Screening «Black Bivouac #9» followed by a talk with Sylvain Grout, Yann Mazéas & Arnaud Deshayes organized by CNAP (Centre nationale des arts plastiques)
At Silencio Des Prés, 22 rue Guillaume Apollinaire
FRIDAY OCTOBER 20, 5 - 7 PM
As part of Paris Internationale and Centre National des Arts Plastiques (CNAP) exhibition program entitled MAINTENANT! (NOW!), discover artists duo Grout/Mazéas project “Black Bivouac #9” - on view at the Silencio des Près, Friday 20th !
The screening will be followed by a talk with the artists and Arnaud Deshayes.
This project has benefited CNAP’s support in 2022. Since the late 1990s, Grout/Mazéas have co-signed a series of works and exhibitions in which what’s fake and what’s real rub shoulders, test each other and collide.
Black Bivouac #9, from the series of short films of the same name, depicts the making of smuggled whisky. In the fumes of a still, like the Bouvard and Pécuchet of contemporary art, the two artists have taken on the role of nocturnal distillers, to the sound of a laborious and ethereal banjo. The gestures are slow and sometimes clumsy, a series of almost didactic sequences that could feature in an experimental tutorial.