Exhibition Of Nature, Of Noise – 11 – 25 March 2023

From March 11 to 25, 2023 Exhibition Of Nature, Of Noise
Les Ateliers de Bitche – Nantes
Opening on Saturday March 11 at 6 p.m.
Visit from Wednesday to Saturday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

avec :
Anna Greenwood
Nathalie Plantin
Madeleine Anna Pickett
Gabriel Vogel
Rhys Trimble
Jenny Pickett
Julien Ottavi

Le “Noise” peut signaler le déploiement d’une nouvelle appréciation ou prise de conscience dans le chaos ordonné de la Nature, c’est la surcharge visuelle et sonore, la désorientation et les perturbations qui peuvent conduire à de nouvelles interprétations, modes de communication ou esthétiques émergentes. L’exposition « Of Nature, Of Noise » explore les perspectives de différents artistes et leur relation et/ou médium du son/texte/image à la nature et au bruit.

Gabriel Vogel – Based in Nantes since 2000, Gabriel Vogel is a sound artist, drummer and painter. He explores the musical field meticulously. He records, shapes and creates his sound pieces like a sculptor. The movement is important, the precision essential, the imagination at the rendezvous. It is also designed its own instruments, built from recycled elements, recycled in a sonic way. An automatic percussion, a new instrument that invites you to let yourself go. To lose oneself ever more, to lose oneself ever more thoroughly in the shades of light of the materials. And to listen, again and again, to the friction, the tinkling, the beating of metal against metal.

Madeleine Anna Pickett is an artist based in rural Norfolk, UK. Her works explore themes related to technology, connectivity and landscape through painting and poetry. She studied at Norwich School of Art and Jordanstone School of Art in Dundee between 1997 and 2004, and traveled extensively in Australia and New Zealand during this time. Madeleine Anna Pickett is a member of the Well Artists in Norwich, exhibiting regularly at The Forum, Norwich. She has exhibited at the Center des arts de Saint-Laurent and participated in the Infinity project from 2017-2018, as well as at the Shoe Factory Social Club in 2019. Her works are held in numerous private collections.

Julien Ottavi – Doctor of Arts, Composer, Artist, Curator. Julien Ottavi is engaged in research and creation, mixing sound art, real-time video, new technologies and body performances. Back and forth movement in writing, text and language also have great importance in his practice, theoretical and poetic experimentation, from the page to the saying, he has written several texts around sound practices, art and movement of free but also on hacking, drift and loss of language. Beyond mediums and categories, the activation and mise en abyme of energies, concepts and forces through experience is one of its ways of practicing creation in its material, social, sensory, sensitive and conceptual realities. .

Anna Greenwood – British artist and singer songwriter, based in Nantes since 2012. Anna Greenwood graduated in fine arts from Falmouth University of Arts, Cornwall in 2004. Dr
awing forms the basis of her work, she sketches the things that pass before her eyes, the energy of nature, its movement are among the elements that inspire her work.

Rhys Trimble
avant-bard, punk poetry (Wales, UK)Born in Zambia, Rhys Trimble is a performance poet artist based in Cymru AKA Wales (or ‘Wales’, a word derived from the Anglo-Saxon ‘wealisc’ which means ‘stranger’). A bilingual avant-garde poet, he is interested in multilingualism, spatialism, process poetry and the metrics of the Welsh language. He also defines himself as a sound creator, book filler, defiler, serial protester, destructive verse tester, glitch lexicographer, poetry saboteur and taxidermist. Author of several collections of poetry and the novel “Swansea automatic” (2015), his work has been translated into several languages. He is also the singer of the punk noise group Lolfa Binc.

Nathalie Plantin
Artist photographer, from the underground scene, for more than 30 years. Nathalie Plantin experiences photography as a pretext for meeting others and as a form of communication with the world. She has traveled and exhibited extensively with her camera, where she has developed a unique approach to light contrast and the grain of photography.

Jenny Pickett – Transdisciplinary artist graduated from Goldsmiths, London and Falmouth University of Arts, Cornwall. Jenny Pickett’s practice crosses sculpture, drawing, interactivity and performance. This plurality of mediums accumulates layers of meaning, exploring the influences sound can have upon the gaze and vice versa, by modifying both what we hear and see. Pickett’s concern is at the point where technology (new or old), code, signs, signals becomes the landscape or the body by accumulating their previous states, our previous norms.

Events during the exhibition
-March 17 – Eugene Chadbourne + Natrajaor
-March 24 – Weapon/Wolframite/Trimble + guests