Les invisibles (titre de travail)
As part of a research project on the political and affective stakes of language and translation in the course of exile, Virginie Bobin initiated conversations with professional or volunteer interpreters, civil servants and members of associations involved in the reception of exiles, refugees or asylum seekers. This led to the writing (in progress) of dialogued scenes, questioning the performative character of the situations described. During a workshop, the public is invited to read these scenes and to document through drawings what these narratives produce when reassembled and performed.
Virginie Bobin works at the intersection of research, curatorial and editorial practices, pedagogy and translation. Since 2018, she has been conducting doctoral research around the political and affective issues of translation, as part of the PhD-in-practice in artistic research at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. The same year, she co-founded with Victorine Grataloup the association Qalqalah قلقلة, a platform for artistic exchange, research and translation. At the same time, she is conducting a long-term dialogue with the artist Mercedes Azpilicueta, resulting in a three-part exhibition presented at CentroCentro (Madrid), the Museion (Bolzano) and CAC Brétigny in 2019-2021. Previously, she was responsible for the programmes of Villa Vassilieff, a place for residencies, research and exhibitions that she co-created in 2016. She has worked for Bétonsalon - Centre d’art et de recherche, the Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Manifesta Journal, Les Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers and Performa, the New York Performance Biennial. His curatorial and research projects have been presented in international institutions such as MoMA PS1, e-flux space and Tabakalera. In addition to her contributions to various international journals, she has edited two collective books: Composing Differences (Les Presses du Réel, 2015) and Re-publications (in collaboration with Mathilde Villeneuve, Archive Books, 2015).