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Lola Gonzàlez * 1988 in Angoulême, lives in Paris

A myth relates that when chaos spreads through the world, at certain critical moments of history, the dead awaken. Here two journalists set out in search of these wandering souls and try to alert the population to an imminent, poorly identified danger that seems to affect only the young and to be spread through water sources. Confronted with this disturbing situation, beliefs are requestioned. The film Les courants vagabonds draws on different genres, from docufiction to musical c [...]

A myth relates that when chaos spreads through the world, at certain critical moments of history, the dead awaken. Here two journalists set out in search of these wandering souls and try to alert the population to an imminent, poorly identified danger that seems to affect only the young and to be spread through water sources. Confronted with this disturbing situation, beliefs are requestioned. The film Les courants vagabonds draws on different genres, from docufiction to musical comedy and dance by way of fantastic second-rate stories. The iconography of a rebellious people tied to aquatic territory as a place of liberation but also of sacrifice, keeps recurring in Lola Gonzàles’s output. Aside from the great contemplative pleasure that can be derived from evoking it, the transposed continent of water is a place where goods and human beings circulate, and has been a power issue since well before our own era. Stories and myths, like the one offered here by the artist, run through literature like water channels, and also serve as a warning and inducement code in space and time.

Lola Gonzàlez (*1988, Angoulême, lives and works in Paris). Her videos and performances come to grips with reality and offer echoes of the events and prevailing climate of our epoch. She has very close bonds with her actors who are also her friends, members of her family. Together they form a troupe who enact the dramas, the alarms and joys of the things that make up life. She graduated from the ENSBA Lyon in 2013 with special commendation from the jury. She was awarded the Prix Meurice for contemporary art in 2016. Her films have been shown at the Palais de Tokyo where she was an artist in residence in 2016/2017; at MAC Lyon, Le Crédac d’Ivry and currently at the exhibition of the 19th Prix Fondation d’Entreprise Ricard in Paris. Lola Gonzàlez is represented by the Galerie Marcelle Alix in Paris.

 

Photography : Lola Gonzàlez, extrait du film Les courants vagabonds, 17 minutes, vidéo couleur HD, stéréo, 2017

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