Levitations exhibitions course

9 November 2018 – 16 December 2018




With Pavitra Wickramasinghe – Quadrature – Clement Valla – Rajwa Tohmé – Iocose – Nicolas Maigret – Alain Josseau – Victoire Thierrée – Moussa Sarr – Jean-Benoît Lallemant – Gino de Dominicis – David Spriggs – Cinzia Campolese – Hugo Deverchère – Félicie d’Estienne d’Orves et Éliane Radigue


Once we fulfil the dream of taking flight, our eyes, previously raised to the sky, turn down below. We cover our sky with machines eyes, from satellites to drones, collecting, mapping our spaces. From military surveillance to bomb fallout, we have developed our supervision. In our craving for infinity, the sky doesn’t bring an end to our desire to fly. Eyes lifted up to the stars, we extend our vision to the scale of light years. Drifting eyes going beyond human life expectancy, for an interplanetary supervision.






David SpriggsVision 

David David Spriggs’’ Vision (2009) has a distinct focus on the senses. Accentuated by an affinity between its subject matter and the fragmentary nature of the the medium, there is a tension created between form and emptiness. Appearing both as an implosion and as an explosion depending on the one’s perception, the viewer has the sense that he/she is observing form in becoming, yet at the same time breaking down. The immersive experience created by Vision provides the audience with the impression that they are in the the midst of witnessing an event, something of monumental proportions akin to the Big Bang. In changing viewpoints by navigating around the work, Vision is continually altered, breaking down at the sides so that the viewer can only see the edge planes of multiple sheets, begging the question: Is there in fact form, or just individual images? Forming a half-sphere where the piece appears convex, Vision is reminiscent of the human retina and the mechanics of perception.



Félicie d’Estienne d’Orves et ÉLiane Radigue


There’s no life on Mars but Mars has never ceased to inspire. A metaphor of otherness. For Continuum Félicie d’Estienne d’Orves has made a film of a sunset on Mars in homage to seminal electronic composer Éliane Radigue (b. 1932). Her immersive installation based on images of the Red Planet taken by NASA probes shows the sun setting for about an hour to the score of Koumé, part III of the musician’s Trilogie de la mort, a piece inspired by the Bardo Thodol, better known as the Tibetan Book of the Dead. Bardo in Tibetan Buddhism is the interval between death and rebirth.


The Martian landscape realized by Félicie d’Estienne d’Orves goes through different phases of colour, depicting skies progressively turning from orange to blue and into twilight – the reverse of what happens on Earth with a blue sky becoming red. Echoing these monochromatic fields is Éliane Radigue’s minimalist composition, resounding like an on-going deep breath.


Continuum is about continuity between different states of consciousness, from being to non-being to being again, over and over, the endless cycle of life and death. Time and space become a dream, like any other sense dissolving into the visual and the sonorous. Continuum plays with the idea of optical and cosmic illusion: on Mars so on Earth, the sun never sets.”


Sean Rose, author and art critic


Direction technique : Guillaume Jacquemin – Spatialisation sonore : Lionel Marchetti – Production exécutive : Olivia Sappey  / bOssa
Coproduction : Centre Pompidou – DICRéAM – Arcadi Île-de-France
Durée : 52 minutes – Boucle toutes les heures





Take Hold Lightly, Let Go Lightly – Installation

Pavitra Wickramasinghe
Électronique et Meécanicque par Jonathan Villeneuve et Pierre Gaudet

Birds of Prey
– Video

Victoire Thierrée

Produit par Jonas Films – Réalisatrice : Victoire Thierrée – Productrice : Elsa Klughertz (Jonas Films) – Assistante de production : Fanny Béguély – Chef opérateur : Agustin Barbaroux – Ingénieur du Son : Amaury Arboun – Monteur Son : Amaury Arboun – Mixeur, étalonneur et Monteur image : en attente de confirmation – Réalisée dans le cadre de la plateforme de production Chroniques, soutenue par la Région Sud, coordonnée par Seconde Nature et ZINC.


Vision – Installation

David Spriggs


Satelliten – Installation



Automatique War – Installation

Alain Josseau

Assistants à la réalisation : Guilhem de Gramont, Loic Bollati – Réalisée dans le cadre de la plateforme de production Chroniques, soutenue par la Région Sud, coordonnée par Seconde Nature et ZINC

– Installation

Jean-Benoît Lallemant
Avec David Vandenberghe – DnR’Sys, ingénieur mécatronique – Source


HMPITSS – A/V Installation

Cinzia C.
Création sonore : Rupert Rose


Cosmorama – Video

Hugo Deverchère
Hugo Deverchère / Cosmorama, 2017 / Production Le Fresnoy – Studio national des arts contemporains avec le soutien de Neuflize OBC


Universal texture – Ink on canvas

Clement Valla


In Times of Peace – Drone Memorial – Installation/ Sculpture

Consultation ingénieurie : Ian Guy – Video sur dronememorial.org : Celeste Lombardi et Francesco Lascari


Airborne – Installation 

Zilvinas Kempinas


Warzone – Video 

Nicolas Maigret
Conception: Nicolas Maigret – DISNOVATION.ORG (2014) – Programmation : Ivan Murit


Rising Carpet – Installation

Moussa Sarr

Coproduction : Musée des civilisations de l’Europe et de la Méditerranée – Ingénierie et pilotage : Vé Production


Ligne de Fuite – Installation

Rajwa Tohmé

Production : Bipolar (2018) et Le Fresnoy – Studio national d’arts contemporains (2016). Avec le soutien du DICRéAM (Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication / CNC) et de ZINC dans le cadre du dispositif européen Risk Change





Une exposition imaginée et produite par Chroniques et Friche La Belle de Mai




5€ tarif plein / 3€ Demandeurs emploi & seniors / Gratuit RSA -18 ans et étudiants

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Friche la Belle de Mai

41 Rue Jobin, Marseille, France


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Les expositions à la Friche la Belle de Mai, au FRAC Provence-Alpes Cote d’Azur et au Gallifet Art Center sont payantes.

PASS parcours d’expositions : 8 €