Véronique CAYE, Karine ROUGIER and Nathalie GUIOT
Mon corps voyageur dans un nuage de terre

Texts: Guillevic, Possibles futures; Charles Baudelaire, Les Fleurs du mal; Adonis, La forêt de l’amour en nous; Giacomo Leopardi, Canti; Guillevic, Sphère; Emily Dickinson, Quatrains; Goethe, Elégie de Marienbad; Arthur Rimbaud, L’éternité; Ingebrog Bachmann. A proposal by Véronique Caye, accompanied by Nathalie Guiot and Karine Rougier.

Director and videographer, Véronique Caye develops a work of scenic exploration of contemporary writing through visual and sound research which, far from illustrating the text, becomes a plastic extension of it. Her approach to directing does not consist in “interpreting” a text or transposing it to the stage, but in articulating the different components of text representation, body (dancers and actors), video, scenography, sound and light into a network of forces and resistance. In her performances, Véronique Caye questions the tensions between video and stage presence. This assembly work thus offers multiple perspectives that underline an understanding of the world to come, through the media, neurosis, the notion of rupture and the future of all forms of social organization.

Born in 1982 in Malta, Karine Rougier lives and works in Marseille. After studying at the Decorative Arts School in Geneva and then at the Ecole Supérieure d’Art in Aix-en-Provence, Karine Rougier developed a practice of drawing, oil painting on wood and making Amazon sculptures. Her work is inspired by her travels, her underwater journeys in the Mediterranean and her desire to believe in the marvellous, she participates in numerous exhibitions in France and abroad (Buenos Aires, Rome, New York) and her works are present in several private and public collections. She represented Malta at the Venice Biennale in 2017.

Nathalie Guiot is the founder of the Fondation Thalie. Author, curator, art collector, she founded Anabet Editions in the 2000s. A founding member of the Tokyo Art Club (Palais de Tokyo), the Design acquisition committee at the Centre Pompidou, a member of the Academic and Scientific Advisory Committee of Kanal in Brussels and an active patron of other cultural institutions in France and Belgium, she is involved in educational issues and has contributed to the educational action of Wiels (Centre d’art contemporain, Brussels), is co-founder of the Fonds des Amis de la Cambre pour l’International and takes part in deep learning initiatives.

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