Dominique Gilliot

Art Center

Fri 13 Feb 2016 at 2 pm

Une Série de Moments + un Moment + un Autre Moment


with the participation of Louise Hervé and Maeva Cunci


The Master of Ceremony of the day directs operations, talks about the works, maintains both atmosphere and open spaces, keeps the audience on their toes and the words moving along, all the while occasionally singing a few ditties.

For this first edition of the festival, Dominique Gilliot will be performing Une Série de Moments + Un Moment + Un Autre Moment  [A Series of Moments + A Moment + Another Moment]. Amongst other things, and at her own special request, she will take on the role of Master of Ceremony throughout the day. This will enable her to talk about the works, to direct operations (a velvet hand in a steel glove), to maintain both atmosphere and open spaces, keep the audience on their toes and the words moving along, and maybe even to sing a few ditties. During the period of her residency, Gilliot will be exploring and exploiting the logic of the spaces at the Ferme du Buisson, using various objects picked up here and there, a text by Alfred Jarry about time in art, and the latest issues of L’Etoile Absinthe, all these as means of pursuing her navigation from place to place and work to work.


Dominique Gilliot’s performance work comes in a variety of forms and has its own logic – a mixture of academic and popular culture. Her performed lectures involve the listener in a train of thought where the power of logic is traversed by the accidental and the fortuitous. The result is liable to be funny, totally unexpected, charmingly confused and yet, at the same time, strangely
precise. In her own inimitable way, she points an unshaking finger at all kinds of elements, be they poetic, evanescent, basic or vernacular. This is performance and a shared moment.



Production in the framework of Dominique Gilliot’s residency at the Centre d’art contemporain de la Ferme du Buisson


Performance Day is coproduced with the Playground festival, (STUK Kunstencentrum & M-Museum Leuven), with support from the Agency for Arts and Heritage of Flanders, as part of the project "Alfred Jarry Archipelago" initiated by La Ferme du Buisson Centre for Contemporary Art in Noisiel (France), Le Quartier Centre for Contemporary Art in Quimper (France) and Museo Marino Marini in Florence (Italy). The venture is part of Piano, the Franco-Italian art exchange platform, in collaboration with M-Museum and the STUK Kunstencentrum in the framework of Playground in Leuven (Belgium).



infos pratiques

in all spaces, ongoing from 14:00 to 23:00

at Grenier, 19:50