Void presents the French artist Stéphane Charpentier for the first time in Athens. A photographic installation will take over Void’s space under the title “The Core". The installation presents variations of a cluster of high-rise buildings as a metaphor of a human habitat that evokes feelings of solitude and dystopian energy. High contrast black and white pictures of these buildings are installed opposite a series of evanescent portraits, stunned presences, faces seemingly hypnotized by a blinding blaze.
During the opening day, Void will release its new publication of the artist and will present a parallel program that will take place during that period at Void’s space and the French Institute.
Stéphane Charpentier engages in an introspective photographic language and builds long-term analog series, creates experimental videos, short artistic films, installations and music videos.
He collaborates with various musicians and took part to the creation of the band Oiseaux-Tempête, which the first album was inspired by trips in Greece. Since 2013, he curates and promotes the Temps Zero performances - collective photo & film projections & live improvised music - around Europe.
Stéphane Charpentier lives in Athens since 2015.
Monday 04.12.17 | French Institute - Auditorium Theo Angelopoulos & Café – IFG | 19:30
Projection of Stephane’s photographic film “Eclairages” with a live 5.1 surround sound performance by Alyssa Moxley (duration 24 min).
Projection of the split screen film "The Divided Line” with a soundtrack by Oiseaux-Tempête (duration 20 min). Open discussion, questions & answers with the artistThis event is organized by the French Institute and the entrance is free.
This event is organized by the French Institute and the entrance is free.
Saturday 09.12.2017 | Void | 20:00
Concert by Millions of Dead Tourists
With live videos by Stéphane Charpentier
Sound Introduction by Alyssa Moxley (mixed field recordings)
Sunday 10.12.2017 | Void
Portfolio review by Stéphane Charpentier (more info here https://void.photo/)
Tuesday 12.12.17 | Void darkroom night | 19:00
Void’s space is transformed into a photographic darkroom open to the public. The artist will make analog prints on 50x60cm silver baryta paper. Live-streaming of the event will be through Void’s website.