La grande évasion
Photographic and sound installation
Pierre Leguillon got interested in the image’s channels of circulation: the states they go through, the traces of senses that they transmit. What movement takes place inside the passing from a series of heterogeneous snapshots to a collection? In the sliding from one medium to another, from a virtual space to a physical one? With La Grande évasion, a collection assembled on the internet tries to get to its audience on the occasion of its movements – waiting for stories, for choreograpies that every one will be able to make them perform.
Source: website of Boris Charmatz
For the past fifteen years, Pierre Leguillon has re-worked major works from the 20th century, which he considers to have been paralyzed by history. An artist, curator, professor, photographer and critic.
A laureate of the Villa Médicis, he currently teaches at the Haute école d'art et de design in Geneva. Pierre Leguillon is a protean artist, working mainly on the production and reproduction of printed images that have reached a wide audience through their circulation in the mass media, evident in his works Danse Libre and Musée des erreurs. Through these works and their presentation in exhibitions, the artist can be said to question the hierarchies of art.
His work has been shown at the Mamco, Geneva (2011); the Moderna Museet, Malmö (2010); the Louvre (2009); and the Artists Space in New York (2009).
Source : Lafayette Anticipations
Centre national de la danse, Réalisation
Since 2001, the National Center for Dance (CND) has been making recordings of its shows and educational programming and has created resources from these filmed performances (interviews, danced conferences, meetings with artists, demonstrations, major lessons, symposia specialized, thematic arrangements, etc.).
La grande évasion
Artistic direction / Conception
36 boîtes en aluminium, environ 300 impressions photographiques et documents de dimensions variables
Production / Coproduction of the video work
Enregistré au CND le 8 novembre 2015 dans le cadre de Scènes du geste