FRAC Champagne-Ardennes, La Comédie de Reims, 3 chaussée bocquaine, 51100 Reims
Opening times: 14:30 - 17:30
Hundred years after the narcissism of small differences as called by Freud, pushed nations close to each other to break one against another, and tentions between european countries seem to reduce their closeness to the smallest commun denomination, blowing up the system of giving and giving-back that makes possible a community life. If artworks are "truly necessary objects to the life of social groups", as Pierre Francastel said, it is maybe so by their capacity to condense signs commun to these groups. They hold the narrative of a community and are shared by everybody without being divided.
Performance Katya Ev:
Augenmusik is a site- and time-specific performance that reflects on the condition of the State of Emergency declared in France after the terror attacks in Paris in November 2015 that traumatised the city, turning it into a body of collective pain[..] Katya Ev's work responded to the atmosphere of fear, and tested the borders of state power during the state of exception, through an alternative kind of public assembly an appropriation of symbols of state power.