October 31, 2011 - Paris Photo - Live Platform
October 31, 2011

Live Platform

Poster for “Les Roméos” by Dora Garcia.

Live Platform
Paris Photo 2011
10–13 November 2011
with the LUMA Foundation

MUTATIONS
A curatorial project by Chantal Pontbriand

Venue: Grand Palais
Avenue Winston-Churchill
75008 Paris
Opening hours:
Noon–8 pm, 9.30 pm Friday, 7 pm Sunday
Opening preview (by invitation only):
Wednesday, 9 November from 7 pm to 10 pm

www.parisphoto.fr

The world is changing, so is photography!
The Paris Photo Platform is exploring different aspects of these changes and their links to the medium.
Four days on Geography, Technology, Society / Media, and Body.

For its 15th edition, Paris Photo invites you to:
• A daily noontime encounter with a special guest hosted by Chantal Pontbriand
(Noontime Encounters)
• Round-table discussions with artists, critics, curators, collectors
• Interviews with artists (Artists’ Views) and Book Signings
• Performances linked to photography

Most of the Platform events are held in the Rotonde de la Reine, Grand Palais.
For more information or changes in the programme: www.parisphoto.fr

The Live Platform has a companion book:
Mutations, Perspectives on Photography
Edited by Chantal Pontbriand, preface by Julien Frydman,
Steidl/Paris Photo, 2011, 60 authors, 416 pages, 389 images.

THURSDAY NOV. 10: GEOGRAPHY
12:30 Noontime Encounter by Chantal Pontbriand
SASKIA SASSEN, sociologist, Columbia University, New York

14:30 Round table 1
Emerging regions and boomerang effect on the West
With Sven Augustinjen, Carl de Keyzer, Joana Hadjithomas & Khalil Joreige, Adrian Rifkin, Artur Walther, Élisabeth Lebovici (moderator)

16:00 to 17:00 Artists’ Views: interviews with three artists by Caroline Hancock
16:00 Mitch Epstein_16:20 Edgar Martins_16:40 Mathieu K. Abonnenc

17:30 Round table 2
Zones of conflict: a boon for art?
With Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin, Jo Ractliffe, Bruno Serralongue, Dork Zabunyan, Carles Guerra (moderator)

19:00 Performance PIERRE LEGUILLON La Promesse de l’écran
Pierre Leguillon gives another turn to his projection project with an original concept : The Photography Manual. Through this projection/performance, he displays 66 scenes from the cinema linked to photography. (Production: Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne.)

12:00–19:00 Performance DORA GARCIA les Roméos
Who are these young men you see at the fair? If you come across one of them, he might talk to you, or you may suddenly recognize him…

FRIDAY NOV. 11: TECHNOLOGY
12:30 Noontime Encounter par/by Chantal Pontbriand
PETER WEIBEL, artist, media theoretician and curator, ZKM | Center for Art and Media director

14:30 Round table 1
Photography as a mutating medium and its imaginary potential: illusion or reality?
With Roger Ballen, Gerard Byrne, David Campany, David Claerbout, Dora Garcia, Françoise Parfait, Guillaume Le Gall (moderator)

16:00 to 17:00 Artists’ Views: interviews with three artists by Marie Muracciole
16:00 Pierre Leguillon_16:20 Rinko Kawauchi_16:40 Penelope Umbrico

17:30 Round table 2
Is there a future for machines in photography? Will the digital revolution absorb photography completely?
With Michael Newman, Christoph Schaden, Brian Wallis, Simon Baker (moderator)

19:00 Performance TIM ETCHELLS PMDLD/Empty Stages
Borrowing on the idea of the lecture, Tim Etchells presents a performative talk about two of his projects, which are collections of the photographs of dance and bodily movement and empty stages he has come across.

20:00 Encounter with Mr PIPPIN
About his performance Photographicus Philosophicus, realized for Paris Photo 2011 and the Mutations Platform.
Often acted out in the absence of the public, Mr Pippin’s performances explore experiments that produce unique photographs with unusual means and question photography itself.

20:30 Performance ELLIE GA The Fortunetellers
A narration in the form of images, where photographs are displayed to evoke the suspension of time in the context of many months in residency on a boat, immobilized in ice.

12:00 – 19:00 Performance DORA GARCIA les Roméos
Who are these young men you see at the fair? If you come across one of them, he might talk to you, or you may suddenly recognize him…

SATURDAY NOV.12: SOCIETY / MEDIA
12:30 Noontime Encounter by Chantal Pontbriand
ALLAN SEKULA, artist and writer, Los Angeles

14:30 Round table 1
Are social networks a logical outgrowth of photography?
With Jim Goldberg, Rob Hornstra, Marysia Lewandowska, Taryn Simon, Mikhael Subotzky, Marie Muracciole (moderator)

16:00 to 17:00 Artists’ Views: interviews with three artists by Dominique Fontaine
16:00 Jodi Bieber_16:20 Mohamed Bourouissa_16:40 Bouchra Khalili

17:30 Round table 2
Photography and the invention of the idea of community
With Roger Ballen, Katerina Gregos, Susan Meiselas, Giovanna Zapperi (moderator)

19:00 Performance KAPWANI KIWANGA Afrogalactica, a brief history of the future
Kiwanga, posing as an anthropologist of the future, reflects on the Afrofuturist movement and its implication in the development of a hybrid iconography, plunging into the past as well as using science fiction to make up projections about the future.

12:00–19:00 Performance DORA GARCIA les Roméos
Who are these young men you see at the fair? If you come across one of them, he might talk to you, or you may suddenly recognize him…

SUNDAY NOV 13: BODY
12:30 Grand entretien / Noontime Encounter by Chantal Pontbriand
JEAN-FRANCOIS CHEVRIER, art Historian and critic, professor, École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris

14:30 Round table 1
Present-day geographies and technologies reshape the body in new ways: How does art bear witness to these phenomena?
With Valérie Belin, Sunil Gupta, Vlatka Horvat, Zanele Muholi, Laurent Jeanpierre (moderator)

16:00 Artists’ Views: interviews with three artists by Caoimhín Mac Giolla Léith
16:00 Matt Collishaw_16:20 Bertien Van Manen_16:40 Taryn Simon

17:30 Table-ronde 2 / Round table 2
If, as McLuhan puts it, “the medium is the message”, has pixel pitch supplanted lens quality and if so, in favour of what vision of the world?
With Tania Mouraud, Julião Sarmento, Simon Starling, Patrick Tosani, Jacinto Lageira (moderator)

12:00–19:00 Performance DORA GARCIA les Roméos
Who are these young men you see at the fair? If you come across one of them, he might talk to you, or you may suddenly recognize him…

Watch out for BOOK SIGNINGS EVERY DAY, with Jane Evelyn Atwood, Mohamed Bourouissa, Patrick Faigenbaum, Gilbert Garcin, Valérie Jouve, Rinko Kawauchi, Edgar Martins, Martin Parr, Marion Poussier, Vivian Sassen, Jem Southam, Michael Wolf, amongst many others.

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