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Julien Bismuth, Willy Nilly, performance, 2016

visual identity © Lieux Communs

photo: Arthur Perret

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Julien Bismuth, exhibition view Sibyl Sybil, La Criée centre for contemporary art, Rennes, 2017

production: La Criée centre for contemporary art, Rennes

photo: Benoît Mauras

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Julien Bismuth, Ply, 2013, A period or a distraction, styrofoam, gouache, 2011 and A thought, 2013, exhibition view Sybil Sybil, La Criée centre for contemporary art, Rennes, 2017

photo: Benoît Mauras

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Julien Bismuth, A period or a distraction, 2011, exhibition view Sybil Sybil, La Criée centre for contemporary art, Rennes, 2017

photo: Benoît Mauras

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Julien Bismuth, Nasse, exhibition view Sibyl Sybil, La Criée centre for contemporary art, Rennes, 2017

production: La Criée centre for contemporary art, Rennes

photo: Benoît Mauras

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Julien Bismuth, exhibition view Sibyl Sybil, La Criée centre for contemporary art, Rennes, 2017

production: La Criée centre for contemporary art, Rennes

photo: Benoît Mauras

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Julien Bismuth, Caspar, exhibition view Sibyl Sybil, La Criée centre for contemporary art, Rennes, 2017

production: La Criée centre for contemporary art, Rennes

photo: Benoît Mauras

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Julien Bismuth, Sibyl Sybil, video, exhibition view Sybil SybilLa Criée centre for contemporary art, Rennes 2017

production: La Criée centre for contemporary art, Rennes

photo: Benoît Mauras

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Julien Bismuth, exhibition view Sibyl Sybil, La Criée centre for contemporary art, Rennes, 2017

photo: Benoît Mauras

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Julien Bismuth, exhibition view Sibyl Sybil, La Criée centre for contemporary art, Rennes, 2017

photo: Benoît Mauras

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Julien Bismuth, exhibition view Sibyl Sybil, La Criée centre for contemporary art, Rennes, 2017

photo: Benoît Mauras

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Julien Bismuth, Collection of stereotypes for clichés, detail, exhibition view Sibyl Sybil, La Criée centre for contemporary art, Rennes, 2017

photo: Benoît Mauras

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Julien Bismuth, Everything has a face and every face has its thing, exhibition view Sybil Sybil, La Criée centre for contemporary art, Rennes, 2017

production: La Criée centre for contemporary art, Rennes

photo: Benoît Mauras

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Julien Bismuth, exhibition view Sibyl Sybil, La Criée centre for contemporary art, Rennes, 2017

photo: Benoît Mauras

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Julien Bismuth, Jests, exhibition view Sybil Sybil, La Criée centre for contemporary art, Rennes, 2017

production: La Criée centre for contemporary art, Rennes

photo: Benoît Mauras

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Julien Bismuth, Jest, exhibition view Sybil Sybil, La Criée centre for contemporary art, Rennes, 2017

production: La Criée centre for contemporary art, Rennes

photo: Benoît Mauras

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Julien Bismuth, Letters to an exhibition, performance, La Criée centre for contemporary art, Rennes, 2017

production: La Criée centre for contemporary art, Rennes

photo: Marion Sarrazin

Exhibition

Sibyl Sybil

Julien Bismuth


Dear Marion,

I keep erasing what I’ve recorded and starting over, not even listening to it, just erasing it and starting over.

I can’t find a way to describe the show or the works. Something sticks when I try to bring them into language in that way, from that direction. I’d rather tell you about something else, the title, for example. The Sibyl is a figure from Greek mythology. The Sibyil is an oracle. Her home has “a hundred openings, a hundred mouths.” She writes her predictions on oak tree leaves, dispersed to the winds. When I looked up the spelling of her name, I found that there were two, and that the other referred to a book and a film from the 70s that you may have seen.

I wanted to hang the show on a name like you would a coat on a coathhook. I wanted the name to be that of a figure and the figure that came to mind was the Sibyl, of which there is not one but many.

I could describe the works. I could tell you that there will be a video, images, objects, but also marks or traces on the walls or the floors or the doors even. And that I’ll also be showing collections, collections of things that I come across, that I end up with, and that end up in my studio and come to play a role in my thinking.

But I’d rather talk a bit more about the Sibyl. I like the idea of a text that’s received. I like the idea of a text that’s communicated in dispersed fragments. There is a passivity to what we call the creative process. A receptivity that allows one to receive or encounter whatever it is that an idea is. A blind thing, fumbling for its form.

Julien Bismuth, May 2017



Meeting

Julien Bimuth

Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 3 pm

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Produced works

Julien Bismuth

  • Sibyl, Sybil, 2017
  • Caspar, 2017
  • Lettres à l'exposition, 2017
  • Jests, 2017
  • chaque chose a son visage et chaque visage a sa chose, 2017
  • Jest,
  • Nilly, 2017
  • Nasse, 2017
  • Une pensée, 2013
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Green Flashes

Lettres à l’exposition

Julien Bismuth

Friday 23 June, Wednesday 28 June and Thursday 29 June 2017

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Performance and symposium

Sky Poems

David Antin

27 & 29 September 2018, Los Angeles and San Diego

apocryphe

Green Flash

Apocryphe

Pierre Galopin
Lise Lerichomme

Tuesday 11 July 2017

6pm

LeScribe

Célia Houdart, Le Scribe et un sphinx / The Scribe is a sphinx

the futuristic short story by Célia Houdart about the cycle, While I was also listening […]

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Cycle

While I was also listening […]

Felicia Atkinson, Julien Bismuth and Yann Sérandour

from January 2017 to February 2018