Jousse Entreprise

Julien Prévieux

22 - 26 Oct 2014

Prix Marcel Duchamp
22 – 26 October 2014

Julien Prévieux was announced winner of the Marcel Duchamp Prize. His project, What Shall We Do Next?, reported by the philosopher Elie During in front of the jury, is presented until October 26 for the FIAC.

What Shall we Do Next? consists of a film and a performance presented alternately at the Prix Marcel Duchamp stand. The performance consists of three modules each lasting about seven minutes.

The first module shows gestures taken from Hollyewood sci-fi films from the 1950s (The Day the Earth Stood Still, 1951) to the present day (Iron Man, 2010).

The second module is a dialogue between two actors and a remake of a Martha Graham dance performed by two dancers. It calls to mind the details of a dispute which broke out, after the death of the American choreographer Martha Graham in 1977, between her heir and her company; the quarrel involved knowing who owned the dances, and there was a trial over the ownership of artistic movements.

The third module consists of the very last gestures of the future, taken by Julien Prévieux from the site of the US industrial property agency. These are gestures patented by companies, mainly in the domain of the new technologies.
The performance devised for four dancers regularly interrupts the film for a few minutes. It is like a new chapter of the film complementing the subjects referred to in the video essay.

Away from the stand, the dancers also move about the corridors of the FIAC, making gestures which will soon be common in the art world, like a troubling anticipation.

Tags: Marcel Duchamp, Julien Prévieux