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[Exhibition] The Calanques: Land of Science and Source of Inspiration

Sketches and other research images from the residency program organized in partnership with the Calanques National Park and the Pythéas Research Institute (Aix-Marseille University)

From March 10 to April 8, 2018
FRAC PACA

In 2017, the Pythéas Research Institute, the Calanques National Park, and the Camargo Foundation invited artists to submit applications for an art & science residency, in order to think, create and work on the Human/Nature relationship. Eight international artists or collectives will be hosted at the Camargo Foundation for a one month residency in January-February 2018.  

Accompanied by researchers, officers and users of the Calanques National Park, selected artists will be invited to re-invent links between the nature and the inhabitants of the Marseille metropolitan area.  

The exhibition presents sketches and other research images produced during the Residency. 

The Program was organized in partnership with the Calanques National Park and the Pythéas Research Institute (Aix-Marseille University), with support from the Daniel & Nina Carasso Foundation.

[Next events]

  • March 9: opening of the exhibition at FRAC PACA
  • March 10 (5PM): talk with Gilles Clément and other artists from the Program
  • March 10 - April 8: exhibition at FRAC PACA
  • March 23: night visit of the exhibition at FRAC PACA

[Event] "Requiem pour L." by Fabrizio Cassol and Alain Platel

July 6, 7, and 8
Le Silo (Marseille)
Festival de Marseille

Fourteen musicians from different continents come together around Mozart's Requiem. In reconstructing that Requiem, they merge their own musical influences with genres including jazz, opera and popular African music. The result should generate a new experience of the original western music piece.  


Appointed musical director, composer Fabrizio Cassol, who is in residence at the Camargo Foundation in partnership with the Performing Arts Festival of Marseille, continues to write a personal artistic history in which he brings together different musical cultures around a theme. Again and again, he looks for ways to write new stories with existing work, with oral and written traditions. For the Requiem, he brings together musicians whom he previously worked with (in Macbeth and Coup Fatal, among others) with artists for whom this is their first collaboration.  

On a theatrical level, director Alain Platel and the group later look for a visual and physical translation of the images and associations that a Requiem conjures up: from the requiem mass to the mass grave into which Mozart was himself dumped.  

Cassol and Platel find each other in the way métissages, the blending of cultures, manage to create a new universe. They previously collaborated on Monteverdi’s Vespers for the Blessed Virgin Vespers (vsprs, 2006), Bach’s St Matthew Passion (pitié!, 2008) and the western baroque repertoire (Coup Fatal, 2014).

More info on the website of Les ballets C de la B.