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Frankfurt am Main. Fujiwara er berømt for sit måde at kombinere performance, narration og skulptur i værker der forener det biografiske med fiktionen. Gennem psykiske genlæsninger af steders og personers historie trækker han vrangen ud af virkeligheden. Kunstneren har bl.a. udstillet på: Tate St Ives, Cornwall, Proyectos Monclova, Mexico City, Performa 11, New York; SFMOMA, San Francisco, Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard University, Cambridge, Trondheim Kunstmuseum, Norway  Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Venice Biennale,  São Paulo Biennial, Gwangju Biennial, Shanghai Biennial & Sharjah Biennial.

Image: Simon Fujiwara, New Pompidou, 2014
Œuvre spécialement conçue pour le Centre Pompidou et produite par la Fondation d’Entreprise Galeries Lafayette
Sculpture, 1380 x 8150 x 1810 cm
Matériels biologiques et non-biologiques
Photo: Nicolas Giraud
Courtesy of the artist

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