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[Installation] Domo de Eŭropa Historio en Ekzilo by Thomas Bellinck

From June 16 to July 30, 2018
Mucem, Marseille

Domo de Eŭropa Historio en Ekzilo ("House of European History in Exile") takes you more than half a century back in time to the early twenty-first century. Although little-studied, this period nevertheless provided the breeding-ground for the sweeping changes that were to take place during our century. It was a remarkable era, characterised by Integration and Harmonisation. Blessed by the Long Peace. Overshadowed by the Great Recession. Back when national borders were blurred and people everywhere used a single currency called the "euro". Back when Brussels, not Warsaw, lay at the beating heart of the old continent. The first international exhibition on life in the former European Union.

Thomas Bellinck has been in residenct at the Camargo Foundation in partnership with the Festival de Marseille.


[Theater] Work in Progress Presentation

Friday June 22, 2018 at 7:30 PM
Camargo Foundation

Playwrights and theatre practitioners Carlyle Brown and Chuck Mike, who are the primary promoters and facilitators of the Program, will address some of the questions raised during the Residency: How do playwrights engage in debates about identity and authenticity within an African diaspora? What are the different ways in which international boundaries shape the African experience and how do they manifest in writing and performance? If the notion of Africa is to be broadened, the specifics of these playwrights’ experiences and practices must be examined. The playwrights-in-residence will share viewpoints and approaches towards enduring as Black artistes in separate lands, but also some feedback about their experience at Camargo.


[Theater] Festival of Ideas: African and Afro-descendent Writing

Sunday, June 24 at 3 PM
Friche la Belle de Mai

Students from the ERAC-M school (the acting school of Marseille) will be reading excerpts of some of the Cultural Diaspora rasidents' texts. It will be followed by a discussion on African and Afro-descendent writing with playwrights from the Cultural Diaspora program at the Camargo Foundation designed by Carlyle Brown and Chuck Mike, and the artists of the Massilia Afropea program Gerty Dambury, Rebecca Chaillon and Maryse Condé.

In partnership with the Friche la Belle de Mai as part of Massilia Afropea.


[Exhibition] "Histoires dans la pénombre" by Roee Rosen at the Centre Pompidou

From June 27 to October 29, 2018
Centre Pompidou, Paris, France

This two-part project reveals the multifaceted work of artist, writer and film director Roee Rosen (Rehovot, 1963). The exhibition Histoires dans la pénombre presents two major works – The Blind Merchant (1989-1991), an alternative version of Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice told by a blind usurer and Vladimir’s Night (2011-2014), a political treatise on the dangers of fetishising an object – accompanied by a more recent film, The Dust Channel (2016), an operetta on purification in all its forms.

A retrospective of his films entitled Sweet Sweat also highlights the irony, or rather agility of Roee Rosen's pieces on History, transforming fiction into a polemic space for current political questions.

The Roee Rosen: Sweet Sweat retrospective is a co-production with the Jeu de Paume and with the collaboration of the FID Marseille. Roee Rosen was in residency at the Camargo Foundation in 2018.


[Cinema] Roee Rosen Night

Sunday, July 1st, 2018 at 6 PM
Mucem, Marseille

This evening event will be composed of two screenings: Un Chien Andalou by Luis Buñuel (1928), and The Dust Channel by Roee Rosen (2016), followed by a conference with the artist. They are presented in collaboration with Triangle France, Friche la Belle de Mai, the Contemporary Art Museum of Marseille and the Camargo Foundation, as part of "MP2018, Quel amour !".

Roee Rosen was in residence at the Camargo Foundation in 2017-2018.


[Dance] Ayako Kato's End of Residency

Monday July 2nd, 2018 at 7 PM
Amphitheater - Camargo Foundation

Called "Compelling to behold” by the New York Times, Ayako Kato is an award-winning Chicago-based dance artist originally from Yokohama, Japan. Influenced by a Japanese view of nature and the philosophy of Tao, Ayako embodies the intangible, the beauty of being as it is, as "The Way” of nature. In winter 2018, she actualized 30 pages (4 hours) of 4000-page score stück 1998 written by Swiss Wandelweiser composer Manfred Werder through movement. She will be presenting Ethos, the project she has been working on while in residency at Camargo.

RSVP by e-mail: <rsvp@camargofoundation.org>


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

July 6, 7, and 8, 2018
Le Silo (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 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. 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).

Co-production of the ballets C de la B, Berliner Festpiele, Festival de Marseille and Ville de Marseille-Opéra.