It doesn’t go away even if you stop believing in it
Laëtitia Badaut Haussmann, Salomé Chatriot, Ivan Cheng, Chris Cunningham, Jesse Darling, Kevin Desbouis, Peter Fischli & David Weiss, Garance Früh, Timothy Morton, General Motors, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Amal Guichard, HaYoung, Rem Koolhaas, Mike Kelley, Ibrahim Meïté Sikely, Rafael Moreno, Pamela Rosenkranz, Harilay Rabenjamina, Tschabalala Self, Colin Self, Erwan Sene, Tommaso di Stefano Lunetti, Emma Stern, Frances Stark, Hito Steyerl, Pol Taburet, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Gaspar Willmann…
Théo Casciani questions the future of works in the world after, between dystopia and multiverse, by transforming the Frac into another space, at once a factory, a laboratory and a data-center.
“A character steps outside their home to venture into the large warehouse they stare at everyday from their room. What is it? A storage zone, a data center, in any case, it is a laboratory. By staging this mysterious environment in the exhibition space, the public participates in the simulation, in a future. The point is then to fulfill the missions of a Frac, among them collection, mediation and conservation, by asking what happens to artworks, whether they are relics or test subjects, exploited, hacked, or corrupted, in these knowledge-preserving institutions once known as museums or libraries.”
DÉFINITION is the seventh chapter of a cycle of events accompanying the writing of Théo Casciani’s next novel, to be published in 2024 by P.O.L.
Curator: Théo Casciani
Direction: Claire Staebler
Exhibition Design: Simon de Dreuille
Graphic Design: Marie-Mam Sai Bellier
In partnership with CIRVA