Habiter l’exposition The walls

Aziyadé Baudouin-TalecAntoine DufeuPaul HeintzBaptiste LerouxJuliette SéjournéAriane ToussaintValentina TraïanovaNicholas Vargelis

Inhabiting THE WALLS exhibition


2:30 Ariane Toussaint Corridor prefecture = kiosk

15h15 Juliette Séjourné & Baptiste Leroux Corridor of the prefecture = booth

16h00 Entractes by Nicolas Vargelis Corridor prefecture = kiosk

4:45 pm Aziyadé Baudouin-Talec Cneai, swimming pool, prefecture corridor = booth

5:15 pm Lubovda, by Antoine Dufeu and Valentina Traïanova Piscine, couloir préfecture = kiosk,

Victor Lyon Foundation

6:00 pm Paul Heintz and Nicolas Worms (Pianist) Fondation Victor Lyon

To activate the exhibition THE WALLS, on view until December 16, cneai = invites you to an afternoon of performances and readings at the Kiosque d’édition. With movement and words, this will be an opportunity to resonate with the reflections driving the exhibition: books and reading between the intimate and the public. Throughout the afternoon, guests will have the opportunity to edit their memories of the intervention to create a personal memo, made up of thoughts from the artists and elements from the performances.


Ariane Toussaint Cette Grande Tapisserie d’où nous venons. Chapitre 2 – Claudine. Une Histoire sur la Famille, le Syndrome de Diogène, l’Amour et la Solitude (Abrégé : Cette Grande Tapisserie d’où nous venons)
Healing Quest, Cette Grande Tapisserie d’où nous venons. Chapitre 2 – Claudine. Une Histoire sur la Famille, le Syndrome de Diogène, l’Amour et la Solitude, addresses the multiple layers its title suggests. It’s not so much a photobook as a collection of stories, lying somewhere between a work of autofiction, a memoir of sorts, a visual investigation and a coming-of-age tale.
For her performance at cneai =, Ariane Toussaint will read passages from the book, which mixes personal notes, conversations and memories, family tales and meditations on photography and being an artist. It’s a story that also evokes the complexities of loving those to whom one is related by blood.

Juliette Séjourné and Baptiste Leroux SUBVOCALIZATION [Sound performance]
Interior reading, or “silent speech”, is a spontaneous behavior in readers. It facilitates comprehension of the text read, as well as its memorization. SUBVOCALIZATION proposes a poetic detour of this phenomenon by exploring Belle Vue, a source book published by cneai = in 2022. Using analog and digital instruments, fragments of ideas are captured in embryonic form, still in the reader’s throat. They are stretched, multiplied and fragmented to become the elementary material for a sound composition. In the background, they also evoke the layout of the book, like an initial rhythm suggested by the page to the reader.
A performance at the crossroads of Juliette Séjourné and Baptiste Leroux’s research. Juliette works on the enactment/voice/image of the inner monologue, or endophasia, while Baptiste focuses his creative work on sound generation and diffusion devices.

Nicolas Vargelis A Light for Varying A Situation
Using a system of switches, Nicholas Vargelis proposes a dynamic lighting device that creates a colorful atmosphere/transforms/metamorphoses the former prefecture space of the Maison Internationale through variations in color. This performance will alternate between the activation of light circuits, performative moments and interludes of text readings on technological mutations (light, cinema, etc.).

Aziyadé Baudouin-Talec La phrase, la langue et le reste…
How do you move a text? Why do we speak when we move? Why do we speak still? What kind of immobility are we talking about? What kind of movement? What kind of words do we need for what kind of movement?

Lubovda par Antoine Dufeu et Valentina Traïanova No way
No way is the love story of an artist and a poet.

Paul Heintz et Nicolas Worms DIGICODES
Digicodes is a piano suite composed by Paul Heintz from a musical transfer in pitch of one hundred Paris building lobby digicodes.
“Paul Heintz’ Digicodes (2018) is a work created during moments of deep boredom when the artist had to take a job as a delivery boy to pay the bills, Digicodes transforms into music the codes Heintz used to enter the halls of buildings around Paris. The time between needs (surviving) and desires (surviving as an artist) is occupied by Heintz, who merges the physical spaces of waiting (Parisian halls) with his own transformational journey.” Marisol Rodriguez

+ Launch of the film “THE WALLS, une chronique de l’exposition”, 16 min. Director and images: Éric Darmon. In partnership with DRAC Île-de-France, Fonds audiovisuel du Ministère de la Culture, © cneai =, 2022.