Exhibition view of a video installation by Jeremiah Day and Sebastian Bodirsky
Jeremiah Day & Sebastian Bodirsky, The Opposite Of Fatalism (June 22, Neu Hoch Str 51), Video Installation, 15’31’’, co-production Badischer Kunstverein - Karlsruhe and centre d’art Le Lait, exhibition view 'Si c’est pour les gens, ça doit être beau', dit-elle, centre d’art Le Lait, 2020, Albi (FR), photo: Phœbé Meyer
03. October 2020 - 10. January 2021 Add to Calendar

'If it’s for the people, it needs to be beautiful', she said

Exhibition Centre d' Art Le Lait Albi
Exhibition view of a video installation by Jeremiah Day and Sebastian Bodirsky
Jeremiah Day & Sebastian Bodirsky, The Opposite Of Fatalism (June 22, Neu Hoch Str 51), Video Installation, 15’31’’, co-production Badischer Kunstverein - Karlsruhe and centre d’art Le Lait, exhibition view 'Si c’est pour les gens, ça doit être beau', dit-elle, centre d’art Le Lait, 2020, Albi (FR), photo: Phœbé Meyer

Funded: Jeremiah Day

In his work, the Berlin-based artist Jeremiah Day re-examines recent political struggles and conflicts, revealing their subjective contexts and traces. To do this, he has developed a narrative form in which personal and political realities intermingle, thus offering a thoroughly personal vision of these at times forgotten moments of history.

The distinctive feature of his method lies in a transversal approach. As a student of and regular collaborator with Simone Forti, one of the pioneers of Post-Modern Dance, he has turned performance into a now central and structure-providing practice. Since 2014, Jeremiah Day has in effect presented many performances, which contain movement, improvisation, photography and the spoken word, in order to broach universal historical and political subjects, but within an intimate and incarnated context.

With the exhibition 'Si c’est pour les gens, ça doit être beau', dit-elle ('If it's for people, it has to be beautiful', she said), Jeremiah Day's intent is to pursue and further develop the lines of thinking involved in this recent performance work, and explore a series of social, political and climatic events which all raise the same question: how are we to achieve a positive citizen's involvement, in favour of the common good? With this project, Jeremiah Day makes art the basis of an intense reflection about civil society, while this latter seems to be more divided than ever.
 
This exhibition was supported by the ifa exhibition funding

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