artistic practices

Marseille and Aix-en-Provence
January 25—February 10, 2024


February 10 at 14:00

Workshop, Talks
Duration: from 14h to 18h

Cité des Arts de la rue

Co-produced by Lieux Publics and FAI-AR. With the support of the Institut Français.

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In partnership with La Cité des Arts de la rue and Beaux-Arts de Marseille-INSEAMM

HOLE(S) and HILL(S) heal, Rituals, Practices and Shared Tools in Interlinked Living Systems

Parallèle has teamed up with Lieux Publics and Fai-ar to create a space-laboratory run by artists who have made responsibility for contemporary ecological emergencies a core part of their practice: Anne Lise le Gac, Louise Nicollon de Abbayes and the DOM- collective. Aimed at apprentices at the Fai-ar, and students of the Beaux-Arts de Marseille-INSEAMM, these workshops are designed to open up the field of possibilities for aspiring artists, and to generate desire and affirmation for urgent action in the face of climate change and the collapse of biodiversity.

The February 10 event is a time for feedback and discussion, in the main hall of the Cité des Arts de la rue, with the following program:

- from 2pm to 4pm: sharing of collective explorations and exchanges with artists in the form of live web radio in the greenhouse, performances, readings...

- from 4pm to 5:30pm: a conversation on how to consider and integrate ecological urgency into the process of artistic creation and production, as well as into the operation of the venues that host it. With Dom-, Anne Lise Le Gac, Louise Nicollon des Abbayes, workshop participants and Pamina de Coulon, artist programmed in Parallèle 14, Aude Cartier, director of the Maison des Arts de Malakoff and curator of the project Couper les fluides - alternatives pragmatopiques en 2023 and Nicolas Truong, journalist for Le Monde (Ideas-Debates section).

This time of discovery and exchange will conclude with a convivial moment over a drink, before the festival's closing evening at SOMA!


DOM- is an artistic project born in 2013 from the collaboration between artists Leonardo Delogu and Valerio Sirna. Over the years, other artists have expanded and transformed the collective's conformation to suit the project: Hélène Gautier, Mael Veisse, Arianna Lodeserto.DOM- interrogates the language of the performing arts by contaminating it with the activist approach of the Environmental Humanities and with the instances and imaginaries of feminist and queer ecologies. The research revolves around the relationship between bodies and territories, examining the crux of permeability and observing how power, nature, culture and marginality interact in public space. Experimenting with the tension between permanence and traversal, between stagnation and nomadism, DOM- is interested in the creation of particular dwelling practices, linked to the space and time of artistic production. DOM-'s interest is often directed towards exploring hybrid formats that emerge from the synergy and attentiveness of the forces at play, human and non-human, meteorological and compositional, mythological and future. DOM- produces performances, walks, gardens, texts, lectures and debates, audiovisual works, workshops, DJ sets and parties.
A number of works produced in recent years, such as L'uomo che cammina, La città che cammina Désert/ rituels pour les paysages, MU/ metaphysica urbana, MAMMA ROMA_ Esplorazioni urbane / Pratiche della percezione, Moto celeste, have been presented at various national and international festivals. DOM- has realized several community projects, including MIST/FOSCHIA/ rituals for landscapes (winning project of the OpenAgri call for proposals by the Municipality of Milan), ROMA NON ESISTE - public call for a nomadic community (winning project of the Estate Romana call for proposals by the Municipality of Rome), CORALE (collective art project in areas affected by the earthquake in central Italy). In 2019, DOM- received the Rete Critica award as best artistic and entrepreneurial project. In the same year, the collective is part of Oceano Indiano, the production and artistic residency project of Teatro India - Teatro di Roma. For Radio India, a project curated by Oceano Indiano and winner of the Premio Speciale Ubu 2020-2021, DOM- produced the programs Nausicaä. Vivere tra le rovine and Licantropia. Since 2021, Dom- has been an artist associated with the international network IN SITU - European Platform for artistic creation in public space - and with SARDEGNA TEATRO.

DOM- was welcomed to Marseille by Parallèle, L'Officina and the Festival de Marseille as part of the Maravilloso project for MP18 Quel amour! with the project L'uomo che cammina.

Anne Lise Le Gac studied at the École Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs de Strasbourg between 2003 and 2008, where she practiced performance and installation. Between 2011 and 2013, she joined the Essais training program at the Centre Chorégraphique d'Angers, then under the direction of Emmanuelle Huynh. She gradually focused her research on the hypothesis of "vernacular performance". Then Claudia Triozzi asked her to perform in her piece Boomerang - Le retour à soi. She accepted. Research and performances continued on their own and in conversation: GRAND MAL with Élie Ortis, artisan couturier, ACTION / TRADITION / COUVERCLE with Aymeric Hainaux, beatboxer performer and LE CAP with Pauline Le Boulba, PhD student in the DANSE department at Paris 8 University. Since 2015 and as a team, they activate OKAY CONFIANCE, a festival of performances / a festival of trust. Various venues welcome them in Marseille, Paris, Nice, Amsterdam. Spring 2017, La Station, artist run space from Nice, offers them a production residency, to continue writing a new featuring of their performance La Caresse du Coma. This project is shown during the Parallèle festival in Marseille and at La Tôlerie. It is programmed at Tanzquartier and Bâtard Festival. In spring 2018, Anne Lise joins the Residence & Reflection program at Kunstenfestivaldesarts in Brussels. Then La Ferme du Buisson hosts the 7th edition of the OKAY CONFIANCE festival during its Performance Day. In May 2019, she presents DUCTUS MIDI, co-written with Arthur Chambry, at Kustenfestivaldesarts in Brussels. In January 2021, she presents her new creation La Caresse du Coma ft. YOLO at the Parallèle festival with musician Loto Retina. It will then be presented at Centrale Fries, l'arsenic, Veem House for performance and the Nouveau Théâtre de Montreuil. Finally, in 2022, she created La Valware ft. Roulades ft. Vulnerable at T2G and continues the tour of La Caresse du Coma ft. YOLO at BIT Teatergarasjen in Bergen, at TOIHAUS as part of apap-FEMINIST FUTURES FESTIVAL organized by SZENE in Salzburg and at Festival Parallèle 13 in Marseille. Anne Lise Le Gac has been supported since 2017 in production/distribution by Parallèle.

Since 2017, Anne Lise le Gac has presented GRAND MAL at Théâtre des Bernardines, DUCTUS MIDI at Friche Belle de Mai and various parts of La Caresse du Coma at Friche and Montévidéo at the Festival Parallèle.

Louise Nicollon des Abbayes lives and works in Marseille. She holds degrees from the École des Beaux Arts de Nantes and the Université d'Aix-Marseille in political science and landscape analysis. Using sculpture, performance and narrative, she imagines and tests transdisciplinary and collaborative protocols that are as much ways of investing, analyzing and commenting on a territory as they are of renewing its formats of artistic representation. For the past four years, ceramics and the arts of fire have been privileged tools in her investigations, which are as much scientific, intimist, anthropological, therapeutic, militant as they are plastic, exploring in the turmoil of practice the following questions: what to do with polluted soils? How do we represent the landscape when we belong to it? Am I a witch and what are my skills? What constitutes heritage? What does fire tell me about myself? Does this gesture allow me to think better than my brain? Her raw material - minerals and plants, motifs, shapes, lexical fields, memories, know-how and anecdotes - is borrowed from the landscape, its events and its inhabitants, in the course of long explorations, surveys, collections and collective workshops. This approach does not, however, detach itself from the decorative, utilitarian, domestic or magical function of the object, but rather calls into question the human/nature/culture relationship in a decidedly complex contemporary environment.