La Becque Residencies Calendar Archives

Upcoming

Egress – Tarren Johnson & Joel Cocks

25-26.06.2021 – Performance

19:00 (RSVP)

La Becque | Artist Residency is pleased to invite you to the process showings of Egress a piece created by artist and choreographer Tarren Johnson and artist Joel Cocks, current […]

La Becque | Artist Residency is pleased to invite you to the process showings of Egress a piece created by artist and choreographer Tarren Johnson and artist Joel Cocks, current residents of our Principal Residency Program.

 

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Three women sing fragments of love ballads, remembering their lives as they await the re-emergence of Pan. They dance in between worlds, describing invisible forces that govern the logic of the landscape.

 

Performed by Shannon Maynor, Lara Dâmaso & Tarren Johnson.
Music composition by Michael Bashur with songs written by Tarren Johnson.

 

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-> Due to the sanitary measures still in force, we kindly ask you to RSVP via this form: https://forms.gle/LtT1H7qeDjdFzHKU7

Credits: © Joel Cocks & Tarren Johnson

Pastoral Complex

June 2021 – Project presentations

13:00-19:00

Inaugurated on a beautiful stormy evening in early June, the Pastoral Complex will again be open for visits from June 19 to 26 from 13:00 to 19:00. Please let us know by e-mail if you […]

Inaugurated on a beautiful stormy evening in early June, the Pastoral Complex will again be open for visits from June 19 to 26 from 13:00 to 19:00. Please let us know by e-mail if you plan to come!

 

Pastoral Complex is an architectural project developed by artists Valle Medina and Benjamin Reynolds of Pa.LaC.E at the outcome of their residency at La Becque. The installation recreates a high-altitude walk by reducing the oxygen content of a space. It is an exploration on medical climatology—going to places to feel better—paying particular attention to the curious typological reversibility of the hotel>/<hospital.

 

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To enter a mountain is to participate in elective hypoxia.

 

“Pastoral Complex” entails the building of a drawing room reproducing the conditions of a single contour line along the nearby sub-alpine peak “Culan” where there is only 14.3% of oxygen available. It is a test-site for gossiping in a suboptimal brain-state, with reduced performative capacity, in a weakened group. The work learns from the short-lived movement in the 19th century of compressed “air-bathing”, echoing the days when urbanites sought “healthful” often alpine environments, particularly those in the vicinity of La Becque. 

 

Pastoral Complex contributes to a preexisting cultural imagination of the Riviera vaudoise concerning “medical climatology”, or the notion of travelling to get well.

 

A series of interventions derived from an experience walking at high altitude, complete the architectural grammar of the complex. 

Project partners: Riri, Hypoxico, Continental (O'Sea), Araldite Huntsman, Velcro, Eve, TEUFELBERGER, Schmitz Textiles Swela and La Porch

Modern Nature: Garden visit

16.06-28.11.21 –

14:00-18:00

Conceived jointly by Basel-based curator Elise Lammer and La Becque, Modern Nature: An Homage to Derek Jarman is a project involving the development of a garden and art program inspired […]

Conceived jointly by Basel-based curator Elise Lammer and La Becque, Modern Nature: An Homage to Derek Jarman is a project involving the development of a garden and art program inspired by the life and work of English filmmaker, artist and writer Derek Jarman and his famous garden at Prospect Cottage.

 

Awaiting the third chapter of Modern Nature: An Homage to Derek Jarman, which will take place from September 3 to 5. The garden will be open to the public from June 16 to November 28 on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 2:00 to 6:00 pm.

 

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