Around the festival

L’Atelier | Temporary film school

Atelier-poster

Monday, February 3 to Friday, February 7

From 10 AM to 12 PM and from 1:30 PM to 5 PM

  • Centre Blaise-Pascal
    Rue Neuve-des-Carmes - Clermont-Ferrand

Free admission

Jérôme Ters / j.ters@clermont-filmfest.org

LOOK, LISTEN, EXCHANGE, PRACTICE!

We would like to announce that L'Atelier is moving!

L'Atelier, ephemeral film school of the Short Film Festival, will take up its winter quarters this year at the Centre Blaise-Pascal, rue Neuve-des-Carmes, an emblematic building in Clermont-Ferrand that hosts the Emmanuel-Chabrier Conservatory and the Centre Camille-Claudel.

L'Atelier is the pedagogical-creative component of the festival. A true collaborative space open to the public for 5 days, it allows you to discover the inner workings of film making, from the writing phase to post-production.

The missions of L’Atelier are to shed light on the creative process by pooling the knowledge of major film schools, place the student at the center of the exchange with the public, explore new practices, generate synergies, and arouse desire.

The program consists of several creative workshops led by great schools that will highlight the different professions in cinema: directing, photography, electronic, mechanical, acting, scenography, modeling, matte painting, animation, special effects, concept art, musical composition, dressing, makeup, costumes…

The program includes:

  • Virtual reality workshop with the films Gymnasia and Gloomy Eyes
  • Atmos sound workshop led by the Arfis École de Villeurbanne
  • Filming workshop with l’École Nationale Supérieure Louis-Lumière de Paris, l’École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Clermont-Ferrand, the actors from the Conservatoire Emmanuel-Chabrier, the hairdressers at the Lycée Marie-Curie and the École Fournier makeup artists
  • Acting workshop led by l’École Cantonale d’Art de Lausanne, with the participation of director Camille Vidal-Naquet and the drama students at the Conservatoire de Clermont-Ferrand
  • Film music workshop led by the music class in the image of the Conservatoire National Supérieur Musique et Danse de Lyon and the instrumentalists of the Conservatoire de Clermont-Ferrand;
  • Photo workshop led by the students of the professional baccalaureate of photography from the Lycée La Fayette
  • Animation workshop led by the Machin Machin studio with DNMADE students from the Lycée René-Descartes in Cournon-d'Auvergne

Activities

Les Petits Ateliers [The Little Workshops]

Les petits ateliers copie

Saturday, February 1 to Sunday, February 9

9:30 AM to 6 PM

  • Mille Formes
    23 rue Fontgiève - Clermont-Ferrand

Reservations required for groups: 04 73 14 73 11

The Petits Ateliers of short film are back and have set up at Mille formes, an art initiation center for 0-6 year olds.

Come and discover a playful space within everyone’s reach, construct a story and see images come to life through the magic of pre-cinema and animation.

An opportunity for young children to help adults discover cinema through numerous introductory workshops (light painting, flip book, Pop Hop studio, stop motion, praxinoscope, etc...).

Espace Réalité Virtuelle [Virtual Reality Space]

Ateliers VR copie

From Friday, 31 January to Friday, 7 February

From 8 AM-12 PM and from 4-6 PM

  • Maison de la Culture - Clermont-Ferrand

Reservation required. Contact Amandine Cros: a.cros@clermont-filmfest.org

A virtual reality space will be offered free of charge at the Maison de la Culture for the public and for film professionals during the festival.

At the origin of this initiative, Festivals Connexion, an association of film festivals in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, collaborated with the festivals of Annecy, Clermont-Ferrand and Roanne to support the idea of collaborative VR equipment for regional festivals. The Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region and the DRAC supported this project, allowing us to offer a set of network-connected virtual reality headphones, thanks to the support of the company Hyperfiction.

Exhibitions

La ferme ! On tourne. [Hay there! We’re shooting.]

Laferme-RVB

From 27 January to 15 February 2020

Free admission

2 PM to 6 PM except Sundays

  • Hall Cassin - Hôtel du Département
    24 rue Saint-Esprit - Clermont-Ferrand

Opening: Saturday 1st February at 6 PM

Drawings, paintings, photos, sculptures, installations.

This thematic exhibition attached to the retrospective of the same topic already has a long history. It first appeared in 1994 on the theme of angels and other birds and was entitled Vous avez dit bozarts comme c'est être-ange. This collective exhibition invited local artists to produce works that would address the given theme, of course, but also to the theme of cinema. It was only 10 years after the original 1994 exhibition that this principle was systematically adopted every year. A beautiful collaboration between the world of cinema and the visual arts, between the festival and the creative minds of the Puy-de-Dôme.

 

After angels, the swimming pool, boxing, Christmas, superheroes, dogs, musical comedy, zombies, Little Red Riding Hood, flies, science, escape, the bicycle, space, black humor, food and language, it is the turn of the rural worlds to add to this Prévert-style inventory for the eighteenth edition. Some thirty plastic artists, painters, illustrators, sculptors, photographers, hacks of all kinds, have returned to the earth in order to flush out the field and meet the small-scale producers. In this part of the countryside, they searched and found the fruit of their imagination without, however, pretending to be top bananas. Ploughing and grazing, for the length of a season, have become the teats of artistic trance. In short, the artists, like a beetle in a haystack, have skillfully burrowed into the subject to give you something beautiful.

 

Agreed to grab a shovel and dig in:

Armando Alvès
Michel Bénier
Miss Boll
Eva Bourdier
Michel Brugerolles
Fabienne Cinquin
Jacques Curtil
Jérôme De Sousa
Marie Deschamps
Eric Domalain
Jean-Sébastien Dubien
Guy Durand
Franck Fiat
Julie Foucaud
Roger Gonin
Laurent Grangier
Christelle Guillet
Jean-Pierre Hérault
Grégory Hitier
Ipiolo
Karine Joannet
Pierre Jourde
Gaël Le Rudulier
Jérémie Lefebvre
Antoine Lopez
Loup Lopez
Allan Martel
Lucie Medda
Patrick Miramand
Jacques Moiroud
Charline Montagne
Jacques Pouillet
Sandrine Pons
Delphine Raiffé
Marie-Noëlle Rolland
Xavier Zwiller

Anatomie du labo [Anatomy of the Lab Competition] - 12th edition

Anatomie © Ludchat-F. Puzenat-RVB

© Léa Mathieu

31 January to 22 February 2020

Tuesday to Saturday 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM and 1:30 PM to 6 PM

  • Salle Gilbert-Gaillard
    2 rue Saint-Pierre - Clermont Ferrand

Free admission

Opening: Thursday, 30 January at 6:30 PM

Under the Label of Clothing

Plastic arts

To dress is to give oneself an identity, to seek the right outfit that will allow others to recognize us. You don’t wear a hat, a brand of sneakers or a 3-piece suit by accident. Philosophical discourse has the habit of judging the garment severely by confining it to the superficiality of appearance. However, fashion is not as futile as we would like to think since it allows us to question our way of appearing to the world.

The criteria for choosing clothes are therefore closely linked to this creative questioning, and this is the proposal that was made to the participants of Anatomie du Labo: react plastically to the different outfits or uniforms worn by the characters in the short films of the 2020 Labo Competition. The latter were thus used as the allegorical “raw material” for silkscreen prints made by visual communication students at the Lycée Saint-Géraud d'Aurillac.

Another example is the DN MADE Matériaux et Spectacle from the Lycée Martinière-Diderot in Lyon, which assembled pieces, materials and fabrics in order to design clothing that could decorate a display case. As if to give a rhythm and cadence to these “fashion parades”, the patients of the Art Therapy workshop of the Association Hospitalière Sainte-Marie composed a soundtrack.  For their part, 11th grade visual communication students from the Lycée La Fayette in Clermont-Ferrand sought to establish the visual identity of various fashion accessories (caps, glasses, etc.) found in different films. As for the inmates at the Riom Penitentiary, they designed small GIFs to animate some fragments of their texts.

Finally, Clermontois artists Cécile Gambini, Marc Brunier-Mestas, Gabrielle Cornuault, Laurent Savoie and Franck Fiat complete the casting for the new collection (12th edition) of Anatomie du Labo.

Julien Mignot – Le photographe et son double [The Photographer and His Double]

Kit Harington by Julien Mignot
Kit Harington by Julien Mignot

5 February to 16 May 2020

Tuesday to Saturday from 2-7 PM

  • Hôtel Fontfreyde - Photography Center
    34 rue des Gras - Clermont-Ferrand

Free admission

Opening: Tuesday, 4 February 2020 at 6:30 PM in the presence of the artist

Contact: Hôtel Fontfreyde - Photography Center - 04 73 42 31 80

www.julienmignot.com

Photographs

Julien Mignot, self-taught photographer born in Beaumont in 1981, began his career following concerts at the Coopérative de Mai. He moved to Paris to work with the press and with record companies. He first wrote reports for Libération, Le Monde, Elle and Télérama and then established himself as a portraitist in newspapers as prestigious as the New York Times and Vanity Fair. In the service of record companies, he has created the covers of many pop albums (Jeanne Added, Izia, Kiddi Smile, Rover, Étienne Daho) and classical music albums (Nicolas Angelich, the Ébène Quartet, Mathias Goerne or Cecilia Bartoli). Eager for new experiences, he has worked for luxury brands (Chanel, Hermès, Louis Vuitton) and has collaborated with the finest in the artistic world (Xavier Dolan, the Paris Philharmonic and Opera). Invited as a member of the Labo Jury by the Short Film Festival (see p.39), the City of Clermont-Ferrand has offered him the opportunity to exhibit at the Hôtel Fonfreyde - Photography Center, while the Coopérative de Mai has commissioned him to produce a book to celebrate its 20th birthday.

La diagonale du fou - Fright and Sublimation

Petite anatomie des images
Petite anatomie des images

From 1 to 29 February 2020

From 1 to 8 February: Monday to Saturday from 10:30 AM to 7 PM
From 9 to 29 February: from Tuesday to Saturday from 10:30 AM to 2 PM and from 3 PM to 7 PM

  • L’Imaginarium du Photographe
    9 rue Terrasse - Clermont-Ferrand

Free admission

Opening: Wednesday, 5 February at 6:30 PM in the presence of the artist

www.limaginariumduphotographe.fr

Adoration
Adoration

Photographs

A regular at the Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival since the 1980s, Olivier Smolders has regularly presented unexpected films, which have won awards on several occasions. In this year’s edition, he will be part of the international jury. He now proposes an exhibition of photographs of two of his films that you will have the opportunity to (re)discover in the programs "Retakes" dedicated to the filmmaker.

Adoration or Transubstantiation, 1986

On June 11, 1981, a Japanese student, Issei Sagawa, killed, skinned and ate a young Dutch woman in an apartment in Paris. A few years later, Olivier Smolders draws inspiration from this diverse fact to direct a short film as peculiar as it is mysterious.

This film was awarded the CANAL+ Prize and the Special Mention by the Jury for Directing at the 1987 Clermont-Ferrand Festival, the Sabam Prize at the 1987 Brussels Festival, a Special Mention by the Jury at the 1986 Media Festival, a Special Mention by the Jury at the 1987 Tampere Film Festival and was selected for the “Perspectives du cinéma français” program at the 1987 Cannes Film Festival.

Petite anatomie de l’image, a mushy romantic film, 2010

At the end of the 18th century, Italian artists made wax reproductions of the bodies laid bare by the scalpels of surgery. After filming these anatomical wax sculptures in the Florentine museum, Olivier Smolders cuts the images themselves, making incisions, grafts, and causing damage. The birth of a people of strange creatures ensues.

This film received the Labo Competition Grand Prix at the 2010 Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival, the Best Experimental Film Award at the Tabor Film Festival (Croatia) 2010, and the Special Jury Grand Prix at the XXII Fano International Film Festival in 2010.

Les mondes rêvés de Rosto [Rosto’s Dream Worlds]

Rosto-MARQ

29 January to 29 March 2020

Tuesday to Friday from 10 AM to 6 PM
Saturday and Sunday from 10 AM to 12 PM and from 1 PM to 6 PM

  • Musée d'art Roger-Quilliot
    Place Louis-Deteix
    Clermont-Ferrand

Free admission during the festival

Opening: Wednesday, 29 January from 6:30 PM to 9 PM.

Rosto was a multidisciplinary artist - graphic designer, filmmaker and composer all at once - and was closely linked to the Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival. Deceased in March 2019 at the age of 50, this exhibition is a tribute to his fantasmagoric and confusing universe that brings us to the limits of reality and imagination. It was organized in collaboration with the production company Autour de Minuit, the association Sauve qui peut le court métrage, and with the kind permission of his partner Suzie Templeton. Eight of his short films are featured, as well as posters, storyboard elements, artifacts and a soundtrack that will immerse the visitor in what Rosto called his “dream city”.

Rosto 50/50

Rosto seen by Regina Pessoa
Rosto seen by Regina Pessoa

From 30 January to 15 February 2020

Free admission

In a selection of bistros (see map on the festival website or by scanning the QR code)

Clermont-Ferrand

49 illustrations and 1 photograph

Rosto left us last March. Rosto was an iconoclastic filmmaker, an author of hybrid works who made a significant contribution to the production of short films over the past 20 years. Rosto died at 50 and he still had a lot to say and show us.

In Clermont-Ferrand, almost all of his films were seen. He received two awards in 2012 and 2018. He created the poster for our festival in 2007, when he was also a member of the Labo Jury.

To reinforce the festival’s tribute to Rosto (programming of his films, exhibition at MARQ), fifty portraits of Rosto will be distributed in twenty places (mainly bars) throughout the city during the festival.

Fifty portraits made by fifty different people from the world of animation and graphics who invite you on a stroll along the path of bistros.

 

Agreed to participate in this tribute to Rosto:

Juan Alonso
Katerina Athanasopoulou
Lia Bertels
Antoine Bieber
Bologo
Tom Brown
Roberto Catani
Anaïs Caura
Angèle Chiodo
Jérémy Clapin
Gilles Cuvelier
Aude David
Marie Deschamps
Eric Domalain
Paul Driessen
Bastien Dubois
Franck Fiat
Hugo Frassetto
Sara Fratini
Cécile Gambini
Jacques-Rémy Girerd
Jonathan Hodgson
Andréas Hykade
Chris Knox
Sébastien Laudenbach
Morgane Le Péchon
Nicolas Liguori
Adriaan Lokman
Antoine Lopez
Cerise Lopez
LudChat
Simone Massi
Dave McKean
Patrick Miramand
JeRoen Murré
Izibene Oñederra
Agnès Patron
Michaela Pavlatova
Cecilia Pepper
Regina Pessoa
Isabelle Pio-Lopez
Lorenzo Recio
Edouard Salier
Donato Sansone
Georges Schwizgebel
Chris Shepherd
Théodore Ushev
François Vogel
Fabienne Wagenaar
Denis Walgenwitz

Il était une fois dans l’Est [Once Upon a Time in the East]: Polskie plakaty filmowe (1955-1980)

Pologne

20 January to 20 February 2020

Monday to Saturday from 2 PM to 6 PM

  • Chapelle des Cordeliers,
    9 place Sugny
    Clermont-Ferrand
  • Centre de Documentation de la Jetée, 6 place Michel-de-L'Hospital - Clermont-Ferrand

During the Festival: every day from 10 AM to 7 PM

Outside the Festival dates: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 1 PM to 7 PM

Free admission

Opening: Chapelle des Cordeliers on Thursday, 6 February at 6 pm.

Posters

“In our country, profit does not matter: cinema is above all a means of artistic expression.”

These words perfectly summarize Poland’s identitary determination to defend its heritage.

The major role of Knowledge is certainly explained by the unique history of the country. Occupied by Germany, Russia, Austria-Hungary, resisting only through its language, culture and religion, Poland was only to be reestablished as a country in 1918.

Started after 1945, L’École Polonaise, initiated and supported by the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, reached its golden age in the 1950s and 1960s, presenting works of unprecedented audacity in the areas of theatre, cinema, opera and circus.

The exhibition that we offer to you, dedicated to this unique identitary movement, is structured around 2 main axes: international cinema at the Chapelle des Cordeliers, and French cinema at the Centre de Documentation de la Jetée. It comes from the splendid collection of Alain Le Quernec. A major poster artist, he resided at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw in the 1970s, alongside Henryk Tomaszewski. Upon his return to France, his work was decisively influenced.

The power of suggestion, allusions, the fine use of slogans and metaphors: these are original and skillful ways to speak about the political and social situation of the country, to spread ideas right under the nose of the censors.

With a desire to “disorient” and incite reflection on the hidden meaning of what is shown to us, humour, derision, the art of diversion, the great names gathered in this exhibition (Waldemar Swierzy, Jan Lenica, Franciszek Starowieyski) offer us truly original works that are as beautiful as they are critical. The interpretations of all the artists presented remain among the most daring in the history of cinema.

Le paysan magnifique [The Magnificent Farmer]

Paysan-affiche

January 20 to February 20, 2020

Monday to Friday from 6 AM to 1 PM and from 3 PM to 7 PM
Saturday and Sunday from 7 AM to 12:30 PM

  • France Bleu Pays d'Auvergne
    80 boulevard François-Mitterrand - Clermont-Ferrand

Free admission

Opening: Thursday, 23 January at 5 PM in the presence of the artist

www.lacitedelabeille.fr

Photographs by Alain Benoit à la Guillaume

This photographic exhibition is an ode to these last farmers who with discretion, self-denial, and passion, will have worked all their lives for the Earth.

 

This “ordinary fellow”, as some like to call him, this farmer of the Thiernoise mountains, deserves to be classified as a world heritage of humanity.

 

Alain Benoit à la Guillaume, beekeeper/photographer, is the creator of the city of bees in Auvergne. Bee smoker in one hand, camera in the other, he sometimes manages to grasp the intimate moments of his bees, which he calls “apis magnifica”.

 

It is in this continuity that his new exhibition focuses on the state of the farmer, on this way of life where one is born a farmer... where one is a farmer in his own right. A rural civilization where everything is intertwined, where one lives permanently with his animals and where even when he has retired, the farmer cannot and will not stop.

 

With this exhibition, Alain Benoit à la Guillaume wants to pay tribute to his father, who as a young man raised the six cows on the family farm in the Haut Jura, as well as his mother, a teacher, and other artists like Agnès Varda, Sabine Weiss, Raymond Depardon, and Christophe Agou.

 

In this era where it is necessary to do everything at the speed of light, he prefers slowness, closeness, and emotion, associated with backlighting, chiaroscuro, and natural light, tinged with a zest of malice. These are essential ingredients in his way of seeing.

L’écho de nos présences (The Echo of Our Presence)

LechoDeNosPresences

From 1 to 28 February 2020

During the festival: Every day from 9 AM to 10 PM
Outside of the festival: Monday to Friday from 9 AM to 4 PM

  • Galerie Dolet
    25 rue Étienne-Dolet
    Clermont-Ferrand

Free admission

Opening: Saturday, 1st February at 7 PM (at the end of the two African Perspectives sessions), in the presence of the artists.

Alongside the program “African Perspectives”, showing films by African filmmakers, and from African diasporas , this exhibition is an encounter, an instantaneous and constant transfer, between the works of two artists: Camille Juthier and Seumboy Vrainom: €. From the contact between these two artists’ work arises a brilliance that gives birth to hypotheses. The works of art connect and respond, developing a dialogue. The exhibition is conceived as a place where a new way of living in the digital world is experienced, respectful of the living and the spirits that inhabit it. The two artists appropriate the ecological, feminist and decolonial struggles to bring out unique and intimate stories. Their works are hence like apostrophes that penetrate us, assail us, awaken us and confuse us.

 

Curator: Camille Varenne

Coïncidences [Coincidences] by Machin machin

coincidences copie

8 January to 28 February 2020

  • Maison Internationale Universitaire
    9 rue Kessler
    Clermont-Ferrand

Free admission

Every day from 10 AM to 8 PM

Opening: Tuesday, 4 February 2020 at 6 PM in the presence of the artists

Illustrations

22 young professionals and students react in images to the artistic universe of the illustrator to whom we owe this edition’s poster: Susa Monteiro. Exploring various graphic horizons and inventive ways of expression, the 11 pairs that were randomly formed among the artists present 11 diptychs alongside some works by Susa Monteiro herself, sponsor of the exhibition. Coincidences is a collaborative project with a common impulse: let one’s inspiration run wild in the face of the illustrator’s bewitching work and her way of communicating with us. This innovation within the festival brings together unique sensibilities and allows us to share them, all while showcasing the work of Susa Monteiro.

Des affiches pour un festival [Posters for a Festival] (15th edition)

DesAffiches

31 January to 8 February 2020

  • Résidence Universitaire Étienne-Dolet (1st floor)
    25 rue Étienne-Dolet
    Clermont-Ferrand

Free admission

And if it were up to you to create the festival poster… what would it look like? This is what we proposed to the schools of the Livradois-Forez participating in the Cinémôme sessions during the festival. In order to prepare and enhance their attendance at the screenings, each class was asked to give free rein to their imaginations and create their own festival posters. For this 15th edition, students (K-G4) and their teachers were not only given the opportunity to review and modify the festival’s official poster, but also to immerse themselves in the “Rural Ways” theme of the festival, or to reflect on the word “Cinema”. An exhibition that is not lacking in inventiveness!

This exhibition is set up by Ciné Parc (a travelling cinema in the Livradois-Forez Regional Natural Park) in partnership with the cultural service of the CROUS and participating schools.

Paysans pot de chagrin [The Dwindling Pot of Rural Ways]

Paysans pot de chagrin

From 1 to 15 February 2020

Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 2-7 PM

  • Atelier Formes et Couleurs
    Maison des Beaumontois
    21 rue René-Brut - 63110 Beaumont

Free admission

www.formesetcolors63.fr

Plastic arts

Through short film, the adult and youth workshops of Formes et Couleurs once again plough the fields of the imaginary. And this year, they are reaping the green wheat from the films screened for them at La Jetée in a sneak preview of the festival.

Rabbits hide in the countryside and many questions simmer in the pot of the rural worlds.

The artists, through their creations, offer us images of the world that is to come.

During the festival, an exhibition will open the barn doors wide to the public and showcase their harvests at the Maison des Beaumontois. Come one, come all!

Jean-Baptiste-Maurice-Bielawski (1838-1921)

BIELAWSKI-CMJN

From 28 January to 15 February 2020

From Tuesday to Saturday from 10 PM to 12:30 PM and from 2:30 PM to 7 PM
Sunday, 2 February from 3 PM to 7 PM

  • Librairie Nos Racines d’Auvergne
    5 place de la Victoire - Clermont-Ferrand

Free admission

The most Auvergnat scholar of the Poles

The Cercle Littéraire et Artistique Catherine-de-Medicis (Auvergne - Bourbonnais - Velay), and the Librairie Nos Racines d'Auvergne celebrate the 42nd Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival and Poland through an exhibition on the Auvergnat scholar of Polish origin Jean-Baptiste-Maurice Bielawski (1838-1921).

 

Jean-Baptiste-Maurice Biélawski was born in Clermont-Ferrand in 1838 to a father who was a hero of the 1830 national uprising in Poland and a refugee in France. A captain during the 1870 war and a member of many learned societies, he was the author of numerous works, notably on the Auvergne.

 

A civil engineer and tax collector, he devoted his life to the historical, archaeological and geological study of the Auvergne region, particularly in the vicinity of Issoire.

Among his works, some are still authoritative, such as "Récits d'un touriste auvergnat" (1888) and "Histoire de la Comté d'Auvergne" (1868).

 

This exhibition will present original works, as well as rare and previously unpublished photographs and documents.

Agnès Geoffray

Agnès Geoffrey

1 February to 3 May 2020

From Tuesday to Saturday from 2 PM to 6 PM
Sunday from 3 PM to 6 PM

  • FRAC Auvergne
    6 rue du Terrail
    Clermont-Ferrand

Free admission

Opening: Saturday, 1 February at 5 PM

Evening: Thursday, 6 February from 6 PM to 9 PM

Photographs

From the beginning, Agnes Geoffray’s work has been based on a reflection on the status of the image, on how the images reach us, on their fictional potential, on their power of truth and falsification.

Agnès Geoffray is a photographer, but part of the iconography she uses is carried out without photography, through the recovery of archival images that she did not author, and which supply a work of adjustment, editing, and retouching. So, there are images that sometimes come from her own shots; there are images that she finds and uses as is or makes subtle changes to them. There are also missing images, works without images developed from texts that replace the images: this is not a break in her creation but just another way of making images, only without images.

The works unfold in their strange presence, in their disturbing beauty veiled by the evocation of sometimes tragic historical facts. They manifest themselves in whispers, withdrawal, in discreet allusions, subtly unravelling what is hidden and played in the images: their hidden violence, their manipulative power, their possible corruption.

Following the acquisition of the photographic series Incidental Gestures in 2014 and the film Sutures in 2016 for its collection, the FRAC Auvergne wished to entrust to Agnès Geoffray all of its spaces as well as its showcases in order to display her mind of great acuity, carried by a unique poetry that grants the images a heightened affective dimension.

 

Jean-Charles Vergne,

Director of FRAC Auvergne,

Curator of the exhibition

Comme une valse à trois pans [Like a Three-Panel Waltz]

Comme une valse à 3 pans

From 31 January to 29 February 2020

From 31 January to 8 February: every day from 2 PM to 7 PM
From 9 to 29 February: Thursday to Saturday from 2 PM to 7 PM

  • Labo 1880
    16 rue du Port
    Clermont Ferrand

Free admission

Contact: Corinne Chosson/ corinne@labo1880.fr/ 04 73 14 18 51

Photographs by Rémi Boissau

“Black-and-whitened under the successive harnesses of film and theatre stages, of journalism and long-term reporting, navigating from sensitive landscapes to sensible portraits, Rémi Boissau sets out to discover his treasures with a magnifying glass, this stethoscope of the photographer. Looking back at thirty years of film – where the imagination has the time to bud between the click and the lab, far away from the digital incontinent – he returns to these paths through thousands of 24x36 mm reels. The filming, the image that reveals itself, and then this late return: the three-beat waltz drives us towards chance encounters of sketches and materials. One image pops up, matures, then another, or sometimes two at once, which like grown-ups find their natural and primitive tripedal balance. Evidence of traits, themes and shapes that have escaped from daily life, which are gathered, measured and calmly reply to each other, and tell us of the surprises and stories to follow...”

 

Denis Couderc - February 2019

Love Stories

Love Stories-Catherine Primot

From 26 January to 16 February 2020

From Tuesday to Saturday 12 PM to 7 PM

  • Galerie Rosa da Rua
    15 place du Terrail
    Clermont-Ferrand

Free admission

Open Sunday, 2 February

Plastic arts

Nine artists brought together by the collective La Dézinguerie envision love and sensuality in their own way. Illustrations, textile art, engraving, sculptures... though the techniques may differ, the artistic spirit remains light, quirky and poetic.

Artists :

  • Alfred on the Moon (Soissons)
  • Marie Alster (Clermont-Ferrand)
  • Sandra Baud (Lausanne)
  • Cinémailles (Paris)
  • Colonel Krånk (Clermont-Ferrand)
  • Olivia Ferrand (Lyon)
  • Pierre Fraenckel (Mulhouse)
  • Catherine Primot (Clermont-Ferrand)
  • Secrètes Savonnettes (Lyon)

Contacts

Presse nationale et internationale
Presse régionale

Lang'Art

LechoDeNosPresences

From 4th February to 15th February 2019
Monday and Wednesday from 2pm to 7pm, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 6pm to 8pm or by appointment
Free and open to the public

  • Atelier Formes et couleurs
    Maison des Beaumontois
    21 rue René Brut
    63110 Beaumont

www.formesetcouleurs63.fr
06 79 73 15 87

 

Plastic arts

Let's be clear: children and adults really do converse with colors at the Atelier Formes et Couleurs in Beaumont. What do they talk about? Everything, nothing, feathers dreaming in the trees, films screened for them at La Jetée as a preview of the Short Film Festival. For who? For what? The ace of spades might tell you if you come to see the exhibit cadavre exquis during the Festival, at the workshop of the Maison des Beaumontois. But make no mistake: not everything will be revealed.