[artinfo] TRANSITIONERS >>> Société Réaliste >>> Mains d’Oeuvres

Ferenc Grof ferenc.grof at gmail.com
Wed Apr 11 10:07:52 CEST 2007


a project by Société Réaliste,
exhibited at Mains d'Oeuvres (Paris)
from April the 16th to April the 21st,
within the frame of the show "Democracy? Do it yourself!"

Opening: Monday April the 16th, from 8 to 12 p.m.

Conceived as a series of exhibitions, Société Réaliste's Transitioners
is a trend design agency specialized in political transitions.
Transposing the principles of prospective design, generally used by
"fashion trend agencies", to the field of politics, Société Réaliste
questions the revolution (transition?) as a central category for the
contemporary western society. Transitioners surveys the mutations of
the revolution as a form. How a "democratic transition" can be
produced? What is the role of design in the permanent conversion of
politics into mythology? How the effect of an event on people can be
transformed into a controlled affect?

Fashion trend agencies provide some basic feelings that remain crucial
for the good nervous health of the creation industry, like the dynamic
variation of the same or the anticipation of the unpredictable. The
work of a design agency like Transitioners consists in conceiving
collections of political transitions: following the season's
geopolitical zeitgeist, the agency defines the assets to highlight in
a revolutionary movement in order to maximize its political efficiency
and its impact on the media. At Mains d'Oeuvres, the Paris-based duo
Société Réaliste presents a Transitioners' collection inspired by the
French Revolution and entitled Bastille Days. By producing tools for a
prospective design, the specific atmosphere of this revolutionary
event has been determined and is now proposed as a trend base for the
transitions to come. At least, for the next season.

>>> Mains d'Oeuvres
1, rue Charles Garnier
93 400 Saint-Ouen (Paris), FR
Tel : +331 40 11 25 25

Open Monday to Sunday, from noon to 7 p.m. Free entrance.

More info: www.mainsdoeuvres.org; www.malaupixel.org; www.societerealiste.net

"Democracy? Do it yourself!"
an exhibition at Mains d'Oeuvres (Paris)
within the frame of Mal au pixel 2007 (www.malaupixel.org)
14 > 21 April 2007

Opening: Monday April the 16th, from 8 to 12 p.m.


Geneviève Favre
Société Réaliste
and Ykon

A show curated by Juha Huuskonen and Mathieu Marguerin.

"Democracy? Do it yourself! will be held in April 2007, the very week
before the first round of the French presidential election. Given this
pre-election context, the exhibition tackles the question of how
artists, researchers and networked communities working in the field of
media can contribute to understanding, criticizing, and imagining our
political and social systems?

Closing Party: Saturday, April the 21st, from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m.
eRikm + Scanner (UK) + L'entreprise + wU-M-P + Venzha Christ +
Beatnikeuz + BenjaminFehr (Germany)

For more information about the exhibition, the other events and venues
(Ars Longa; Confluences; Institut Finlandais; Palais de Tokyo) of Mal
au Pixel 2007, please check www.malaupixel.org.

>>> Mains d'Oeuvres
1, rue Charles Garnier
93 400 Saint-Ouen (Paris), FR
Tel : +331 40 11 25 25

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intelligence at societerealiste.net

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