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Frederic nauczyciel
La Peau Vive [Skin Live]
Video installation | hdv | color | 38'0'' | France | 2017
J’ai invité dans le studio des complices de plusieurs années, issus de la communauté noire transgenre des deux territoires, et d’autres artistes connus ou inconnus, engagés dans des pratiques performatives, masculines et féminines, urbaines et savantes, waaking, krump, art performance, slam... Tous sont reliés par un désir puissant d’inventer leur identité et par une appartenance revendiquée aux marges, réelles et symboliques. Je leur ai proposé de filmer eux-mêmes leurs tatouages, leurs scarifications, leur peau, face à la caméra ; et ce faisant, à échantillonner, une partie de leur histoire.
Frédéric NAUCZYCIEL is a French artist who works between Paris and the US with photography, video, and performance. Throughout his practice, he has explored the complexity of social life, be it rural or urban. He employs a nuanced type of portraiture that treats his protagonists in the context of the fabric of their surroundings. His most recent project, The Fire Flies, explores the underground black culture of voguing in the ghettos of Baltimore and Paris. He was moved by the poetics of survival that he encounteredBlack American and French homosexuals and transsexuals who invent themselves through performance. Nauczyciel emphasizes this expanded meaning of performance with his images vivantes, asserting that the very ability to project yourself into the world is what makes you real. He has exhibited internationally, including at Musée d’Art Contemporain du Val-de-Marne, Rencontres Internationales de Photographie of Arles, Musée de la Chasse in Paris, and Palau de la Virreina in Barcelona. He was invited to stage a workshop and present The Fire Flies, Baltimore at The Centre Pompidou in Paris in October 2013.Born 1968 in Paris, France. Lives and works in France and the USA.