As the laureate of Mission Jeunes Artistes (Young Artists Mission), I am invited to meet the following professionals over a period of three days in Toulouse in September:
I was selected based on my female genitalia project – Vis-à-vis. I really had trouble finding a space to exhibit this work in Paris. I will be exhibiting it in Arles, along with other more recent work. I also have a ongoing book project with a German editor near Berlin. Does anybody have any advice?
Many thanks go to Franck Maindon, Claire Bras, Linda, Jean-Marc Sanchez, Didier de Faÿs, William Ropp, Maxime Lacolley, Pierre Marilly, Sandrine D., Natacha.., and all the models.
LES RENCONTRES INTERNATIONALES DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE D’ARLES 2007
Projections of photographic series, at the international photography festival in Arles, France, July 2007.
Series by JM Babonneau aka. Better_World_Inc.
and by Chin-Chin Wu aka. Post-Modern China Doll.
We made this video with my coolpix camera and Better World Inc. did the editing. The choice of music is really eerie, which sort of transformed the whole experience for me. I dig it!
Vendredi 6 Juillet, à l’occasion du OFF de la Nuit de l’année, festival ArtCourtVideo 07, sur la façade du Théâtre d’Arles, rue Molière (près de l’espace Van Gogh), Etrange Etrangers commence la projection à 22h30 pile.
JM Babonneau proposera, en tant que VJ (Visual Jockey), une animation inédite de ses travaux photographiques en collaboration avec le DJ de ArtCourtVideo à la fin des projections.
Samedi 7 Juillet, au Cargo de Nuit, 7 avenue Sadi Carnot, Arles.
JM Babonneau proposera, en tant que VJ (Visual Jockey), une animation inédite des travaux photographiques d’Étranges Étrangers en collaboration avec le DJ du Cargo de Nuit, entre minuit et 4 heures du matin. www.cargodenuit.com
JM is arriving in Paris from Copenhagen on the 3rd of July and we are taking an early train on the 4th to Arles. We are likely to stay until Sunday the 8th. The program afterwards stays open. I think I’d like to see Zhang in the French Riviera, possibly hop to Vienne depending on the concerts this year, and take my Vienne sidekick Philippe’s invitation to Juan les Pins for Nora Jones and Keith Jarrett’s appearances (Attn: Tim!!).
What bothers me is that there’s a 10-day lapse of time and should I just bum around in the South or come back to Paris and get down to work? Or go to Peru and Istanbul? Afterwards, my Greek ex has extended an open invitation for me and Maxime in Athens and in a Greek Isle. Pékinoise is trying to get me to Beijing in September to make a short feature fiction. Meantime, I think I should shut myself off with Sandrine in some abandonned house in the countryside from July to August and finally finish the picture book project that we’ve been working on all year long. Decisions, decisions…