In solemn silence, one can hear the odd sound of a video or installation. A body moves about on its own in the hall. Visitors stand in front of a piece, reading from a handout, always keeping a prudent distance for the artworks. They bend forward slightly to get a better look at the label with their hands behind their backs.
What choreographies can be activated in the exhibition hall? The body and its gestures are given centre stage in the CA2M exhibition programme for 2017–2018. In the guided tours we will put into practice other ways of seeing an exhibition, analysing social choreographies and their political readings. Using elements like the voice, the body and its relationship with space, we will engage collectively with the artworks. We believe that this will potentially turn the halls at CA2M into meeting spaces where people can negotiate the roles of the voices that exhibit and the silences of those who always listen. In these tours we will eschew the usual walkthrough with its single discourse in order to open up the space to create new imaginaries for the body: Is it possible to glide through the exhibition in another way? What will happen when our bodies look together and our voices intersect in the hall?
Some of the exhibitions on view:
(27 October 2017 – 21 January 2018): Saturday 12:30 and Sunday 18:30
Elements of Vogue. A case study in performance radical
(17 November 2017 – 6 May 2018): Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at 18:30
Tours for general public: Wednesdays and Fridays at 18:30H. Saturdays and Sundays 12:30 H & 18:30 H. From june to september, Saturdays & Sundays at 19:00 H. No previous reservation required.
Group Tours: from 8 to 30 people. For reservation email to [email protected].