Cargo of Clouds

January 11th, 2022 § 0 comments § permalink

In Cargo of Clouds Isabelle Vigier and Anne La Berge observe how human use of data impacts landscapes in our contemporary world.

“Although data seems free flowing and innocuous it actually exists in the world physically. In Cargo of Clouds, we express the ways data is embedded in our physical world, and how the global networks supporting data circulation affects our experience of space. Central to the story is the question of how we are involved as individuals in systems that we do not control, but that have a profound impact on the world.”

Read a full description of the project here (PDF)

Cargo of Clouds, Installation for 3 screens and quadrophonic sound (2021)

Cargo of Clouds By Isabelle Vigier and Anne La Berge was filmed on location at the industrial port of Venlo, NL. It was produced by the artists with the Volsap Foundation. The project was made with the assistance of a powerful team of the artists’ choice: sound designer Alex Booy, drone camera operator and technician Paul Beumer, dancer Valentina Campora and code developer Timo Hoogland.

Cargo of Clouds was made with generous support from Stimulerings Fonds, Prins Bernhard Fonds, Fonds Podium Kunsten, Norma Fonds. We also benefited from a residence with Intro InSitu, in Maastricht, and practical assistance from Splendor, Amsterdam. We are grateful for their support.

Safe Piece (Installation)

September 30th, 2021 § 0 comments § permalink

Safe Piece (installation) at Movement Exposed Gallery Space, Utrecht, in September / October 2020.

Safe Piece (installation) was a special phase of the project of the same name, which started with a series of performances and was captured in a film (2019). Safe Piece was presented as an installation for the first time in Utrecht together with a selection of video stills composed by Isabelle Vigier, the film and a soundscape composed by Andy Moor.

When her first child was seven months old choreographer Valentina Campora started a series of performances where she, the father of the child, and the baby are performing together in front of a small audience. Isabelle Vigier documented the sessions on video over four years.  The film Safe Piece shows the process of evolving a semi improvised dance piece through time. The family develops a non verbal language that allows them to be all at once within a multitude of polarized dimensions : private and public, playing and performing, caring and taking risks, improvising and creating choreography.  

For Safe Piece (installation) prints and sounds from the film are assembled in the gallery space, laying out the resonances of bodies through motion, play, rest, and shifting moods.

Interview conducted by Marcelle Schots (excerpt) copyright Movement Exposed Gallery Space. Prints are for sale at the gallery and online.

I Don’t Want To Be An Individual All On My Own

September 16th, 2021 § 0 comments § permalink

June 21

September 16th, 2021 § 0 comments § permalink

‘June 21’, 2016. Published in ‘Days+days+days’, Stichting Print publisher, 2017

Music for Safe Piece

September 15th, 2021 § 0 comments § permalink

Solo album by Andy Moor, guitars. The release includes a link to the film Safe Piece by Isabelle Vigier and Valentina Campora of which Andy Moor performs the music. Moor has created an album based on his improvisations during the series of performances that took place in the course of 4 years. Unsounds cat n. 68U, 2021.

Cybersongs

September 15th, 2021 § 0 comments § permalink

Cybersongs by Barbara Ellison, Unsounds cat number 67U, 2021

RELAY

June 16th, 2021 § 0 comments § permalink

The austrian, Amsterdam based visual artist Margret Wibmer invited me to design the artist book Relay, ‘an investigation into possibilities of re-activating a performance through the printed media’. We have worked in close collaboration on this project. The book features stills from the video work ‘Relay’ by Margret Wibmer and texts by Magdalena Kröner and Marianna Maruyama. It is published by VfmK Verlag für moderne Kunst. First presented during Margret Wibmer solo-exhibition ‘Le visible et l’invisible’, curated by Sofie Crabbé at Bradwolff Projects Amsterdam. Distribution by Books on the move.

Softcover with metallic foil, 84 pages, video via QR code, German / English

For the collectors edition of Relay, a limited edition of 12, we have created a handmade box that contains the book and an original, signed fine art print (available on request).

Photos by Margret Wibmer 2020