Curatorial residency - Fondation FIMINCO

CURATORIAL RESIDENCY
OF THE FONDATION FIMINCO

Each year, the Fondation Fiminco host an 11-month curatorial residency, for a curator, giving him or her the opportunity to develop his or her work and research. The selected curator benefit from studios, accommodation and collective spaces.

À temps et À Contre-Temps - Freedom of Sleep

Freedom of Sleep is an interdisciplinary project that explores the desynchronisation between our bodies and society. Curated by Anabelle Lacroix, the project takes place within the framework of an 11-month residency at the Fondation Fiminco. The project will conclude with an exhibition À temps et À Contre-Temps: towards a Freedom of Sleep between the 7th and the 31st May 2021.

Discover the website dedicated to this project.

 

The project aims to explore the night time, and insomnia, as a form of dissent, slow transformation, awakening and action.

In a society that blinds us by continuous 24 hours work, this curatorial research reflects upon the desynchronisation of the body through our norms and ideas of productivity, efficiency, attention, distraction, vigilance and free time, as well as inertia, and movements of rising and collapsing.

For many of us, sleep disorders are linked to stress, anxiety and time spent on screens. These are the effects of so-called ‘cognitive capitalism’. In a feel good economy, our anxieties needs to be reevaluated. This virtue signals that something is wrong, and listening to it prompts us to act.

This project aims to flip insomnia around by reinvesting in the night and its activities, and by reflecting upon contemporary shifts in society and culture. The project emphasises listening and temporal practices, such as performance, film and sound art.

A project supported by Liquid Architecture and sub_ʇxǝʇ radio. It was launched during White Night Paris 2020. Anabelle Lacroix is assisted by Andréanne Béguin, Assistant Curator.

 

White Night 2020

Freedom of Sleep was launched during the White Night 2020 at the Fondation Fiminco. Anabelle Lacroix, curator in residency, offered a cross-disciplinary program to launch her project. From 7 p.m. to 1 a.m., the public was able to discover in situ works and outdoor concerts, in collaboration with Threads Radio and sübtext řadiõ.

 

  

Freedom of Sleep, Fondation Fiminco, 3 Octobre 2020, vue d’installation. Vivien Le Jeune Durhin, installation in-situ, sérigraphie. Photo : Vivien Le Jeune Durhin.

Freedom of Sleep, Fondation Fiminco, 3 Octobre 2020, table ronde : art, sommeil, et écoute active avec Stéphanie Jamet et Arnaud Guerry, diffusion sub_ʇxǝʇ radio.

Freedom of Sleep, Fondation Fiminco, 3 Octobre 2020, vue d’installation. Vivien Le Jeune Durhin, installation in-situ, sérigraphie. Photo : Vivien Le Jeune Durhin.

Freedom of Sleep, Fondation Fiminco, 3 Octobre 2020, vue d’installation. Vivien Le Jeune Durhin, installation in-situ, sérigraphie. Photo : Vivien Le Jeune Durhin.

Freedom of Sleep, Fondation Fiminco, 3 Octobre 2020, vue d’installation. Sonia Leber & David Chesworth, Myriad Falls, 2017 vidéo HD. Courtesy des artistes, soutient du Australian Council for the Arts. Photo : no3sis.

Freedom of Sleep, Fondation Fiminco, 3 Octobre 2020, table ronde : art, sommeil, et écoute active avec Stéphanie Jamet et Arnaud Guerry, diffusion sub_ʇxǝʇ radio. Photo : no3sis.

Freedom of Sleep, Fondation Fiminco, 3 Octobre 2020, vue d’installation. Salma Cheddadi, Chasseur sachant chasser, 2012, 10mn, vidéo HD. Collection d’art contemporain du département de la Seine Saint-Denis. Photo : no3sis.

Freedom of Sleep, Fondation Fiminco, 3 Octobre 2020, Antoine Calvino, performance et diffusion sub_ʇxǝʇ radio. Photo : no3sis.

Freedom of Sleep, Fondation Fiminco, 3 Octobre 2020, no3sis, performance et diffusion sub_ʇxǝʇ radio. Photo : no3sis.

Freedom of Sleep, Fondation Fiminco, 3 Octobre 2020, Hanne Lippard, performance et diffusion sub_ʇxǝʇ radio. Photo : no3sis.

Freedom of Sleep, Fondation Fiminco, 3 Octobre 2020, Dress Rehearsals, performance et diffusion sub_ʇxǝʇ radio. Photo : no3sis.

From Wakefulness to Consciousness

Disclaimer is a journal for new thinking and writing on listening and sound, published by Liquid Architecture.

This new edition From Wakefulness to Consciousness focuses on the politics, poetics and aesthetics of sleeplessness, framed by a broader inquiry into the desynchronisation between bodies and society, and a wish to reclaim night-time and its energies, whether natural, cosmic, sonic or otherwise.

It extends an invitation to listen with insomnia, to open a space to listen in and through our bodies. Inspired by bodily rhythms and the pace of production, we have programmed a slow release in five parts – dissonance, collapse, release, awakening and respite – from November 2020 into January 2021.

This collection is edited by Paris based Associate Curator and Liquid Architecture Alumni, Anabelle Lacroix, and features contributions from artists, curators and researchers in both Europe and Australia: Mattin, Elena Biserna, Tobi Maier, Geoff Robinson, Clare Milledge, Tom Smith with Jon Watts, Zoe Scoglio, Tricky Walsh, Debris Facility Ltd Pty, Kengné Téguia, Holly Childs and Angela Goh, Pan Pan Kolektiva, Alexander Powers, Jannah Quill, Anne Zeitz and SJ Norman.