Conference jeudi 26 septembre 2013 à 19h30
For Treize, Fabien Giraud and Ida Soulard perform in Paris, after Marfa (Texas), the conference part of their project The Marfa Stratum.
The Marfa Stratum is an ongoing project initiated by Fabien Giraud and Ida Soulard in 2013. It is made of two elements : a series of sculptures and a book to be released in 2015.
" Entrada was the term coined by spanish conquistadors of the 16th century and described by Charles Nicholl as a journey where “you left the margins, the settled, the known and made your entrance into that unmapped interior where just about anything was possible”. In Marfa, the axiomatic monsters of the cartographies of conquistadors are here replaced by neoliberal chimeras wandering in the immaculate oil innervated white cubes of art institutions. From the deflagration of cocaine infused dopamine in the brain of international curators to the cognitive erosion of the ecological crisis, the book of Fabien Giraud and Ida Soulard will be both a grotesquely realist epic of neoliberal art and a practical manual to build escape vessels out of its stasis.
As an introduction to this work this conference will speculate on an ever repeating Marfa: our present stuck in an infinite geological loop where Marfa rises and vanishes in an everlasting oscillation over millions of years. The conference will address the possibility of creating a map of this situation and ways to navigate through it."
Fabien Giraud & Ida Soulard are artist & art historian, born in 1980 & 1985, live and work in Paris.
More about The Marfa Stratum on Marfa Public Radio : http://