PIERRE BAL-BLANC

I GOT UP

HOT WHEELS ATHENS
7 May - 4 June, 2022

Pierre Bal-Blanc featuring Marianne Marić with a work by Serapis Maritime

The exhibition I GOT UP at ECHO in Cologne, 2022 follows from I GOT UP at Hot Wheels Athens in Athens, 2021 and I GOT UP at gb agency in Paris, 2021.

The photographs commissioned from Marianne Marić during Thomas Ducasse’s performance for I GOT UP AT 8:59 AM OCT. 19 2021 are based on the „One Day Portrait/ Tagesportrait” series, which stemmed from the „Year portraits/ Jahresportraits” works developed by Friedl Kubelka Von Gröller over several decades. In these photographs, Marianne Marić proposes her own interpretation of the „One-Day-Portrait” with works confined to the time span of one-hour corresponding to the duration of the actor Thomas Ducasse’s awakening during the performance I GOT UP AT 8:59 AM OCT. 19 2021.

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I GOT UP AT 8:59 AM OCT. 19 2021
Screening Pre-Premiere (Preliminary version)
A Feature Film by Pierre Bal-Blanc
In the framework of Asynchronicity
A symposium-like gathering hosted by Cally Spooner

 

Saturday, May 7, 2022 (English Version)
Doors open: 08:45 AM
Screening: 08:59 AM

Kölnischer Kunstverein
Hahnenstrasse 6
50667 Cologne

 

The story of this one-hour film is adapted from the work of conceptual artist On Kawara I GOT UP AT 8:59 AM OCT.19 1968, whose principle consists of sending a postcard each day to different recipients, containing the time and place of his awakening. In Paris, on October 19th, 2021, the actor Thomas Ducasse, who had slept in the exhibition space since the previous day, woke up at 8:59 am in the presence of the public invited to attend. The film invites its audience to relive this communion. The scenario, common to both the performance and the film, focuses on another temporal segment. The morning of October 19, 1961 was the day when the daily press in France widely reported on the events that had begun on October 17 in the capital, which had been under curfew against North Africans. The Algerian demonstrations were violently repressed by the Parisian and national police and led to a massacre that was censored by the authorities until the 19th.

 

Also a part of Asynchronicity
A reading by Jesper List Thomsen of his recent text FREEEee

Saturday, May 7, 2022
Reading: 03:30 PM

Part folksong part lecture, FREEEee is a text that probes the parameters of corporeal and intellectual deliberation, of essayistic logic and poetic neglect via a series of encounters with current and deceased thinkers.