Des marches, démarches

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A cultural event at the level of the Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur. Coordinated by Frac Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur.

Through exhibitions, walks, installations, workshops, performances and events, Des marches, démarches questions walking as
an artistic activity while including the various activities related to tourism, urban planning, health or political action, and even the activities inherited from military customs or sacred rituals.

Des marches, démarches will therefore be open to everything that encourages a non-motorised movement and will explore the incredibly rich ways humans move.

At FID, a programme has been put together around Taiwanese filmmaker Tsai Ming-liang and also films from this year.

The principle of the Walker series

A Buddhist monk moves extremely slowly through overcrowded urban landscapes. His hypnotic movements, as if he was acting out of necessity, come to embody the solitude of human beings in our hyper-materialist society. By combining the individual and the city, concentration and speed, the director invites us to look at ourselves.

The origins of the series

“In 2011, Tapiei National Theatre asked me to create a play. One day, Lee Kang-sheng was
in the rehearsal room. I looked at the way he moved. Ever so slowly. I found it really moving. But once the play was over, that emotion was gone. I decided to turn the image of the slow walk into a film, to make him walk through cities across the world. I chose to make a series of ten films, to be shown later in famous art museums. I told Hsiao Kang, the character played by Lee Kang-sheng, my actor and double: “You are not only an actor. You are also an artist who walks slowly.”

With Walker, I want the audience to wonder: What does it mean to see a man moving, even though he doesn’t want to go anywhere or say anything about art film? Are there other stories than the ones that originate in Ancient Greece?”

Tsai Ming-Liang

In collaboration with Centre Pompidou, Tsai Ming- liang’s retrospective, 22 november 2020 to 6 january 2021.

During FIDMarseille :

La Friche la Belle de Mai, Marseille

A creative and innovative place, La Friche la Belle de Mai provides a space for both work and di usion.

On this new cultural and urban territory, people imagine, create, and work so that every idea may find its own ground for application.

Tsai Ming-liang
Film projections of Tsai Ming-liang’s Walker series from July 9th to the 15th at the Minirama hall.
41 Rue Jobin, 13003 Marseille

Le 3 bis f, Aix-en-Provence

Located near the evergreen surroundings of the Montperrin psychiatric hospital in Aix-en- Provence, 3 bis f has been developing a space for contemporary creative work since 1983.

The question of addressing the audience is at the heart of 3 bis f whose unique project is being carried out today with no-one to compare it to. A chance for people to meet outside of all and any stigmatization over-determining condition, origin, and status.

Film projections of Tsai Ming-liang’s Walker series from July 9th to the 15th.

Tsai Ming-liang
Hôpital Montperrin 109 avenue du petit Barthélémy, 13617 Aix-en-Provence

Le Narcissio Art Contemporain, Nice

Le Narcissio’s actions and programs bear witness to energy devoted to art, artists and large di usion. Turning at once to artists,
art professionals, and all bearers of cultural projects, Le Narcissio is a resourceful space for visual arts.

Film projections of Tsai Ming-liang’s Walker series from September 13th to 27th 2019.

The Carros International Contemporary Art Centre

An impressive collection representing art and Côte d’Azur creation of the past decades is available at the C.I.A.C.

Beyond these large traits marking coherence in a collection defining a rare and intriguing « itinerary #2 » of modern and contemporary art, we also find in it highly diversified subjects, styles, media and supports available for the widest possible usage.

Film projections of Tsai Ming-liang’s Walker series in November 2019.

Le CAIRN Centre d’Art, Digne-les- Bains

CAIRN is devoted to re-reading, interpreting and re-configuring the surrounding territory through the perspectives of di erent artists.

Works set in nature as well as those occupying the temporary exhibition hall often turn into an invitation to walking and wandering up towards the mountains. Through an interdisciplinary approach linking art to nature and to the territory’s specificities, CAIRN constitutes a creative laboratory producing and broadcasting art in rural settings.

Film projections of Tsai Ming-liang’s Walker series in April 2020.