Launch of the book EKES (EarthKeeping EarthShaking)

Monday 05 Dec 2022 from 7pm to 9pm

Free entry

On the occasion of the launch of the first issue of the new Art and Social Sciences journal EKES (EarthKeeping EarthShaking) dedicated to Ecofeminism(s) and contemporary art, Rozenn Canevet, art historian, Camille Froidevaux-Metterie, philosopher, co-directors of the book, Anaïs Tondeur, artist and graphic designers A&A (Amélie Blachère and Antoine Sigur) with Brice Domingues will be in discussion with Madeleine Planeix Crocker, associate curator at Lafayette Anticipations.

The EKES (EarthKeeping EarthShaking) collection in Art and Social Sciences disseminates the research of the eponymous programme carried out at ÉSAD in Reims within the Art master's programme since September 2020.

"EarthKeeping EarthShaking" takes the title of the 13th issue of the American magazine Heresies: A feminist publication on art and politics. The editorial adventure of the Heresies Collective, founded in New York in 1976, lasted from 1977 to 1993. To call the research programme EKES (EarthKeeping EarthShaking) today is to pose the hypothesis of a renewal of the world's habitability from the point of view of artists in a convergent perspective of political history, environmental humanities and art history.

It is also a desire to question another relationship with the living world, no longer considered as a whole but as a multitude. A relationship that is more collaborative than separative in order to encourage exchange, transmission and otherness. In contrast to a relationship of predation, domination and hierarchisation, as much on natural resources as on women, the EKES research programme supports a posture of the artist who no longer imposes a way of seeing and doing, but who will revisit his or her living environment, through his or her exteriority, otherness and autonomy.

With contributions from : Raphaël Cuir, Rozenn Canevet, Virginie Maris, Julie Crenn, Benedikte Zitouni, Marie Léa Zwahlen, Myriam Ziehli, Tiphaine Calmettes, Camille Froidevaux-Metterie, Anaïs Tondeur, Marine Legrand, Julie Michel, Madeleine Planeix-Crocker, Leïla Barkaouï, Julie Gorecki, Myriam Bahaffou.

A&A (Amélie Blachère and Antoine Sigur) met while studying graphic and digital design at the ÉSAD in Reims.

It was there that they began to collaborate on various editorial projects. Together, they tackle the issues of typographic form, object narration and curation. In 2022, they worked together on the graphic design of the layout of the magazine EKES.

Rozenn Canevet is an art historian and critic.

She teaches art theory and history at the ÉSAD in Reims, where she directs the research programmes of the Art master's degree. In this context, she is the editor of the book Artist-Run Spaces Around and About (Les presses du réel, 2018).

From 2020 onwards, she will direct the EKES research programme on ecofeminisms, the relationship to the earth and ecological vivacity in contemporary art. In addition, she has been a regular speaker at the École Supérieure d'Art et du Paysage de Versailles since 2017.

After a university course in audiovisual and information-communication and a participation in the Biennial of Young Designers of Europe and the Mediterranean in 2005, Brice Domingues developed a practice of independent graphic designer.

In 2008, he created the officeabc studio with Catherine Guiral. The studio has collaborated with the Centre Pompidou Paris, the Credac, the Centre Pompidou Metz, the BAL Paris, the Printemps de Septembre, Les Laboratoires d'Aubervilliers, the ENS Paris-Saclay, the EHESS and the Strelka Institute among others. In 2011, he co-founded with Catherine Guiral and Jérôme Dupeyrat, l'agence du doute and initiated with Thierry Chancogne the review Tombolo. He has co-curated several exhibitions, including "Des attentions" at Crédac in 2019 and "Crystal Maze IV 1+2+3=3" at the Centre Pompidou in 2013.

Camille Froidevaux-Metterie is a philosopher.

Her research addresses bodily themes (puberty, appearance, maternity, breasts, menopause, pleasure and sexuality, sexist and sexual violence) within the framework of phenomenological feminism that thinks women's bodies in the context of alienation and emancipation. She is the author of several works, including La révolution du féminin (2015, Folio 2020), Le corps des femmes. La bataille de l’intime (2018, Points 2021), Seins. En quête d’une libération (2020, Points 2022), Un corps à soi (Seuil 2021) et Un si gros ventre. Expériences vécues du corps enceint (2023), as well as her first novel, Pleine et douce (Sabine Wespieser Éditeur, 2023).

Madeleine Planeix-Crocker is Associate Curator at Lafayette Anticipations.


Madeleine is also co-director of the "Troubles, Alliances et Esthétiques" Chair at the Beaux-Arts de Paris and a permanent member of the Scientific Research Council of the ESAD, Reims.

A graduate of Princeton University in cultural studies, Madeleine earned a Master's degree in Media, Art and Creation from HEC Paris and a Master's degree from the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS). There she led an arts-based research-action project with Women Safe non-profit, where she now facilitates a theater and creative writing workshop. Madeleine is currently a PhD candidate at the EHESS (CRAL), studying practices for commoning in contemporary performance.

She has been practicing dance and theater since childhood.

Anaïs Tondeur's approach is rooted in ecological thinking and she develops an interdisciplinary practice through which she seeks other conditions of being-in-the-world by means of survey protocols, installations, photographs or videos.

A graduate of Central Saint Martin (2008) and the Royal College of Arts (2010) in London, laureate of the Art of Change 21 Prize and recipient of the Cyber Arts Honorable Mention, Ars Electronica (2019), she has presented and exhibited her work in international institutions such as the Centre Pompidou (Paris), Serpentines Galleries (London) and the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe (Germany).