19th Festival 2007 Exhibition


 
Cineffable, the Paris International Lesbian and Feminist Film Festival, pcontinues this year, from October 31 to November 4, and for the 12th year will be promoting the visibility of plastic artists. Working as usual on an associative and militant basis, the 2007 festival gives pride of place to a feminist and lesbian unity. Artists will invest their works in many parts of the Trianon cinema: the mezzanine and the Winter Garden in the case of the 13 artists selected for the traditional section, and throughout the cinema in situ installations will be placed by the six artists and collectives of the "FSPACE" section.

The Mezzanine and Winter Garden
Whether they be professionals, confirmed or self-taught, five photographers, one sculptress, six painters-designers and one performer will take position on the question "what is my gender ?" Coming from France, Italy, and Israel, 11 of these 13 artists will be on show for the first time at Cineffable. Among them will be Lupe Ficara (painter-performer), Saliâme Kheloufi (photographer-slam poet), Cathy Peylan (photographer) Isabelle Mercier (painter), Caroline Saint-Loup (painter- designer), Rosine Arroyo (painter), Natacha Lemoine (photographer), CKlaire (sculptress), Joanna Borderie (photographer), Tsila Goldstein (painter), Corina Mathieu (painter).
Press kit (in french only)

FSPACE2: Performing gender
Basing our decision to continue presenting artwork using the whole of the Trianon as an exhibition space on last year's success of the FSPACE concept, we are pleased to offer you a second FSPACE version, entitled Performing gender. The exhibition will concentrate on new and innovative contemporary art forms dealing with gender. Artists: Evelin Stermitz (Austria), Anja Hempel (France / Germany), Sophie Boulet and E. P. (France / Italy), Le collectif Hungry Hearts (Norway), Dyke Rivers (France).
Press kit (in french only)


 
Cathy Peylan is launching this year her new episode of the series La Colere of Cathy Peylan« Girls on the dark side # 7 » with her vision of the seven capital sins, notably anger.
Press kit (in french only)
www.peylan.com
 
Caroline Saint-Loup, designer and painter. By tracing a smooth outline with clear lines she will offer Drawing of Caroline Saint Loup compositions of nudes on a background of earth where light, movement and women's bodies are mixed. A beautiful figure.
Press kit (in french only)

Natacha Lemoine, photographer, is offering this year a photographic exhibit. Photograph of Natacha Lemoine Through her choice of props, old and more recent books, computer and lexicon she throws into question gender and sex, social standards, the masculine and the feminine. Her photographic touch establishes an inventory of standards and counter standards of gender identity in 2007.
Press kit (in french only)
www.myspace.com/naiel13
 
Joanna Borderie, photographer, through her « X » and X of Joanna Borderie « butterfly », series questions through her artist's gaze stereotypes, idealised or stigmatised objects of representations of women in their daily activities, from the time they get up to the time they go to sleep, fragments of lives and places in the framework of a photographic patchwork.
Press kit (in french only)

Painting of Rosine ArroyoRosine Arroyo, plastic artist. Her pictoral work, in flamboyant colours, a mixture of techniques and expressionist abstraction, interprets the form, the sensuality, the interpretation of the body, of the spirit, the nude: the interiorisation of her own search according to her feminist ethic.
Press kit (in french only)

Corina Mathieu, plastic artist, who recycles images from women's magazines and what they convey. Her work, which is a mixture of collages Composition of Corina Mathieuand graphic arts, images and texts, constructs and deconstructs the daily lives of women, unceasingly reinventing them. The artist questions love, suffering. "My work talks about women and aims at the universality of words. It inspires real images and our mental projections. In sequence."
Press kit (in french only)
 
CKlaire, sculptress, between convex and concave. « Vénus » Venus of CKlaireis a homage to women from around the world. « Chemin de vie », « Carré de couleur » are part of her series « Un monde en arc en ciel » in a multiplicity of colours and forms and materials.
Press kit (in french only)
www.begart.eu

Painting of Isabelle MercierIsabelle Mercier, painter. Works on the feminine body where forms and movements create images free of sense, the emergence of a feminine sensitivity "where everyone can find themselves changed".

Lupe Ficara, Italian plastic artist through her project « Le tribunal des phrasLe Tribunal of Lupe Ficaraes performatives » sets up an area of little sentences which describe to us through stereotypes, expressions, looks, perception of gender in everyday life. Disturbing !
Press kit (in french only)
www.lupeficara.com
 
Saliâme Khéloufi, photographer, slam poet, has photographed from a journey from Belle Ile of Saliâme Khéloufi« Paris Berlin », the colours of women, photographs of an urban reality. A poetic regard where text and image are the basis for her work and where it is a question of living together in "a vast togetherness".
slamaleikoum.over-blog.com

Tsila Goldstein, painter, brings us from Israel, through her story, her view of women, childhood, society. Her series « Lace maker » and Painting of Tsila Goldstein« We Women », which makes a reference to « A room of one's own » by Virginia Woolf, relate the beauty, the sadness, the memories, the spiritual and personal needs of space in private life. Beautiful abstract compositions of paintings where acrylic colours, sand, coloured earth, iron, embroidery are mixed together. Precious.
Press kit (in french only)
www.tsila-art.com

 
 
Evelin Stermitz (Austria), Video Installation, 3 min
« Structural Model »
Structural Model of Evlin StermitzEvelin Stermitz uses all media forms, combining photography, video and installation. She primarily focuses on the conceptualization of both female and social concepts. Her projects prompt questions and inspire thought around gender, models and archetypes and the relationship between men and women as defined, for instance, by Lacan.
es.mur.at

Hungry Hearts Collective (Norway), Performance
Logo Collectif Hungry HeartsThe Hungry Hearts is a Norwegian group composed of 5 female performers. Their direct and provocative texts, combined with impressionistic music, create an atmosphere full of humor and second degree colors. They also make short films of their performances. This year, they are presenting a live music performance on the Trianon stage and two of their short films.
Performance on Saturday at 8pm.
www.myspace.com/blpiul

Sophie Boulet and E. P. (France / Italy), Installation
« Vagina Dentata »
Vagina Dentata of Sophie Boulet et E. P.Vagina Dentata is a story hung out to dry, appropriating the phallus at the junction between the desire of castration and patriarchy. Cut off male genitals, the male stereotypes of Superman, Soldier, Urban Suit Professional and Santa Claus all hung up like wash to dry. True revisition of stereotypes in gender representation. Perfoming gender becomes a transformation of the Housewife into Amazon warrior.

Anja Hempel (France / Germany), dance video
« Flesch »
Fleish of Anja HempelAnja Hempel studied classical dance at Berlin Opera and jazz in New York before studying contemporary dance at the North Carolina School of the Arts. Back in Europe, she dances in France and Germany in choreographies by Joseph Tmim, Bernardo Montet, Francois Raffinot and Christoph Winker.



Fleish of Anja Hempel« Flesch » - Before the very recent silicone revolution, classical dancers used other materials to alleviate the pain of their squeezed toes in dancing shoes, like slices of meat, usually veal but chicken would also do quite nicely. This is how dance took meat/flesh on, shaped it, tortured it and exhibited it. The lieder of flesh sings the carnal pain (of the flesh) of classical dancers, of women in high heels, of choreographers and of beefsteaks. Presentation during the screening of Flesh.
Presentation during the screening of Flesh + Performance November 4th.

Dyke Rivers Collective (France), Installation
« Dyke Rivers office »
Video of Collectif Dyke RiversThe Dyke Rivers Collective is starting a cooperative program to pool together the skills and knowledge of dykes. The Office that will be set up during the festival will be a venue for encountering, archiveing and networking. The DR Office aims to create a database of ambitions, desires and skills in all categories of knowledge. It will also allow women to meet one another, create new feminist and lesbian projects, promote our culture and simply, conquer the world.
www.dykerivers.com
The selection of these artists followed, like every year, a process launched in the month of January where a team of volunteers -- this year there are four of us from the traditional exhibition side (Anne-Marie, Nolwenn, Peggy and Patricia) and two from the FSPACE side (Melanie and Edith) -- got together to launch a tender for artistic projects, and to distribute it in militant and commercial artistic channels.

Candidacies are accepted up to June 30 and the definitive selection of the artists takes place after numerous sessions in which the projects are viewed and discussed within the exhibition commitee. The management of contacts with artists and the setting up of press dossiers takes place over the summer while technical questions, organisation of the exhibition spaces and the establishment of adequate lighting takes place in the weeks preceding the festival.

Like all the commissions in Cineffable, the make-up of the exhibition commission changes every year according to the availability and wishes of its members. No need to have artistic knowledge to join us, just inform us of your sensitivity and your interest in working in a team !


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