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2011

Anthology Films Archives

“7 minutes or less” performance, Cinq ans avant sa disparition John Mekas le 13 septembre 2011 par l’intermédiaire d’une commissaire, Jane Reto, dirigeant un groupe d’artistes Espagnols Yans et Reto à fait inviter Fred Forest a participé à un Festival à la célèbre Cinémathèque de New York.

Communication 

Typology: Performance

Medium and media: Vidéo

2011

Lecture Anthology Films Archives NY 2011

2011 Anthology Films Archives

ACTION FOREST

“7 minutes or less” performance, Cinq ans avant sa disparition John Mekas le 13 septembre 2011 par l’intermédiaire d’une commissaire, Jane Reto, dirigeant un groupe d’artistes Espagnols Yans et Reto à fait inviter Fred Forest a participé à un Festival à la célèbre Cinémathèque de New York.
La commissaire de l’exposition a fixé aux artistes invité un temps donné pour la réalisation de leur performance ce qui justifie ici la présence au pied de l’artiste d’un réveil qui s’inscrit dans une surface d’1 M2. Et que l’artiste ne voyant pas sonner à l’heure impartie devra imiter de la bouche…

A festival conceived by Jana Leo, co-organized and co-produced by MOSIS Foundation and Spain Culture New York-Consulate General of Spain.At Anthology Film Archives, 32 2nd Avenue (F and M to 2nd Avenue) New York

ACTION FOREST:

“7 minutes or less” performances, actions, short films, videos, objects of text, readings, proclamations, comedy, songs etc… by artists and intellectuals over sixty and under thirty.

Within the frame of two hours and in a theater, the Anthology Film Archive, YANS & RETO is an assembly of people engaged in contemporary culture who, regardless of their disciplines, have in common a taste for radicalism and experimental creation.

Inspired by the social atmosphere of porno cinemas and in the tradition of cabaret, YANS & RETO is a one-night festival of action art by artists over sixty and under thirty. The artists present themselves through short (under seven minute) performance or video pieces, creating energetic, inter-generational encounters.

YANS & RETO is a one-night festival where artists and intellectuals get introduced to each other by giving a taste of what they do, either with short intense pieces or with quiet interventions that last for the whole two hours. Pieces will be directed in a way that layers intensity of each individual action to create a single piece for the night. YANS & RETO is against ferocious nonsensical competition among artists. 

Open Call

YANS AND RETO 2013 Money, money, money….! A night to stand up and bite the hands of your owner…. Nothing is more brutal than money.

Early in the morning men standing in the streets waiting to be chosen to work that day, non-specialized labor. Like them, artists wait to be selected by art centers, by curators.

Dog fight, a ferocious competition among artists. Caged in their studios for days, the doors open, a piece of meat is flying in the air… artists jump, salute, dance none stop, hoping to get something. Badly hurt dogs have no energy to bite the hands of their owners. I didn´t come to New York to be a dog, neither you did. A provocation to dogs, I walk around with raw meat legs.

Be brutal as the situation; please submit a proposal for a performance, dance, theater piece, song, or reading… No fee to submit. No promise to take your piece. …I can give you anything but hope…. performances that deals in extreme ways with money and work will be accepted.

2011 l’Œuvre système invisible et M2 invisible

ANTHOLOGY FILM ARCHIVES NEW YORK

13 septembre 2011

La performance de Fred Forest fait partie de l’intervention d’une trentaine d’artistes, qui présentent successivement leurs interventions respectives. L’artiste arrive sur le plateau avec un gros réveil matin qu’il remonte, afin qu’il sonne 7 minutes plus tard (la durée de la performance est fixée à 7 minutes pour tous les intervenants). Il dispose son réveil matin au sol devant lui au milieu d’un carré de 1m x 1M tracée à la craie au sol. A ce moment-là la performance commence. Il s’agit de la lecture du premier chapitre de son essai publié à L’Harmattan « l’œuvre-système invisible ». Il est assis sur un tabouret dans le grand auditorium de ce qui est considéré comme la Mecque du cinéma et de l’audiovisuel à New York. Derrière lui, sur le grand écran de l’auditorium, se déroule la traduction en langue anglaise du texte qu’il lit en langue française. Comme décidemment son réveil matin ne se décide pas à sonner, au bout de 8 minutes 30, il imite de la bouche, sous forme d’une émission vocale stridente et prolongée la sonnerie défaillante. Ferme son livre. Récupère au passage son réveil récalcitrant et quitte la salle sous les applaudissements.

Participants : Keith McDermott, Vikki Badd, Eva Davidova -video : “Animations” Mapi Rivera, Raul Gomez Valverde, Bradford Kessler, Jose Carlos Casado, Simon Lund, Jana Leo Manuel Molina Martagon, Fred Forest, Verónica Pena Martinez-performance, Philippe Avila, Gabriela Jaime, Alexandra Velasco, Anton Cabaleiro, Kika Espejo, Antonio Ortuño, Melay Araya, Brad Blondes, Terry Williams, Laura F. Gibellini, Dionsisio Cañas.

LONG BIOGRAPHY OF FRED FOREST

Fred Forest has a special place in contemporary art. Both by his personality and by his pioneering practices which mark his work. He is mainly known today for having used one by one most of the communication media that have appeared over the last fifty years. He is co-founder of three artistic movements: those of sociological art, the aesthetics of communication and ethics in art.

He represented France at the 12th São Paulo Biennale (Communication Prize) in 1973, at the 37th Venice Biennale in 1976 and at Documenta 6 in Kassel in 1977.

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