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Artist statement

 My practice focuses mainly on sickness, in relation with my physical disability. I develop these works in the frame of contemporary writing and visual arts with philosophic or purely poetic forms. Using the performance, I ask the question: How can I perform when I’m limited in all everyday life gestures? Through this, helped by my life assistants, I play with limits from immobility to movement, constraint to freedom, impossible to initiation.

 I also use my body to distort some common social/psychological prejudices regarding disability. Using my fragile condition, I try to go beyond pain and suffuring representations to show situations of beauty, desire and life.

 Being openly inspired philosophically by “non-duality”orientalist branch and some western artistic avant-gardes, I try in the creation process to explore those inspirations. Proposed images become also a way to deconstruct my own, then mental and physical spaces. Actions cause in this case not only meaning but also an enlightened silence. A ritual time when the body becomes entirely a voice, devoid of all its other organs.

 

CV

 

Kamil Guenatri (La Terrasse).

Born on February 2, 1984 in Algeria, lives and works at Toulouse (France).

 

 

Education:

 

  • 2009-2011: Studying to the Performance art, poetry and contemporary writing studio (Art center – “Le Mirail” University - Toulouse).

  • Since 2010: member of the action art company "Le nuage en pantalon" leads by Serge Pey.

  • 2007-2010: Polish language/culture graduated ("Le Mirail" University - Toulouse).

  • 2001-2007: Software Engineering graduated ("Paul Sabatier" University - Toulouse).

 

 

Directing experiences:

 

  • 2014-2015: Performance art teaching at Arènes high school – Toulouse.

  • 2011-2013: Assistant to the Performance art, poetry and contemporary writing studio. Co-organizer of "Les Lundis poésie”: weekly laboratory of poetry, literature, performance art, experimentalcinema ("Le Mirail" University and "La Cave Poésie" Theater - Toulouse).

  • 2013-2014: Performance art teaching with teenagers (program for high school artistic education – Tarn).

 

 

Performances:

  • 2016: « A walk on my bones » Collaboration with Manuel Vason, DARC Studio – London (UK)

  • 2016: « 10-14 » Tempting Failure, International festival of performance and noise art – London (UK)

  • 2016: « corpore » Ten years anniversary of o25rjj art space – Loupian (FR)

  • 2015: «Griffure » Collaboration with Caroline Cottereau - Artifist Gallery and Tattoo- Pau (FR)

  • 2015: «Untitled» Le Nuage en pantalon, Action poetry festival  - Toulouse (FR)

  • 2015: «Moretti » Galeria Sztuki im. Jana Tarasina / City art center - Kalisz (PL)

  • 2015: «Corpulences»  Galeria Raczej – Poznań (PL)

  • 2015: «L’infini Equilibre»  Malamut, international performance biennale – Ostrava (CZ)

  • 2015: « Moretti » La Muga Caula, international performance and action poetry festival - Les Escaules (ES)

  • 2015: «Untitled»  Performance with Marcel Sparmann – AFIAC – Tarn (FR)

  • 2015: «Corpulences» Traverse Vidéo #18 - Toulouse (FR)

  • 2015: «Untitled» Cave Poésie - Toulouse (FR)

  • 2015: «Untitled» Gallery le salon 22 reçoit - Toulouse (FR)

  • 2015: « Corpulences » International BIPOLAR Performers festival - National art gallery - Sopot (PL)

 

  • 2014: « Enabled Manifesto Project », workshop on disability and performance art. Curated by Rebecca Weeks, Ian Whitford and Marcel Sparmann during the Month of Performance Art – Berlin (DE)

  • 2014: « Le drame d’un homme » Month of Performance Art – Berlin (DE)

  • 2014: « Corpulences » Galerie KUB – Leipzig (DE)

  • 2014: « Corpulences » PerFlux event – Serviès (FR)

  • 2014: «Untitled» La Fabrique – Le Mirail University  –Toulouse (FR)

  • 2014: «Le drame d’un homme»  La Fabrique – Le Mirail University  –Toulouse (FR)

  • 2014: «L’infini équilibre»  La Fabrique – Le Mirail University  –Toulouse (FR)

  • 2014: «L’éclatement narcissique VII»  La Fabrique – Le Mirail University  –Toulouse (FR)

  • 2014: «Sans titre»  La Fabrique – Le Mirail University  –Toulouse (FR)

 

  • 2013: «We are the world» Théâtre² l'acte - Le Ring –Toulouse (FR)

  • 2013: «Le drame d’un homme» Cave Poésie – Toulouse (FR)

  • 2013: «L’infini équilibre» 50th birthday of Fluxus movement – Serviès (FR)

 

  • 2012: «Le drame d’un homme» Dimanche Rouge #18 – Toulouse (FR)

  • 2012: «L’éclatement narcissique VI»  Contemporary event "Entre Chien et Loup" – Loupian (FR)

  • 2012: «L’éclatement narcissique V» Traverse Vidéo #15 – Toulouse (FR)

  • 2012: «L’éclatement narcissique IV» Café/Performance AFIAC – Fiac (FR)

 

  • 2011: «L’éclatement narcissique II»  Amanita Muscaria – Toulouse (FR)

  • 2011: «L’éclatement narcissique I» Emergence – Toulouse (FR)

  • 2011: «Rituel astrologique contre l’idolâtrie» Pavillons Sauvages – Toulouse (FR)

  • 2011: «Sans titre»  Pavillons Sauvages – Toulouse (FR)

  • 2011: «Sans titre» Cultural Center of Minimes – Toulouse (FR)

  • 2011: «La lucidité est une chirurgie à cœur ouvert» Cave Poésie – Toulouse (FR)

 

  • 2010: «Hurlements en faveur de Sara la Noire» International  contemporary art festival "Le printemps de Septembre" dedicated to performance art – Toulouse (FR)

 

 

Exhibitions:

  • 2016: Group exhibition on preparation materials in performance art « Keep the process warm » Résidence du Fort – Montauban (FR)

  • 2016: Group exhibition « Resistencia de la vida » 5th International performance biennial– Bogota (COL)

 

  • 2015: Group exhibition « Compromis » Gallery Lola Ventos – Figures (ES)

  • 2015: Solo exhibition. Marks from performances produced in 2013 and 2014- Gallery Le Salon 22 reçoit - Toulouse (FR)

 

  • 2014: Video broadcasting «M©Pain» and «Rue de l’amour» galerie le Cirque des Arts – Toulouse (FR)

  • 2014: Solo exhibition «Corpulences» : performances cycle, progressive installation,  videos broadcasting, and slogan billposting - La Fabrique – Le Mirail University  –Toulouse (FR)

 

  • 2013: Video broadcasting «L’éclatement narcissique» on EDENROC.TV

  • 2013: Video broadcasting «Quick (S)tar Manufacturing» Night of Video Art #3 –o25rjj– Loupian (FR)

 

  • 2012: Solo exhibition «Sant’Egidio» - Gallery Le Salon 22 reçoit – Toulouse (FR)

  • 2012: Video broadcasting «L’éclatement narcissique» Night of Video Art #2 –o25rjj– Loupian (FR)

 

  • 2011: Group exhibition  «Rituel astrologique contre l’idolâtrie» - Bar le Crée Louche - Ariège (FR)

 

 

Collections:

 

  • 2015: « Corpulences ». Performance mark conserved in the National art gallery of Sopot - Poland

 

 

Video-Actions:

 

  • 2015: «Purification»

  • 2014: «Under construction»

  • 2014: «Impasse de la pensée»

  • 2014: «Image manquante»

  • 2013: «L’impasse des rêves»

  • 2013: «M©Pain»

  • 2012: «We are the world»

  • 2012: «Rue de l’amour»

  • 2012: «Quick (S)tar Manufacturing»

  • 2011: «L’éclatement narcissique»

  • 2011: «Le drame d’un homme»

  • 2011: «Verbalisations : Savoir »

 

 

Publications:

 

  • 2016: « L’artiste théoricien », interview - Marges n°22 review– Presses universitaires de Vincennes.

  • 2014: « Spectaculaire aléatoire », AFIAC catalogue.

  • 2012: « Faut voir !... », Traverse Vidéo meeting catalogue.

  • 2012: « Faut voir !... », Traverse Vidéo meeting catalogue.Comment on the birman performance work : Lin Htet.

  • 2012: «Deux ans, deux visions» Collection of short stories, poem and slogans. R R Ecritures Publisher.

  • 2011: "Poèmes Nouvelles et Textes avec Roues Aléatoires et de secours"  Group collection of short stories. R R Ecritures Publisher.

 

 

Residencies:

 

  • 2016: Video art and performance researches with Eva Baboulène – Théâtre du Ring - Toulouse

  • 2015: 'Kamcel' project - Collaboration with Marcel Sparmann - Chapelle Saint Jacques - Saint Gaudens

  • 2014: Workshop with teenagers  in several high school – AFIAC – Tarn

  • 2013: La Fabrique – Le Mirail University  –Toulouse

  • 2013: Workshop with teenagers in several high school – AFIAC – Tarn.

  • 2012: Mix'art Myrys – Toulouse

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