Démocratie mobile

Max-Louis RaugelMegumi OkudaFélicie Bazelaire
21.07.24 → 21.08.30

“Démocratie mobile” is a tour of film concerts featuring Yona Friedman’s Slide-shows with acoustic artists invited by Max-Louis Raugel.

Drawn and written by Yona Friedman in the form of comic strips between 1970 and 2011, the slideshows: Architecture, Politics, Visitor’s Guide for Extraterrestrials, Society and Communication, and About the Universe, present in film form the different ways of inhabiting the earth.

African tales (animated films), conceived by the architect and thinker Yona Friedman, precede each film concert.

Félicie Bazelaire is a cellist and double bassist. Coming from a classical background, she’s interested in open and experimental musical forms. Exploring new ways to approach her instruments, Félicie Bazelaire collaborates with musicians such as Cristain Alvear, Prune Bécheau, Taku Sugimoto, among others. She’s a member of the large ensemble Onceim (conducted by Frédéric Blondy) and performs in small formations (Claudie Dada, with Lucie Laricq; Les Certitudes, with Juliette Adam and Léo Dupleix; Plan à trois, with Emmanuel Lalande). She develops solo work with personal concepts (Hits; Pyramids) and pieces that blend composition and improvisation (Basse seule by Bertrand Denzler, L’épaisseur innombrable by d’incise; Solo for string and Variations by Hannes Lingens). Additionally, she organizes events at 26 Chaises in Paris.

Megumi Okuda (Japan, born in 1993) initially pursued studies in singing. Later, she studied composition at the National University of Music in Bucharest under Dan Dediu and Doina Rotaru. In 2017, she was admitted to the Cnsmdp (Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris) in the composition class of Frédéric Durieux, followed by Gérard Pesson. Additionally, she attended classes on new technologies by Yan Maresz and Luis Naón. She has been a recipient of grants from the Meyer Foundation, the Kakehashi Foundation, the Nguyen Thien Dao Grant, and the SYLFF Grant from the Tokyo Foundation Sasakawa (Young Leaders Fellowship Fund). Her music explores various expressive directions focusing on recurring themes such as personification/anthropomorphism, memories, or imaginative narratives.

Max-Louis Raugel, an artist, curator, composer, and theorist, has translated the entire set of Yona Friedman’s Slide-Shows and composed an initial soundtrack for the Slide-Show titled “Architecture.” His interests lie in the conditions of perception, particularly in exploring space through sound and light, as well as in the social dimension of the artistic experience, whether individual or collective. Coming from an academic background and long being a spectator, he poses questions about the creativity of seeing and listening, as well as the possibility of aesthetic experience as an artwork. He frequently performs in concerts in Paris, London, Montreal, and Mexico. His participation includes exhibitions such as “We went unconsciously from speaking about” at Le Petit Versailles, New York, September 2019; “Tout terrain I & Tout terrain II” in Pantin, January/June 2019; “Hiver” with Adrian Lopez at the cneai = in Chatou, 2017; “In at night / Daily” at Limbo, London, 2017, and at “La Nouvelle Adresse,” the CNAP inauguration in Pantin in 2018. Additionally, he composed the music for the film “Yona Friedman, slideshow architecture, 1963-2017,” produced by Cneai = and La Huit Production, and took part in “Yona Friedman, A Musueum without Building” in New York in June 2019.

Free Admission

Saturday, July 24th at Instants Chavirés:
3 pm – 5 pm: Screening of Yona Friedman’s African tales
8:30 pm: Ciné-concert featuring Félicie Bazelaire, Max-Louis Raugel

Sunday, July 25th at the Contemporary Art Gallery of Auvers-sur-Oise:
3 pm: Ciné-concert with Félicie Bazelaire, Max-Louis Raugel

Friday, July 30th at Cneai, Cité internationale, Swiss Foundation – Le Corbusier Pavilion:
6 pm: Screening of Yona Friedman’s African tales
8 pm: Ciné-concert with Megumi Okuda, Max-Louis Raugel

Saturday, August 28th at Zone Sensible – Parti Poétique:
2 pm: Screening of Yona Friedman’s animated cartoons
7 pm: Ciné-concert with Max-Louis Raugel, Félicie Bazelaire, and Léo Dupleix

Wednesday, September 1st at Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers:
3 pm: Screening of Yona Friedman’s animated films
6:30 pm: Ciné-concert with Décharge mentale (trio: Aline Gorisse, Youssra Khechai, and Emmanuelle Loève), Megumi Okida, Max-Louis Raugel

Saturday, September 25th at La Ferme du Bonheur:
From 5 pm onwards: Continuous screening of Yona Friedman’s African Tales cartoons
6:30 pm: Projection of Yona Friedman’s Architecture Slide-show
8:30 pm: Ciné-concert with Valentina Traïanova and Max-Louis Raugel

Wednesday, September 22nd at Le Générateur:
From 8 pm: Yona Friedman’s Slide-shows, Ciné-concerts with Max-Louis Raugel, Félicie Bazelaire, Léo Dupleix, Youssra Khechai, Aline Gorisse, Louis Bona

Wednesday, September 29th at La Chapelle de Clairefontaine:
4 pm: Films by Yona Friedman & musical performances by Sylvestre Soleil and Max-Louis Raugel.

{L'été culturel en Île-de-France} {DRAC Île-de-France} {Région Île-de-France (Mon été, ma région)} {Les Instants Chavirés} {La galerie d'art contemporain de Anvers-sur-Oise} {La Cité internationale universitaire de Paris} {Fondation suisse - pavillon Le Corbusier} {Zone Sensible - Parti Poétique} {Le Générateur} {Les Laboratoires d'Aubervilliers}

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