Place de la liberté
Jacques and Eddie worked together from 2000 to 2005 in the audiovisual collective ewmo or in their wild duo Yoyo Foretnic. They meet up at VIDEOFORMES for a delicate plastic and sound art adventure about the Madeira landscapes.
Born in 1974 in Grenoble (38). Lives and works in Paris (75). Jacques Perconte has developed an artistic practice that is essentially linked to digital tools. He provokes the machine, pushes it to its limit, thinks about its insufficiencies and creates based on its errors. From film to photography, from online creations to installations, Jacques Perconte has produced for the past fifteen years digital pictorial art that is avant-gardist. He questions space, color, landscapes, and people. His films have have been shown around the world.
Born in 1975 in Angoulême (16). Lives and works in Saint-Maixant, near Bordeaux (33).
After studies in applied art, piano, and electroacoustics, Eddie Ladoire turned his work as a visual artist towards sound installations. He invites us to rethink our relationships with sound and space. His compositions-installations lie on the borders of concrete music and sound art.
The listener is confronted with a world of sound that he hears every day but doesn’t listen to. He can also be immersed in a moment of fiction, for which he has no clue and in which only his imagination and his experience will help him to find his way. Eddie Ladoire is the author of radio plays or sound postcards for France Musique. He collaborates with many other visual artists for whom he has created video or installation soundtracks.
The audiovisual performance Sweden for Beginners is an imaginative journey, calling forth a surreal account of the country Sweden. The performance is based on live improvisation, through which audiovisual material from field recordings and archives are combined into electronically engendered phantasms. Sounds and images from Swedish everyday life, from objects and landscapes are entangled with twisted stereotypes like Bergmanesque gloom, erotica and nature romanticism.
The video by Anders Weberg is based on field recordings in various contexts in Sweden made solely with a mobile phone. During the performance, the material from the field recordings is transformed into a dreamlike, organically fragmented and layered visual expression.
The sound by Robert Willim is based on soundscapes from Swedish everyday life, sounds from The Folklife Archives in Lund, Sweden, as well as electronically generated sounds. The sounds are broken up, processed and remixed into multitextured compositions that to some extent are sonic counterparts to Weberg’s fragmented and organic imagery.
Sweden for Beginners is related to a number of other works by Weberg and Willim, like the still ongoing series of city-specific films Elsewhereness, or earlier works like Surreal Scania (2006), Being There (2006) and Domestic Safari (2007). All of these deal with ideas about imaginary geographies, and the non-representation. They can be seen as experiments in world making and the rendering of culture, evoking parallel worlds that are ephemerally connected to places that are alluded to in the works.
Anders Weberg is an artist, experimental filmmaker and independent Curator.
The human body lies at the root of projects that formally and conceptually chart identity and its construction as a preamble to broaching matters of violence, genders, memory, loss or ideology in which personal experiences co-exists with references to popular culture, the media and consumerism. Specializing in digital technologies, he aims to mix genres and ways of expression to explore the potential of audio visual media.
Robert Willim is a researcher, artist and professor of European ethnology in Sweden. His research has focused on new media and digital culture. Another of his interests is the mixture of arts and cultural analysis. He participated in several art projects in parallel with his research. Most of these projects speak from experience related to space, landscape and geography.