News & Events

[Night Visit] The Calanques: Land of Science and Source of Inspiration at FRAC PACA

Friday, March 23 at 7:30 PM
FRAC PACA (Marseille)

The Camargo Foundation hosted in January-February 2018 eight international artists for the Calanques residency program. Accompanied by researchers, officers and users of the Calanques National Park, selected artists worked on the links between the nature and the inhabitants of the Marseille metropolitan area.

Some of the sketches and research images from the Program are currently presented in an exhibition at FRAC PACA.

On Friday, March 23, the FRAC PACA is open until 10 PM for a night visit of its exhibitions. For this special occasion, four artists from the Calanques program are invited to present their ongoing research, together with researchers of the Pytheas Research Institute and officers from the Calanques National Park.

Before the talk, some students of the Documentary Film Masters (Aix-Marseille University) who followed the work of the artists during the Residency, will talk about their experience and present some footage.

  • 7:30 - 8:30 PM: Talk with the students of the Documentary Film Masters (Aix-Marseille University);
  • 8:30 - 10:00 PM: Talk with some artists, researchers, and officers of the Park who worked collaboratively during the Residency.

[Dance] "What will we be like when we get there" by Joanna Kotze

World premiere on March 28 to 31st, 2018 (7:30 PM)
New York Live Arts Theatre

Joanna Kotze is a Brooklyn-based dancer, choreographer and teacher who has been part of the New York dance community since 1998. She was in residency at the Camargo Foundation for a month in 2015 in partnership with Movement Research and the Jerome Foundation, during which she started working on her upcoming show What will we be like when we get there.

This new work is an interdisciplinary dance performance created with long time collaborators Netta Yerushalmy (dancer/choreographer), Jonathan Allen (visual artist), and Ryan Seaton (composer/musician). Together, they investigate physical, emotional, and artistic spectrums while reflecting on personal journeys and the current environment - bringing attention to their desires, flaws, strengths and fantasies.

Find out more here.

[Theatre] "Simple as ABC #2: Keep Calm & Validate" by Thomas Bellinck

Tuesday, April 3 at 8:30 PM
Friche la Belle de Mai (Marseille)

Simple as ABC #2: Keep Calm & Validate is a documentary musical theatre performance about the digitization of migration management and the outsourcing of our unease about social sorting. For this second part Bellinck strikes up many different conversations with border and data managers in the control rooms and at the liquid fringes of Project Europe.

Thomas Bellinck was in residence at the Camargo Foundation with support provided by Festival de Marseille and Théâtre de la Cité.

[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

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.

[Announcement] The Cultural Diaspora Program Residents Announced

Tuesday, March 6th, 2018

From May 28 to June 25, 2018
Residency program conceived by playwrights and theatre practitioners Chuck Mike and Carlyle Brown

The Camargo Foundation, with generous support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Jerome Foundation, is excited to announce a four-week residency program for four mid-career/established African-American and four African playwrights.

In selecting the participants, the Camargo Foundation worked with a panel composed of internationally recognized reviewers from the United States, the African continent, and Europe. The members of the jury panel adopted the widest possible definition of "playwright" to recognize the plurality of ways in which contemporary theater is made.

Click here for further details on the residents and the program.

[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.