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Grout/Mazéas : Black Bivouac #9

The screening will be followed by a conversation between Sylvain Grout (artiste), Yann Mazéas (artiste) and Arnaud Deshayes (cinéaste).


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, 22 rue Guillaume Apollinaire.

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.

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