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en devenir

Le réel et le possible
Prendre la parole:
up for / about / on behalf of / out /
with / over

Donner à voir
Limes – voyages de frontière
L'espacement des temps
Rivedersi diversi
Chroniques du sentiment politique


Donner à voir

15 January - 14 March 2015

at the Médiathèque

Opening on January 15 at 6 p.m. with an introduction by Tobias Hering, Raphaël Cuomo and Maria Iorio.

8 March at 6 p.m.
Screening in the Auditorium of the Bâtiment d’art contemporain (BAC):
Un autre été (Véronique Goël, 1981, 87 min.)
The screening will be followed by a discussion with the filmmaker.

Donner à voir is a temporary constellation of films and videos by Chantal Akerman, Michel Auder, Simone Bitton/Catherine Poitevin, Jean-Paul Fargier, Véronique Goël, Abderrahmane Sissako, and a photography-based installation by Jan Lemitz.



"Organiser toute l'exposition autour de cette tache aveugle..." (Jacques Derrida in Mémoires d'aveugle by Jean-Paul Fargier) – to organise an entire exhibition around a blind spot. The blind spot of Donner à voir is the very gesture which puts itself at the beginning: giving something to see, a gesture at work both in filming and curating, an offer, an opening, a making-possible-to-see, but also the manoeuvre by which the visible is about to obliterate the invisible.

The videos selected from the collection of the Médiathèque Fonds d’art contemporain de la Ville de Genève (FMAC), as well as from its expanded content encountered in the physical holdings (cabinets, shelves, drawers, etc.) on site in Geneva, are all, in very different ways, narrative; they explore narrating as a practice that originates in a sense of absence and they furnish what is given-to-see as an evocation of that which is no longer or not yet visible.

curated by Tobias Hering
in collaboration with Raphaël Cuomo and Maria Iorio

still from Conversation Nord-Sud: Serge Daney et Elias Sanbar (Simone Bitton, Catherine Poitevin, 1993)