September 23, 2014 - 49 Nord 6 Est – Frac Lorraine - Rumors of the Meteor
September 23, 2014

Rumors of the Meteor

Sea of clouds, Hohneck summit, Vosges, France. © D.R.

Rumors of the Meteor
October 17, 2014–January 11, 2015

Opening: Thursday October 16, 7pm

49 Nord 6 Est – Frac Lorraine 
1bis rue des Trinitaires
F-57000 Metz 

Isn’t it about time to stop the doomsaying? To turn towards a creative—rather than a castrating—ecology? To shake free from fear-mongering and to imagine new possibilities? Jubilant invention and dreams are in urgent demand.

A proposition that is somewhere between popular and scientific knowledge, between collective practice and works of art. This is another way of thinking about exhibition, because we must urgently multiply and reverse the points of view in order to see beyond the horizon! The tidings of the Meteor are confusing, unpredictable, and chaotic. The featured works are, by extension, also open-ended, mobile, and plural. Reactivations, interpretations, and reinventions, these works break with the rule of unity and veracity. This is an opportunity to welcome all amateurs of the clouds.

Let’s infuse our imaginations with the sensations of the wind, the snow, and the aridity of the desert!

Artists: A. Aycock, A. Barrios, I. Bonillas, L. Camnitzer, J. Chicago, A. Delrez, L. Echakhch, M. Vanden Eynde, P. de Fenoyl, Y. Friedman, D. Ghesquière, L. Ghirri, J. Grossmann, J. Hilliard, J. Jonas, Z. Kosek, M. Laet, B. & M. Leisgen, J. Luzoir, R. L. Misrach, F. Nakaya, K. Paterson, G. Pettena, J. Pfahl, R. Signer, R. Zaugg

With assistance of inhabitants associations and all cloud-lovers!

Save the dates

Thursday October 16, 7pm
Shooting the breeze
Performance by Julie Luzoir, artist
Come and chat, chew the fat, shoot the breeze… about weather phenomena, or anything else! Inter-generational discussions guaranteed!
A project

Saturday November 22, 4pm
“Future worlds that humans cannot see”
Lecture of Émilie Hache, philosopher
Inventive, responsible, undisciplined… these words can be used to describe feminist science fiction as it confronts ecological and nuclear threat.

Tuesday November 25, 7pm
“Is talking about the weather a waste of time?”
Two ideologies butt heads: “climate change skepticism” against “catastrophism.” Isn’t the truth somewhere in between? We present two intermediary propositions… 
With a performance of Frédéric Ferrer, Pôle Nord / Cartographie 4, and a lecture of Martin de la Soudière, Martine Tabeaud, Anouchka Vasak and Frédéric Ferrer

Saturday January 10, 2–6pm
“The sky won’t be falling!”
Regardless of what the pessimists think, the sky won’t be falling! What if the collective is the solution?
With performances: Shooting the breeze of Julie Luzoir, Meanwhile of Gaëtan Rusquet and Comme de l’eau of Taysir Batniji.

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The Frac Lorraine enjoys financial backing from the Lorraine Regional Council and the DRAC Lorraine at the Ministry of Culture and Communication.


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