23.02.2023 – Talk
I have a relationship with my work With Madison Bycroft, Ife Day et Dominique White Free admission upon reservation (RSVP), discussion in English Organized by La Becque and curated […]
I have a relationship with my work
Organized by La Becque and curated by Vanessa Cimorelli, Artist Communities is a new quarterly cycle of public meetings and conversations featuring La Becque residents and other artists and protagonists of contemporary art-making. Based primarily on the concept of “community”, each discussion circle offers the public the opportunity to exchange with the speakers on their practices and experiences with regard to key contemporary themes.
This discussion will look at possible worlds, whether past or present. Through this invitation to a poetic retelling of artistic and community-building processes, we will explore various facets of the relationships that emerge in and through artistic work. What is at the core of our practices? What do we share of them, and what slips between our fingers?
During this conversation, the artists will share the methods by which their work has become an extension of their resistance. Although the work itself may be reflexive, it nevertheless does not escape a certain autonomy, and may then sometimes carry the ambivalence of conflicting perspectives. In the midst of this permeability, how do we stand and what tools do we need to use to be more responsible? Can we protect ourselves from that? And to what extent is that possible?
As we move through narratives, myths and stories, we will dedicate particular attention to the notion of the playground. We would like to invite you to join us in considering how the playground can also be a place where dissenting opinions are tested. Whether you speak out of joy, anger, or confusion, this invitation can act as a launchpad with the potential for providing the conditions for many dialogues, present or future.
We hope you will join our conversation and consider both the seriousness and the irrepressible lightness of the playground as subjects worthy of critical attention.
From La Becque with love.
© Madison Bycroft, 𝙱̶𝙸̶𝙾̶𝙿̶𝙸̶𝙲̶, 1999/2015, film still
Alexander Tucker presents Fifth Continent
02.03.2023 – Concert
Strongly rooted in a dynamic questioning of experimental sound practices and their ties to notions of ecology, La Becque regularly proposes to discover contemporary approaches to sound and music through […]
Strongly rooted in a dynamic questioning of experimental sound practices and their ties to notions of ecology, La Becque regularly proposes to discover contemporary approaches to sound and music through public concerts and performances.
As an echo of its Modern Nature event series, initiated with Elise Lammer in 2019 and conceived as a tribute to the artist, activist and director Derek Jarman, La Becque is proud to accompany the release of the album Fifth Continent by Alexander Tucker, who was invited to the 3rd edition of Modern Nature in 2021. Back then, the British musician’s performance at the residence was a de facto live premiere of the Fifth Continent material. We are proud to now accompany the release celebrations for the completed album by proposing a new concert by the Alexander Tucker on Thursday, March 2, 2023.
Fifth Continent pays homage to Keith Collins, longtime partner and collaborator of Derek Jarman, following Collins’ untimely death at the age of 54. Collins’ presence in the last years of Jarman’s life was essential in enabling the filmmaker to make an abundance of late works and to complete the creation of his Prospect Cottage garden on the Cape of Dungeness in Kent. After Keith Collins’ death in 2018, Alexander Tucker began developing Fifth Continent using modular synthesis to process sound archives, field recordings, and Collins’ own recordings.
The record is accompanied by the anthology Fifth Quarter: Derek Jarman, Keith Collins & Dungeness, which brings together contributions and reflections from collaborators, friends, artists, writers and musicians, including Elise Lammer and our 2021 residents Garrett Nelson and Stephen O’Malley, around the influence of Jarman and Collins, and the deep connections between art and nature.
Originally from Kent, Alexander Tucker is a multidisciplinary artist working in music, painting, comics, collage, sculpture, film and performance. Trained as a painter at the Slade School of Fine Art in London, Tucker is known for his experimental, acoustic and improvisational approach to music, combining influences ranging from folk to post-hardcore, rock and the avant-garde scene. Bridging his artistic training with his activities as a singer-songwriter and sound manipulator, Tucker has collaborated with many artists, including Stephen O’Malley, Monster Chetwynd and Daniel O’Sullivan, with whom he formed the band Grumbling Fur.
Free admission, opening act to be confirmed.
La Becque, Chemin de la Becque 1, 1814 La Tour-de-Peilz.
© Keith Collins, photo Howard Sooley