Tuesday 17th January 2017 at 7pm — La chambre d'écho

Wednesday 18th January 2017 at 7pm to 9pm — The Bagouet studio

Wednesday 25th January 2017 at 7pm — The Bagouet studio

In residency with Matthieu Barbin from January 16th to 28th, 2017

According to SMITH, visual artist and film-director, the future belongs to ghosts and the virtual. Film, photography, sculpture, thermography, archives and writing are the media spectrum composing different languages...all conversing together.

The new SMITH project — from the homonym of “Traum” (“dream” in German) and “trauma” — describes a series of transformations, on the edge of destruction and creation. Symptoms of these transformations include sleep disorders, hallucinations, quantum psychology, Soviet dreams, psychological shock and death caused by spatial spraying.

For Par/ICI: SMITH and choreographer Matthieu Barbin partner for the Club de danse and TRAUM (le paradoxe de V.) evening.

© SMITH, Spectre Productions & Galerie les Filles
1 / 5 — © SMITH, Spectre Productions & Galerie les Filles
© SMITH, Spectre Productions & Galerie les Filles
2 / 5 — © SMITH, Spectre Productions & Galerie les Filles
© SMITH, Spectre Productions & Galerie les Filles
3 / 5 — © SMITH, Spectre Productions & Galerie les Filles
© SMITH, Spectre Productions & Galerie les Filles
4 / 5 — © SMITH, Spectre Productions & Galerie les Filles
"Spectrographies" © SMITH, Spectre Productions & Galerie les Filles
5 / 5 — "Spectrographies" © SMITH, Spectre Productions & Galerie les Filles

Spectrographies & TRAUM — Screening and exhibition

Screening  Spectrographies by SMITH 
• Tuesday 17th January 2017 at 7pm 
— The Bagouet studio, followed by the private viewing of: 

Exhibition — Photographies and movies by SMITH 
• Tuesday 17th January to Friday 10th February 2017
 — La chambre d'écho


(medium-length film, 59 minutes, French): Over the course of an extraordinary night, a character wanders aimlessly along cold, bare avenues, passing deserted institutions, uninhabited no-man’s lands, wandering, searching, alone — watching out for ghosts in his wake. Clearly hooked to intimate new technology (phone, electronic chip), he seems to be feeding off the absence of a loved one; away, far away, untouchable...absence haunts his every step.

Casting and mentions

Production: La galerie les Filles du Calvaire, Spectre (Olivier Marbœuf et Cédric Walter), Le Fresnoy - Studio National des Arts Contemporains, le Centre Pompidou  

This project was selected by the commission sponsorship of the National Foundation of the Graphic and Plastic Arts which brought his support.

— followed by debate with SMITH and private viewing:

Photographies and movie by SMITH: Regroupant des œuvres récentes (TRAUMSpectrographies) et plus anciennes (Löyly), l’exposition de SMITH développe une poétique de la métamorphose. Ses œuvres invitent à une immersion dans une atmosphère obscure et diffuse, au cœur d’une esthétique de l’image constellée et auratique, propices à la contemplation ou à la rêverie.

Openings of the exhibition: wednesdays ans thursdays from 2pm to 6pm | fridays from 2pm to 5pm Gallery opening: Tuesday 17th January 2017 at 8.30pm

Casting and mentions

Photographies and movies: SMITH | Curator: Christian Rizzo | With the partnership of la galerie les Filles du Calvaire

Club de danse

Find SMITHMatthieu Barbin and Victoria Lukas for a Club de danse the Wednesday 18th January 2017 at 7pm to 9pm.

TRAUM | TRAUM (le paradoxe de V.) — Screening and performance (working stage)

Screening — TRAUM by SMITH 
Performance (working stage) — TRAUM (le paradoxe de V.) by Matthieu Barbin & SMITH (music by Victoria Lukas)
Wednesday 25th January 2017 at 7pm — The Bagouet studio

TRAUM (short film, 25 minutes, French): This short-film is based on retro futuristic fiction, and tells the tale of friendship between two future astronauts. One becomes a space hero (Vlad) while the other (Yevgeni), a narcoleptic, is doomed to stay on earth and becomes a rocket launch pad operator. Yevgeni accidentally provokes the death of Vlad. The traumatic memory of this death will haunt Yevgeni forever more, causing him to lose his mental and physical integrity.

Casting and mentions

Conception and staging: SMITH & Matthieu Barbin | Vlad: Matthieu Barbin | Music: Victoria Lukas | Stage design: Matthieu Prat (Diplomates) | Booklet: Lucien Raphmaj

Production and partnerships: Khiasma with ICI — centre chorégraphique national Montpellier - Occitanie / Pyrénées-Méditerranée / Direction Christian Rizzo, Emmetrop (Bourges), Musée de la danse (Rennes), C ND (Pantin), New Settings (Hermès), Kassandras (Athens)

Tickets and reservations

Prices: Pass Par/ICI: + Le club de danse: 12€ | TRAUM: 5€ | TRAUM (le paradoxe de V.): 5€ | Le club de danse: 7€ | Exhibition: free entry

Reservations: +33 (0)4 67 60 06 70 /  / +33 (0) 800 600 740

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