|Anne-Julie Raccoursier||1||artist's edition|
It is a well-known fact that Finns are not afraid of anything. They often love unusual sport events: mobile throwing Olympics, wife carrying contests, mosquito killing competitions, sauna world championships. In the same spirit, every year, not far from the Polar circle, is held the Air Guitar World Championships to which Anne-Julie Raccoursier has dedicated a video work. Entitled Noodling (2006, 7’20’’), it reveals, in close-up, stylish contestants, unlikely clones of Frank Zappa or Billy Idol. They ape the gestures of these musicians at the climax of their shows. The state of exaltation of the candidates is tempered by the absence of soundtrack. An additional distance is created between them and us: in slow motion, their gestures, sometimes hidden out of shot, seem loaded with affect and could equally suggest (solitary) pleasure or pain, ecstasy or hysteria. (more…)
With Olivier Bardin, Gianni Motti, Florian Pumhösl, Anne-Julie Raccoursier and Markus Schinwald.
Presentation of editions of the Centre d’édition contemporaine, with Gianni Motti, Sans titre, 2006 and CMS, Compact Muon Solenoid experiment, Cern, 2006; Florian Pumhösl, Etudes abstraites, 2004; Anne-Julie Raccoursier, Remote viewer 2, 2007; and Markus Schinwald, Les Boîtes, 2007
François Curlet, Jérôme Leuba, Anne-Julie Raccoursier et Markus Schinwald
Presentation of recent editions of the CEC, in particular those realized as gifts for the 2006 and 2007 members of the association of the Centre d’édition contemporaine: François Curlet, PUB-UP (mini portfolio of five facsimile), 2007 and Jérôme Leuba, battlefield#39 (colour poster), 2007