Dérives with Gaëlle Choisne

Thursday 10 Jun 2021 from 07 pm to 07:45 pm

Dérives with Gaëlle Choisne

Delving into the sources of love to discover the hybrid and engaged work of artist Gaëlle Choisne, such is the journey proposed for this second Dérives session.
From Roland Barthes loving thoughts to Audre Lorde's poetics, passing through Carmen Brouard "vaudouesque" compositions and her mother's Haitian recipes, Choisne will share the ingredients that nourish her present imaginary and creations to come.

In conversation with Madeleine Planeix-Crocker, Lafayette Anticipations associate curator.

This talk is organized on the occasion of Gaëlle Choisne's participation in the Lafayette Anticipations production support programme "À l'œuvre" as well as the upcoming publication of the artist's monograph (protée publisher).
Thursday 10 Jun 2021
from 07 pm to 07:45 pm

Gaëlle Choisne in the production wokshop of Lafayette Anticipations


Sensitive to contemporary issues, Gaëlle Choisne's practice reflects the complexity of the world, its political and cultural disorder, whether it be the overexploitation of nature, its resources or the vestiges of colonial history, where esoteric Creole traditions, myths and popular cultures are mixed.

Her projects are conceived as ecosystems of sharing and collaboration, pockets of "resistance" where new possibilities are created, notably with the Temple of Love project. Initiated from Roland Barthes' unpublished essay on love, Fragments d'un discours amoureux (1977), Gaëlle Choisne adds a political dimension to the concept of love by paying homage to invisibilised bodies, minority and fragile souls as well as dispossessed hearts.

Temple of Love is an evolving project that defines itself through its modes of appearance and genesis according to its invitations and location.

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Madeleine Planeix-Crocker is associate curator at Lafayette Anticipations.

In 2018, she founded the “Warm Up Sessions” a series of public and participatory encounters around dance and performance training practices. In Spring 2021, she proposes a new series, "Dérives", that hopes to contribute to the writing of new art histories through co-constructed conversations with contemporary creators.Her interests focus on the production and curation of feminist, queer and intersectional performances.Madeleine received a BA from Princeton University in cultural studies, then a Master's in Media, Arts & Creation from HEC Paris.

Her second Master's at the EHESS was an arts-based research project on feminist performances and safe spaces, led at Women Safe, where she still organizes a theatre and creative writing workshop.Madeleine is currently pursuing a PhD at the EHESS (CRAL), analyzing contemporary community-based performances in France.

Since childhood, she has practiced dance and theatre.