Saâdane Afif, The Fairytale Recordings
from April 17th to April 22th
The Fairytale Recordings is an exhibition staging "magic recordings" made by a fairytale character who produces works which represent him at the same time.
The vases lie on bases around a circular stage. Each bears a different figurine on its lid, depicting Schrade in a pose which evokes the baroque oratorio. All recording information of each work - the title of the song, the date and a reference number - are written on the edge of each lids.
As opening credits, a framed wall poster announces the event.
By this performance The Fairytale Recordings is staging the words’ magic like a link tool.
He was trained at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Bourges. In 2009, he received the Marcel Duchamp Prize where he presented the work Vice de forme: In search of melodies. In 2015, he received the Prix Meurice for the project Das Ende der Welt. His works - performances, texts, sculptures and posters - show an important place for musicality. Art becomes words, music and movement, moving from one art form to another through the intervention of his collaborators.
He has recently been artistic director of the Bergen Assembly 2022 triennial in Bergen, Norway, entitled Yasmine and the Seven Faces of the Heptahedron (September-November 2022). His latest solo exhibitions have been presented at the Michèle Didier Gallery, Paris (2022): The Fountain Archives (Index), at the Antoni Tàpies Foundation, Barcelona (2021): The Fountain Archives and Beyond..., at the Kunsthalle Vienna (2018): This Is Ornamental, and at Wiels, Brussels (2018): Paroles. His work has also been presented at Documenta 12, Kassel (2007) and at the 56th Venice Biennale.