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Clément Cogitore L'intervalle de résonance

Palais de Tokyo is presenting L’intervalle de résonance, an original monumental video installation by Clément Cogitore (born in 1983 in Colmar, lives between Strasbourg and Paris). Following on from his feature movie, Ni le ciel ni la terre [The Wakhan Front], which was shown at the Cannes Film Festival in 2015 and nominated for the 2016 César for Best First Feature Film, and his video Un Archipel, shown in 2011 at Palais de Tokyo, Clément Cogitore is pursuing his exploration of the rational and legendary reverberation of ungraspable phenomena.

The starting point of the video installation devised by Cogitore is based on two unexplained phenomena having physical origins: the supposed perception of sounds emitted by the Northern Lights, and the appearance of a mysterious luminous object in Alaska. In both cases, superstitions and the Inuit and Saami belief systems have disturbed the quest for scientific explanations. Through the images and stories produced by these phenomena, a tale is set midway “between a personal and a collective mythology, between scientific protocol and ritual celebration, between fiction and documentary” » (1)

Stratospheric images, reflected on the ground, are melded with a dispersion in the darkened space of a polyglot voice and celestial music, composed by Francesco Filidei (born in 1973, lives in Pisa) and Lorenzo Bianchi Hoesch (born in 1973, lives in Paris), leading to both a loss of spatial markers, and a disturbance of the senses.

(1) Anaël Pigeat, « Introducing Clément Cogitore », artpress n°386, février 2012, p.57-58

Curator : Daria de Beauvais

This exhibition benefits from the support of Sandra Hegedus - SAM ART Projects

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From 13/07/2016 to 11/09/2016

Open every day except Tuesdays, from noon until midnight

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Clément Cogitore

Born in 1983 in Colmar, Clément Cogitore lives and works between Strasbourg and Paris. After studying at the Ecole Supérieure des arts décoratifs, Strasbourg, and at the Fresnoy - Studio national des arts contemporains (Tourcoing) followed by a residency at the Villa Medici (Rome), the artist has developed a practice on the borderline between cinema and contemporary art. Marrying storytelling and experimental screenshot techniques, his work mingling films, videos, installations and photographs has been shown at international film festivals (Cannes, Locarno, Lisbon, Montreal), but also at such prestigious institutions as MoMA (New York), the Centre Pompidou (Paris) or the Museum of Fine Art in Boston. Clément Cogitore is represented by the galleries Eva Hober in Paris and Reinhard Hauff in Stuttgart.

During a Module at the Palais de Tokyo in 2011, the artist presented his video Un Archipel, which was also inspired from a mysterious news story. In 2015, his feature film Ni le ciel ni la terre [The Wakhan Front], was presented during the Semaine de la Critique at the Cannes Film Festival, then nominated for the César Award for Best First Feature Film, and has come in for an excellent critical reception.

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