Théo Casciani, Chris Cyrille-Isaac & Jérôme Girard
18:30 – 19:30
On the occasion of the publication of the catalogue of the exhibition “Souffler de son souffle (Breathing One’s Breath)”, the author Théo Casciani, the poet Chris Cyrille-Isaac and the artist Jérôme Girard will take turns to lead us into the different corners of contemporary breaths – starting with that of a strange bagpipe with a truculent and organic aesthetic… This instrument by Jérôme Girard irrigates an entire sound environment. A giant lung powered by an automatic blower, the canvas sculpture gradually inflates, inspires and blows. It announces the readings of Théo Casciani, who will return to his original text “Pfff”, and that of Chris Cyrille-Isaac, who will start from the mangrove tree and the violence of cou-poésie to take us to a different space-time.
Théo Casciani is an author. Rétine, his first novel, was published by P.O.L in 2019. His texts have been published in several magazines such as AOC and Klima and presented in institutions such as the Kyoto Art Center or the Centre Pompidou. Some of his works have been translated into several languages and recently gave rise to the seminar “Speculor” organised by ENSAV de La Cambre and the Université libre de Bruxelles. He is currently writing a romance novel to be published in 2023.
Chris Cyrille-Isaac is a poet, art critic and freelance exhibition designer with an interest in Caribbean philosophies and aesthetics. He is a member of AICA (International Association of Art Critics) and has been awarded the Dauphine Prize for Contemporary Art (2017), the Prix Jeune Commissariat at the 69th edition of Jeune Création, and the AICA Prize in 2020. He curated the exhibition “– Mais le monde est une mangrovité (But the world is a mangrove)” in 2021 at the Jeune Création gallery, and is co-directing the publication of the catalogue (Rotolux, 2022).
As a visual artist and musician, sound is at the heart of the work of Jérôme Girard, a graduate of the École national supérieure des Arts décoratifs. He invests and appropriates traditional skills to make musical instruments that immerse spectators in real environments where wandering allows the soundtrack of the space to vary. He was recently a resident at the Casa de Velázquez in Madrid.
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