Lili range le chat et Michiko Tsuda
Both based in France and in Switzerland, Caroline Bernard and Damien Guichard initiated the Lili range le chat collective almost 10 years ago. Working with new forms of cinema and so-called mobile images, the artists create artworks that are often the result of a trip or an exploration of the territory. Their work has been presented in many countries as part of exhibitions, conferences and workshops (Japan, Indonesia, Uzbekistan, Brazil, Ireland, Switzerland, France). Visiting professor at UQAM (École des arts visuels et médiatiques), Caroline Bernard has been teaching at École de photographie in Vevey since 2007. Damien Guichard is also a graphic designer. Together they actively participate in the Chemins de Traverse, a Geneva-based NGO dedicated to research on new forms of citizen activism.
Michiko Tsuda lives and works in Kanagawa, Japan. Through a practice of video and installation, the artist is interested in the act of seeing and what it implies. She has presented solo exhibitions such as Travelling (CHUV, Lausanne, Switzerland, 2012) and Occupants and King in the Configuration Forest (NTT ICC, Tokyo, 2012). Michiko Tsuda has also participated in several artist-in-residency programs, including ACAC (Aomori, 2010), Common Room (Bandung, 2010-2011), Space Bandee (Busan, 2011) and AIAV (Yamaguchi, 2012). She holds a PhD in Film and New Media Studies from Tokyo National University of the Arts.
OPENING THURSDAY, APRIL 25, 2013, AT 7:30 PM
PERFORMANCE FOLLOWED BY THE OPENING,APRIL 25, AT 7:30 PM
ARTIST TALK APRIL 27, AT 12:30 PM
a Six-voice lecture Six semaines de parallèles confondues Trente allers-retours entre ici et le centre de radiothérapie (Caroline Bernard, art&fiction éditions d’artistes, Lausanne, 2012) Marie-Eve Beaupré - Caroline Bernard - Christine Faucher -Marine Ledoux-Lebard - Morgane Lemetayer - Céline Poisson
The exhibition Géodésie brings together nine projects by Lili range le chat (Caroline Bernard and Damien Guichard) and the Japanese artist Michiko Tsuda. Geodesy, the Earth science of accurately measuring Earth's geometric shape, orientation in space, and gravitational field, is the unifying point of these works: each explores a facet of the impact of technology on the understanding of the world. The exhibition points out a paradox that comes with the advent of the digital world: freed from physical constraints the collection of data becomes more and more trivial, but because of this accumulation the collected information turns out less and less intelligible. Galerie B-312 would like to thank Optica, centre en art contemporain