Une soirée pour nous

Duration 15′


Wednesday 11/11/2009 from 20:15 to 20:30

What would happen should the average television viewer, who watches soap operas during lunch hour and spends evenings clicking between a reality show, a film, the weather report, and maybe a concert – what would happen should this viewer take it upon himself, one day, to do exactly what the TV told him to? If he took himself for the weatherman, for a famous actor, for the girl in the advertisement? Would he manage to make real, to live, to inhabit all the morals, all the life-lessons, all the world views which the TV launches, day after day, at his brain?

Nicole Borgeat

performance: Yan Duyvendak
directed by: Imanol Atorrasagasti
coproduction: Centre Pour l’Image Contemporaine Saint-Gervais Genève

About the artists

Yan Duyvendak was born in Holland in 1965 and has lived in Geneva and Barcelona. He was trained at the Ecole Superieure d’Art Visuel in Geneva and has worked in performance since 1995. Duyvendak regularly presents his performances at the Fondation Cartier in Paris, the Exit performing arts Festival in Helsinki, Art Unlimited Basel, the Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid, the Guangju Biennale (2004), the Image Forum, Institute of the Moving Image, Tokyo, the Crédac, Ivry-sur-Seine, Vooruit, Gent, at the fFstival d’Avignon (2008), or at the Theaterspektakel Zurich. His video work is in numerous public and private art collections, going from the Musée des Beaux-Arts, Lyon, to the Museum für Kommunikation, Bern. In 2004, Duyvendak received,  for the third consecutive year, the “Swiss Art Award”, as well as the “Namics kunstpreis fur neue medien”.