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In the (Commercial) Break: Screening and Conversation with Martine Syms

Projection suivie d’une conversation avec Martine Syms

Jeudi 21 juin 2018, 18h – 20h
École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris
Amphithéâtre des loges

Séance organisée en collaboration avec le collectif Caro Sposo, dans le cadre de sa carte blanche aux Beaux-Arts de Paris.

KADIST présente In the (Commercial) Break, une projection de vidéos sélectionnées par l’artiste en résidence Martine Syms. Elle présentera le corpus de vidéos Lessons ainsi que les oeuvres d’autres artistes significatives de sa démarche. Ces sélections reflètent les recherches de Martine Syms sur la construction identitaire et la production d’images dans la vie contemporaine.

Avec des vidéos de :
Martine Syms, Kevin Jerome Everson, Sondra Perry, Rami George, Wu Tsang, Tiona Nekkia McClodden, Irena Haiduk, Hannah Black, Nicole Miller, Edward Owens, Diamond Stingily, Allie Avital et Ximena Cuevas.

À propos du projet Lessons :
Lessons est une oeuvre de l’artiste Martine Syms composée de plusieurs vidéos de 30 secondes diffusées en continu et au hasard. Des extraits d’événements, d’interviews s’accumulent formant un récit fragmentaire, témoignage de la vie de la communauté afro-américaine. Tirés d’une multitude de sources et de contextes (vidéos YouTube, émissions de télévision des années 1980 et séquences d’archives personnelles) ces segments autonomes font partie d’un corpus toujours en évolution que Syms compile
depuis 2014.

Programme
– Kevin Jerome Everson, Century, 2012, 7′. Courtesy de l’artiste; Trilobite-Arts DAC; Picture Palace Pictures
– Martine Syms, Lesson XC, 2018, 30”. Courtesy de l’artiste
– Sondra Perry, studio test, NO NO NO, 2013, 2’15”. Courtesy de l’artiste et Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI), New York
– Rami George, Untitled (Saturday, October 16, 1993), 2015, 5′. Courtesy de l’artiste
– Martine Syms, Lesson XCI, 2018, 30”. Courtesy de l’artiste
– Wu Tsang, Girl Talk, 2015, 4′. KADIST Collection, Courtesy de l’artiste et Isabella Bortolozzi, Berlin
– Tiona Nekkia McClodden, The Labryinth 1.0, 5’38”. Courtesy de l’artiste
– Martine Syms, Lesson XCII, 2018, 30”. Courtesy de l’artiste
– Irena Haiduk, Nine Hour Delay: Printemps-Ete-Automne-Hiver 2058, 2013, 2’7″. Courtesy de l’artiste
– Hannah Black, The Fall of Communism, 2014, 5’23”. Courtesy de l’artiste
– Martine Syms, Lesson XCIII, 2018, 30”. Courtesy de l’artiste
– Nicole Miller, The Borrowers (Ndinda), 2015, 3’40”. Courtesy de l’artiste
– Ed Owens, Remembrance: A Portrait Study, 1967, 6′. Courtesy de l’artiste et Film Makers’ Cooperative, New York
– Martine Syms, Lesson XCIV, 2018, 30”. Courtesy de l’artiste
– Diamond Stingily, Sandra’s Walk, 2016, 1′. Courtesy de l’artiste et Queer Thoughts, New York
– Martine Syms, Lesson XCV, 2018, 30”. Courtesy de l’artiste
– Allie Avital, Moses Sumney : Worth It?, 2016, 3’23”. Courtesy de l’artiste
– Ximena Cuevas, Contemporary Artist, 1999, 4’57”. Courtesy de l’artiste et Video Databank, Chicago
– Martine Syms, Lesson XCVI, 2018, 30”. Courtesy de l’artiste

Screening and conversation with Martine Syms

Thursday, June 21st, 2018, 6pm – 8pm
École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris
Amphithéâtre des loges

Screening organized in collaboration with the Caro Sposo collective.

KADIST presents In the (Commercial) Break, a screening of videos selected by Martine Syms as part of her KADIST residency, followed by a conversation with the artist. The screening will present Syms’ multipart video work Lessons alongside other works that are significant to the artist. These selections reflect on Syms’ investigation into identity and image production in contemporary life.

With videos by:
Martine Syms, Kevin Jerome Everson, Sondra Perry, Rami George, Wu Tsang, Tiona Nekkia McClodden, Irena Haiduk, Hannah Black, Nicole Miller, Edward Owens, Diamond Stingily, Allie Avital and Ximena Cuevas.

About Lessons:
Lessons is an ongoing, multipart video work by Martine Syms, composed of 30-second videos playing in a continual, randomlyordered stream. Snapshots of disconnected experiences and subjects accumulate into a mass of fragmentary narratives, relating (directly and incidentally) to the lives of black Americans. Drawn from myriad sources and contexts – including YouTube videos, 1980s TV shows, and personal archival footage – these self-contained segments are taken from a growing corpus that Syms has been compiling since 2014.

Program:
– Kevin Jerome Everson, Century, 2012, 7′. Courtesy the artist; Trilobite-Arts DAC; Picture Palace Pictures
– Martine Syms, Lesson XC, 2018, 30”. Courtesy of the artist
– Sondra Perry, studio test, NO NO NO, 2013, 2’15”. Courtesy of the artist and Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI), New York
– Rami George, Untitled (Saturday, October 16, 1993), 2015, 5′. Courtesy of the Artist
– Martine Syms, Lesson XCI, 2018, 30”. Courtesy of the artist
– Wu Tsang, Girl Talk, 2015, 4′. KADIST Collection, Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi, Berlin
– Tiona Nekkia McClodden, The Labryinth 1.0, 5’38”. Courtesy of the artist
– Martine Syms, Lesson XCII, 2018, 30”. Courtesy of the artist
– Irena Haiduk, Nine Hour Delay: Printemps-Ete-Automne-Hiver 2058, 2013, 2’7″. Courtesy of the artist
– Hannah Black, The Fall of Communism, 2014, 5’23”. Courtesy of the artist
– Martine Syms, Lesson XCIII, 2018, 30”. Courtesy of the artist
– Nicole Miller, The Borrowers (Ndinda), 2015, 3’40. Courtesy of the artist
– Ed Owens, Remembrance: A Portrait Study, 1967, 6′. Courtesy of the artist and Film Makers’ Cooperative, New York
– Martine Syms, Lesson XCIV, 2018, 30”. Courtesy of the artist
– Diamond Stingily, Sandra’s Walk, 2016, 1′. Courtesy of the artist
– Martine Syms, Lesson XCV, 2018, 30”. Courtesy of the artist
– Allie Avital, Moses Sumney: Worth It?, 2016, 3’23”. Courtesy of the artist
– Ximena Cuevas, Contemporary Artist, 1999, 4’57”. Courtesy of the artist and Video Databank, Chicago
– Martine Syms, Lesson XCVI, 2018, 30”. Courtesy of the artist