In residency from February 13 to May 16, 2016.
Teo’s Language / La lengua de Teo
Hypothesis, speculations and digressions on Teo Hernández
From April 19 to 23 at Villa Vassilieff
Tuesday April 19, Wednesday 20 and Thursday 21
La lengua de Teo workshop at Villa Vassilieff
- "Frontiers, Bridges, and Digressions: The Third Language" workshop, April 21, 2016
With (among others) Andrea Ancira (curator), Virginie Bobin (Head of Programs, Villa Vassilieff), Yann Beauvais (film director, founder at Light Cone), Jean-Michel Bouhours (curator and art historian), Alexis Constantin (Assistant Curator at the Film Collection Department at Centre Pompidou — MNAM CCI), Gérard Courant (film director), Angélica Cuevas Portilla (independent film curator), Géraldine Gourbe (philosopher), Mauricio Hernández (professor and researcher, EHESS), Friederike Mehl (researcher), Regina Tattersfield (curator)…
These workshops are reserved to the members of the La lengua de Teo research group. To participate, please send a short letter of interest (in French or in English) at publics (at) villavassilieff.net
Saturday April 2 » from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Meeting and screenings at Villa Vassilieff
With Andrea Ancira (curator), Michel Nedjar (artist), Yann Beauvais (film director, founder at Light Cone) and Regina Tattersfield (curator).
3 p.m. – Teo Henández: Breaking Appearances
The project co-curators Andrea Ancira and Regina Tattersfield will share their reflections and the research process they went through while studying Teo Hernández’s archives kept at Centre Pompidou. The film director’s videos and photographs, his documents as well as his numerous notebooks trace all together the itinerary of an artist fueled by his multiple collaborations, creative friendships, and his relationship with cities and the bodies that traverse them.
3.15 p.m. Vloof l’aigrette screening – Pain de singe (1987) by Teo Hernández (4’)
This film results from the first encounters and collaborations between Teo Hernández and the dancer and choreographer, Bernardo Montet. Pain de Singe was filmed on April 22, 1987 and remains Bernardo Montet’s seminal solo. The opening took place in Rouen, on May 26, 1987. Filmed in super 8 and resized in 16 mm.
3.45 p.m. 4 à 4 MétroBarbèsRochechou Art (1980-83) by de Teo Hernández, Michel Nedjar, Jakobois and Gaël Badaud (70’08).
Presention by Michel Nedjar (artist)
4 à 4 MétroBarbèsRochechou Art (1980-83) is a four-hand "trans-FILM-tran¬ses" directed and written in 1980 and 1983 by the MétroBarbèsRochechou art collective, a group founded in 1977 that counts among its members Gaël Badaud, Teo Hernández, Jakobois and Michel Nedjar. The film allows us to consider the friends’ collaboration and collective work that was at the core of the MétroBarbèsRochechou art collective and to consider how their collective method allowed each of them to assert their singularities and differences
5 p.m. Discussion followed by a drink
Villa Vassilieff thanks Centre Pompidou — MNAM CCI and Michel Nedjar.
La langue de Teo is a program that aim at fueling and developing the curatorial research project Teo Hernández: Breaking Appearances by gathering a collaborative platform of experts, researchers, curators, and artists connected to practices and themes addressed by the neo-avant-garde Mexican artist, Teo Hernández. After a three-month in-depth immersion into the artist’s archives, conversations and interviews with colleagues, relatives and artists related to his work in Mexico and France and aware of the cross-territorial dimension of this project, the research team and curators would like to insert voices, readings and external interrogations into the project in order to weave a critical dialogue on the life and work of the artist. These discussions will give the occasion to dive into the blurred frontiers between artistic research and practice, theory and context during a collective discussion. While remaining opened to digressions and multiple threads of conversation, this semi-public program primarily aims at exploring, discussing and tackling on – through a diversity of perspectives stretching from visual perception to philosophy through experimental cinema, performance and queer studies, cultural studies and art history – the remarkable work of this artist who lived in Paris most of his life.
The team includes Andrea Ancira (art critic and curator – Pernod Ricard Fellow), Anaïs Bouts (choreographer and performer), Dalia Huerta (film director), Tania Solomonoff (choreographer and performer), Regina Tattersfield (art historian) and Rodrigo Valero (artist).
The program follows a series of screenings organized and hosted by the Centre Pompidou-MNAM CCI ’s Film Collection Service from Friday, April 15 to Saturday 17 – Cinéma 2.
This event will give way to a micro-edition published by Villa Vassilieff.
This program is organized thanks to the support of the Pernod Ricard Fellowship program at Villa Vassilieff. It continues the work began on the curatorial research platform « Technologies, audiovisual medias and artistic experimentations » at Centro de la Imagen’s (Mexico DF), where Andrea Ancira and Regina Tattersfield will organize and exhibition in March 2017.
Acknowledgements: Michel Nedjar, Mauricio Hernández (EHESS), Bernard Blistène (Centre Pompidou - MNAM-CCI), Jonathan Pouthier (Centre Pompidou – MNAM CCI), Alexis Constantin (Centre Pompidou – MNAM CCI), Didier Schulmann (Kandinsky Library at Centre Pompidou – MNAM CCI), Natalia Klanchar (Kandinsky Library at Centre Pompidou – MNAM CCI), Pernod Ricard, Villa Vassilieff, Fundación Jumex, Centro de la Imagen.
- Métrobarbèsrochechou Art, Gaël Badaud - Teo Hernández - Jakobois - Michel Nedjar, Deke Dusinberre - Christian Lebrat, Les Cahiers de Paris Expérimental #18, 2005
- Métrobarbèsrochechou Art collective program, Téo Hernández holdings, Collection of MNAM/CCI, Centre Georges Pompidou.