VIDÉOBOX x SYNDICAT MAGNIFIQUE
Vidéobox takes over the gym lockers of the Carreau du Temple. Familiar with investing peculiar spaces within institutions for exhibiting purposes (hallways, caves, stocks and now showers!), curatorial collective Le Syndicat Magnifique seeks to respond to the specificities of this space with a mischievous strategy. Initiating here a critical foray into cultural reception and its linked expectations, the collective invites three emerging artists working with video. These video-works all explore spaces that call for serious geopolitical considerations : Bulgaria and the Balkans, the Turco-armenian frontier and Lebanon. All resonate with notions and projected ideas of tension, conflicts and war that the artists take as a departure point to drift away from culturalist expectations into humour, pop culture and science fiction.
images courtesy of Carreau du Temple