Le Bureau des publics s’expose !
Artists: Julia Borderie, Hélène Carbonnel, Thomas James, Luara Raio, Marion Vasseur Raluy
Curatorship: Lucia Zapparoli
At the heart of Crédac’s artistic project, the Bureau des publics’ mission is to encourage encounters between the public and contemporary artistic approaches. With this aim in mind, it develops a program of activities and specific projects aimed at all types of audiences.
In autumn 2023, Crédac will be showcasing three projects run by the Bureau des publics, from 2021 to the present day. The fruit of collaboration between artists, audiences and the Bureau des publics team, these three flagship projects reflect the diversity of visitors to the art centre and the range of artistic practices possible. The three actions represent several months of reflection and experimentation. They aim to encourage individual expression, without standardising experiences, so that people can build their own pathway to artistic practice. The aim is also for the pleasure of the journey to continue beyond the given time of the action.
The programme begins with the film Bouillon blanc (White broth), made by podcast creator Hélène Carbonnel and curator Marion Vasseur Raluy, with the residents and staff of nursing home the Orangerie in Ivry. Bouillon Blanc is the result of several work sessions that led to the creation of a choral film in which characters invented by the residents question the notion of care.
La Danse des briques (The Dance of the Bricks) is the result of an intergenerational project with the Briqueterie CDCN du Val-de-Marne and the Maison de quartier Monmousseau-Vérollot in Ivry. In the company of dancer Luara Raio and video artist Thomas James, a group of Maison de quartier users discovered the secrets behind the scenes of Crédac and La Briqueterie, two former factories transformed into artistic and cultural spaces. The participants are making a collective film to tell the unusual story of these places, blending it with their own life stories.
Hors-jeu (Offside) was created by Julia Borderie and the students in the second-year vocational course in customer relations at the Lycée Robert Schuman in Charenton-le-Pont and the UPE2A class at the Lycée François Arago in Villeneuve-Saint-Georges. Accompanied by the artist, the students and teachers analyse how sport reflects our society and invent a new game that is more inclusive and egalitarian, with the aim of proposing a different way of expressing oneself and conceiving success.
Lucia Zapparoli, Head of the Public Department
- Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 September: the three films are broadcast in a loop
- 17 September - 15 October: Bouillon blanc
- 18 October - 12 November: La Danse des briques
- 15 November - 17 December: Hors-jeu
- Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 December: the three films are broadcast in a loop