With Stéphane Degoutin and Gwenola Wagon.
In the novel published by Samuel Butler in 1871, the inhabitants of Erewhon, discovering that machines evolve, and evolve faster than living beings, decide to get rid of them. They destroy all their machines.
One hundred and fifty years later, we rediscover the city of Erewhon. But machines have not disappeared. Quite the contrary. Machines now take care of everything: industry, agriculture, leisure, safety. Machines even take care of humans. Everything seems to have gone for the best. Humans seem to be happy. Yet there is something uncanny about them.
We offer an exploration of the city of Erewhon through ten video episodes.
Projection / Live with Méryll Ampe, GMEA, Centre National de Création Musicale, Albi — TarnAlbi, 17 – 18 novembre 2021
Vidéo surveillance, Surprise du visible, Lavoir numérique, 22 Octobre 2021 – 9 janvier 2022
Working Towards Our Own Obsolescence, NeMe Art Center, Cyprus, 18 juin-30 juillet 2021
FLiMM – Festival libre du Moyen Métrage. Ciné concert avec Meryll Ampe DOC, Paris, 23 octobre 2020
Infinite Village Cora Von Zeschwitz & Tilman, Les parallèles du Sud, Manifesta 13 Marseille, juillet-septembre 2020
Nicht Museum für Zeitgemäße Kunst (Non Museum for Contemporary Art), Neumarkt Dresden, 25 juillet 2020
saisonvideo.com Erewhon / Series online on Season Video, March 18 – April 28, 2020
Season Video Lecture about Erewhon, Université de Lille, 29 – 31 rue Leverrier Tourcoing March 31, 2020
Screening and debate, National Library François Mitterrand, petit auditorium, March 6, 2020. Free entrance.
La fabrique du regard / Le Bal Mon œil. Programme pédagogique Cinéma des cinéastes. www.le-bal.fr, February 25, 2020
Contemporary American Fiction in the Face of Technical Innovation, Cinémathèque, Sorbonne Nouvelle University, 13 rue Santeuil, Paris, January 23, 2020
Forum Ouvert Oeuvres et Recherches, Le Fresnoy, Tourcoing, November 28, 2019
Les vitrines Eur-ArTec, Centre des arts d’Enghien-les-Bains November 5, 2019
Festival DokumentArt films & futures, Neubrandenburg, Germany October 15-20, 2019
Lecture, screening “Welcome to Erewhon”, Georgia Tech Center for the Arts, France Atlanta, Atlanta September 29, 2019
Lecture, screening, Festival Perspectives, Matrice. Paris. July 2019
Screening of the last episodes followed by performance Erewhyna – 3 morts brutales” d’Olivier Bosson. Jeu de Paume, Paris, may 7, 2019
Movie-concert “Erewhon” with Méryll Ampe, Mirage Festival, Lyon, April 6, 2019
Screening, presentation of the project, followed by a lecture by philosopher and writer Bruce Bégout and a movie-concert by composer Méryll Ampe, Jeu de Paume, Paris. January 22, 2019