Paris at Your Home!

Machine Project and Paris-based Mains d’Œuvres have paired up for Los Angeles Chez Vous! / Paris at Your Home!, an artist and gallery exchange program of public performances in private homes.

This week Mains d’Œuvres have brought six French artists to Los Angeles, and in May 2013, Machine Project will bring six Los Angeles artists to Paris. In both locations the artists will create work in response to and situated in the private residences of their host homes.

Paris Artists :
Fayçal Baghriche, Davide Balula, Julien Berthier, Dominique Blais, Nicolas Boulard, Dominique Gilliot

L.A. Hosts :
Lara Bank, Elizabeth Cline, Chris Colthart, Jen Hofer, Lyn Kienholz, Sara Roberts, Adam Overton

L.A. Artists :
Liz Glynn, Emily Joyce, Dawn Kasper, Emily Lacy, Lucky Dragons, Nate Page

Paris Hosts :
Fayçal Baghriche, Cécile Bourne-Farrell, Stéphanie Cottin, Albertine De Galbert, Dominique Blais and Anne-Lou Vicente

The Los Angeles home events will take place January 19-20 and the final event at Machine on January 26.
Space is limited! RSVP for LA household events below. Event location details will be emailed to you after RSVP’ing.


Saturday, January 19 at 1pm

Davide Balula

Acting the role of the not quite perfect houseguest, Davide Balula changed the lock of his host’s house while she was at work. Amends will be made via performative lock picking, a sculptural interpretation of the house key, and (should the door be successfully opened) access to previously secured snack treats for the audience.

RSVP here: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/5253529448


Saturday, January 19 at 4 pm

Nicolas Boulard

Artist Nicolas Boulard presents precise architectural interpretations of food prepared by his host family. The audience is invited to compare visual and gustatory consumption. Light snacking.

RSVP here: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/5259768108


Sunday, January 20 at 6 am

Julien Berthier

Dawn. Just before the coyotes come dancing at the sound of Lyn’s voice. Cinematic landscape. Imported palm trees that put oaks out of business. Nature becoming property. Fictional construction that really smells like crepes. Fake. The end. Please join Lyn and Julien for a subtle intervention which transposes French history onto California steps.

RSVP here: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/5259832300


Sunday, January 20 at 1 pm

Dominique Gilliot

After having spent a certain amount of time in a certain given space owned and inhabited by a certain person with a certain spirit, Dominique Gilliot will deliver and perform a certain amount of impressions and various intuitions concerning this very context. All the rest is uncertain. Nevertheless, what can be expected is a certain amount of poetry; a certain somebody trying to produce clever singing; colors; a sad puppy; a whole lot of a bunch of many many questions or worse; a physicality confronted with a shadow coming from the window; Adam Overton; Dominique Gilliot and a cracker. Keep your receipts. Remove your shoes. Thank you.

RSVP here: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/5259808228


Sunday, January 20 at 4:45 pm

Dominique Blais

During his journey in Los Angeles, Dominique Blais has decided to work with the idea of the solar cycle, beginning with sunrise in the eastern neighborhoods of LA and finishing with sunset on the westside. All the pieces – temporary titled “Ten Hours Stories” – will consist of two photographs of these short but important moments determining the IN-point and the OUT-point of a story he does not narrate.

RSVP here: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/5260077032


This project is part of Ceci n’est pas
This project is made possible with the support of l’Institut Français et de Flax Foundation