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Marion tampon-lajarriette
Natura Naturata
Video | hdv | color | 8'34'' | France / Switzerland | 2018
With this film, the artist continues to unfold her body of works held in the context of Art, Archeology or Natural History Museums, where their visitors and their collections are moved to another genre often inspired by Sci-Fi or Fantasy. In Natura Naturata, she filmed a pluri-generational group of gymnasts in the Museum of Natural History of Geneva, moving and resting among the collections of crystals, animals and corals. In the soundtrack composed by Leo Hofmann, voices are whispering or singing fragments of the text Monadology and Sociology by 19th century french philosopher and sociologist Gabriel Tarde. So the film proposes to give an unstable shape and rhythm to this Tarde conception of the « universal phenomena across cosmic, natural and social worlds » where « The whole is always smaller than its parts ». All the images were filmed in the permanent galleries of the Museum of Natural History of the city of Geneva. Thanks for the support and participation.
Marion Tampon-Lajarriette (b.1982 in Paris) lives and works in Geneva. She received an MFA from the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Lyon (France) in 2007 and an MA in Arts and New Media from the Haute École d’Art et de Design de Genève (HEAD) in 2008. She has had numerous solo exhibitions, including: Museo Villa Pia (Lugano, 2019); Les Brasseurs (Liège, 2015); Mois de la Photo Festival (Paris, 2012); Loop Art Fair (Barcelona, 2008). Her work has also been shown at the Palais de Tokyo, Paris; MAMCO, Geneva; Swiss Institute, New York City; Capture Photography Festival, Vancouver; and is part of the permanent collection at MAMCO, Geneva; MEP, Paris; NMNM, Monaco; the Francois Pinault Foundation; among others. In 2016-2017 she was awarded a residency at the Swiss Institute in Rome, and took part in the Swiss Art Awards in Basel. In 2013, she was awarded the Société des Arts grant and the FCAC-Geneva grant and residency in New York City. The artist’s second monograph, Echos, will be edited in March 2020 by Casa Grande (331 pages, texts by Mark Lewis, Lucille Ulrich, Valeria Venditti). She is represented by Galerie Laurence Bernard in Geneva.