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ONLINE SPECIAL: La Plage meets Hybrid Layers

View through a shop window on collages on a wall
View through a shop window on collages on a wall
© Photo: Aurélien Mole; Courtesy the artist and La Plage, Paris, Ilja Karilampi, »Truss Mi Daddy« installation view, 2015, La Plage, Paris

The exhibition »Hybrid Layers« features artistic and curatorial platforms, which in their methodology and conceptual approach reflect on new forms of cu­rating, thus embracing the hybrid notion of space emerging with the digital. As a project space invited to present an intervention within »Hybrid Layers«, »La Plage« will curate the online program, which runs from July 1, 2017 to January 7, 2018, parallel to »La Plage« participation in the exhibition.

Founded in 2015, »La Plage« is a project space based in Paris run by Valentina Cipullo and Francesca Mangion.

The third video presented by »La Plage« for »Hybrid Layers« is »Martin Pleure«, 2017, by Jonathan Vinel:

»Martin Pleure«, 2017, HD video, color, sound, 16 min 23 sec., © Courtesy the artist and AKA Productions

»Martin Pleure« [Martin Cries], a 16-minute video by French filmmaker Jonathan Vinel, is based on elements sourced from the video game »Grand Theft Auto V«. Arboreal sequences set the backdrop for Martin’s linear story, that of a young man who is being ghosted by his friends and decides to go looking for them. Romantic statements and idyllic settings clash with Martin’s erratic and often violent behavior. As the search goes on, we follow Martin fearlessly embracing a series of diverging emotions, from rage and melancholia to the expectation of finding his friends unharmed.

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About the artist:

Jonathan Vinel

*1988, Toulouse, FR

lives and works in Paris, FR

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