October 14, 2019 - 49 Nord 6 Est – Frac Lorraine - Cécile B. Evans: Amos' World / Degrés Est : Juliette Mock
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October 14, 2019

49 Nord 6 Est – Frac Lorraine

Cécile B. Evans, Amos’ World (Production Still), 2019. Courtesy the artist & Emanuel Layr. Photo: Yuri Pattison.

Cécile B. Evans: Amos' World
Degrés Est : Juliette Mock
October 25, 2019–January 26, 2020

Opening: October 24, 7–9pm

49 Nord 6 Est – Frac Lorraine
1 Bis Rue des Trinitaires
57000 Metz
France
Hours: Tuesday–Friday 2–6pm,
Saturday–Sunday 11am–7pm

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Cécile B. Evans: Amos' World
October 25, 2019–January 26, 2020

Amos' World is a fictional television series that combines puppetry, animation, and live action across three episodes to follow a hyperlinked narrative about a progressive housing estate, its architect, and the tenants. The architect’s ambitions for the perfectly networked individual-communal housing structure are disrupted as the tenants become increasingly alienated from the building’s promises and begin to negotiate their own agency within their real and rendered contours. A cataclysmic event forces a change on the protagonists and the format of the series itself. Together, they reorient their focus towards finding a solution. The rebellion of the characters’ emotions against the technological, ideological, and physical structures that aim to contain them unfolds an allegory for our existence within constructed realities.

Amos' building is a composite informed by the massive social complexes built after the second World War, derivatives of Brutalist ideology in which the individual exists within a purpose-built community, a networked system that aspires to tackle all areas of living and being. Inhabitants of these estates had their own individual living spaces interwoven into a larger infrastructure and social system: perfect communes for the Capitalist age, and yet they nearly always failed. The tenants often took most of the blame, being cited as not having conformed to the behaviours envisaged by the architects. In the exhibition, the visitors view the series from physical structures that extend the changing conditions of the series and situate the body within the familiar paradox of being "alone, together."

Cécile B. Evans draws on these references as an allegory for the networked age, presenting a stage on which the person-to-person power dynamics are played out and deconstructed through technological infrastructures. Through the narrative of Amos' World, Evans alludes to the top down architectural systems that pervade our digital interactions, subject to a similarly inevitable entropy that forges a fierce divide between the intention of its architects and the reality of life within these systems.

 

Degrés Est: Juliette Mock
October 25, 2019–January 26, 2020

In her work, Juliette Mock forges connections between desire, matter, and narrative. Her drawings and sculptures seamlessly shift the subject from one medium to another as they examine the very material they are made of. As part of Degrés Est, the artist presents an original installation, which starts at the crotch and uses the entire exhibition space, floor to ceiling.

Born in 1992, Juliette Mock graduated from the ESAD in Reims and was awarded a residency at the Friche Artistique in Reims. She now lives in Le Mesnil-sur-Oger and Montreuil.

In addition to her exhibition at Degrés Est, Juliette Mock will complete a research residency in the emergency department at the Sarreguemines hospital (57). Next year she will present the results of her research alongside selected works from the 49 Nord 6 Est – FRAC Lorraine collection.

 

Program of events

FRAC Weekend #4
Saturday, November 16 
Meetings, surprises and activism

Screening - Performance
Wednesday, November 20 
Collective Amnesia: In Memory of Logobi
Chrystallmess, DJ, sound designer, critic

Shared Perspectives
Thursday, January 8
Exhibition tour by Felizitas Diering, Marie Griffay, and Fanny Gonella, directors of the three FRACs of the Grand Est

A Psychoanalytic Tete-a-Tete
Saturday, January 11
Surface(s), with Michel Klein and Yves Paul, psychoanalysts

Performance
Saturday, January 11
If I had words to tell you wouldn’t be here now
Victoria Sin, artist, drag performer & Emilie Skrijelj, accordion player

Moor Mother: concert and workshop
Thursday, Janury 16 & Friday, January 17
Moor Mother, musician, poet, one of the founders of Black Quantum Futurism (Philadelphia, PA)

Artist talk
Sunday, January 26 
with Cécile B. Evans

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