8 September – 16 October 2005
Floating, Crashing, Spinning, Spitting, Kissing, Beating over and over, not to stop feeling
Opening the 7th september 2005 at 6pm.
Exhibition open: Tuesday - Sunday, noon to 6pm - free entry.
The Center for Contemporary Images has closely followed the evolution of Emmanuelle Antille's work since its beginnings, and has already shown several of her creations. In 2001 a selection of her videos was featured during the 9th Biennial of Moving Images and subsequently acquired by our multimedia center. Her new series of works, grouped under the collective title «Tornadoes of My Heart,» comprises three video installations, a feature-length film, and some 30 photographs.
The Center for Contemporary Images will focus on one of the three installations, Floating, crashing, spinning, spitting, kissing, beating over and over, not to stop feeling. The first of these three videos was shown this summer at Art Unlimited during the Basel Art Fair; the final piece of the trio will be the subject of a show at the Jeu de Paume in Paris this autumn.
This new group of works takes shape around the lives of six teenagers in a small suburban community. Through a collection of intense, brutal, off-beat scenes that the artist has filmed with raw realism, viewers will find themselves plunged into the world of these young people.
Emmanuelle Antille offers us a new close-up look at the codes and rituals that are specific to one community, a collage of raw emotions where the line between fiction and reality gradually fades. The artist likes to run up against those limits that exist on the margins of the documentary film. The music of the installation on display at the Center for Contemporary Images was composed by the group Illford and Valérie Niederoest.
This work has been realised thank to the "Fonds d'art contemporain de la Ville de Genève (Fmac)".
Floating, crashing, spinning, spitting, kissing, beating over and over, not to stop feeling is one of the three installations that are part of a new corpus of works by Emmanuelle Antille called "Tornadoes of My Heart."
The installation is made up of a series of photos as well as six videotapes.
This piece presents a community of teenagers who have been left to themselves in a no-man's land of desolate settings. Together they mark off their territory and create their own codes and languages, under a highway overpass, in a scrap metal yard, an abandoned quarry or hotel—the various haunts that make up their domain.
The photographs are portraits of each of these teenagers. They are tightly focused portraits, detailing the particularity of each expression and stamping the density of each of their looks on the mind.
The videos alternately show static shots of these no-man's lands or tracking shots of tornadoes coupled with extremely intense close-ups of the teenagers. The film portraits are like so many frozen instances of expectation, longing looks, kisses, or feats of teenage glory.
In this installation viewers are thrust into the heart of those particular connections where landscapes echo the secrets and passions of youth.
Emmanuelle Antille was bon in 1972 in Lausanne. She lives and works in Lausanne.
1991-1996: Ecole Supérieure d'Art Visuel, Geneva
1997-1998: Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam
Solo shows (selected)
'Angels Camp - First Songs', Site Gallery, Glasgow
'Angels Camp - First Songs', Sammlung Goetz, Munich
'Angels Camp - First Songs', CCA, Glasgow
Night For Day',Centro Atlantico de Arte Modernao, Las Palmas Gran Canaria
'Angels and Landscapes', Gallery Akinci, Amsterdam
"Angels Camp," the Swiss Pavilion, 50th Venice Biennial
'NB', Kunsthaus Baselland, Muttenz
'Angels Camp', The Renaissance Society, Chicago
'As deep as our sleep, as fast as your heart', Contemporary Art Center, Vilnius/LT
Galerie Art & Public, Geneva
'Lee's Season. Videofilm en fotowerken', Galerie Leyla Akinci, Amsterdam
'Night for Day', Art Unlimited, Art '31, Basel
'As deep as our sleep, as fast as your heart',
Galerie Hauser & Wirth & Presenhuber, Zurich
'Wouldn't it be nice', Extra Muros/Fri-Art, Fribourg
'Interactions fictives', Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne
Busan Biennale, South Corea
'True Fictions', Montevideo exhibition space, Amsterdam
'L'air du Temps - Collection Printemps/Été 2004',
Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich
'fast forward - Media Art Sammlung Goetz', ZKM,
Museum für Neue Kunst, Karlsruhe/D
'Performative Installation # 1: Gegeben sind Konstruktion und Situation',
Galerie im Taxispalais, Innsbruck
'Gestes/Gestures', Annexia & Sandberg Foundation, Festival du Printemps. Toulouse
'Carte blanche à Philippe Terrier-Hermann', Salle Jean Renoir, La Femis, Paris
'Phantom der Lust', Neue Galerie am Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz
'Breathing the Water', Galerie Hauser & Wirth & Presenhuber, Zürich
'Zones', AGH Art Gallery of Hamilton, cur. Harm Lux, Ontario
'NB - New York/Berlin', Kunsthaus Baselland, Muttenz
'Urban Diaries: Young Swiss Art', Arco 03, Comunidad de Madrid, Madrid
'Môtiers 2003. art en plein air', Môtiers
Centre Culturel Suisse, 'Mursollaici', Paris