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Les Yeux Ouverts in Shanghai

The Centre Pompidou’s Fabrica: les yeux ouverts exhibition goes to China following an invitation by the Shanghai Cultural Development Foundation.


The exhibition will be open until November 11 at the Shanghai Art Museum as part of the Shanghai eArts Festival.
To find more information, click here.

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What happened in Pompidou?

Almost everyone is back from the Pompidou. The noise has returned. The stories are starting to spill out ...but not as quickly as they normally do here. In fact, I know almost nothing about what happened in Paris aside from some jumping into rivers. I'm trying to piece it together through photos, but it doesn't help much. The ones on the FLICKR banner are all so museumy.

Anyhow, here are a few exclusive and choice photos from the official backstage and frontstage Pompidou photograhper, our dear Reed Young. I don't know the stories behind them though. Please share them here!!!


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Pompidou at Fabrica


While everybody is in Paris, we - the left over of Fabrica – had our own exhibition yesterday. 'Fabrica: Les Yeux Fermé' is featuring important artwork by Fabrica students from all parts of the world. Most of the displayed artwork refers to highly relevant social issues.

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Andy at Pompidou


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Ready for Paris II


To understand the french mentality is not always easy. Maybe the work of this young artist from Toronto, Canada, will help you to get their timbre.


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Ready for Paris I


Just in front of the Centre Pompidou you will see a strange and noisy water installation. It's called the Strawinski Fountain, created by swiss artist Jean Tinguely (1925 - 1991) and his french wife Niki de Saint Phalle (1930 - 2002). The 16 moving and water spitting units refer to important compositions by Igor Stravinsky.

Tinguely is known for his mechanical and dark constructions, while Niki creates colorful and female sculptures. The Strawinski Fountain in front of the Centre Pompidou is one of their most important works.

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first sight

Oriol transmitted the first images from Paris...
By the way that's the 1000th entry on this blog... I wish Ann could be here now ;-)



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Fabrica at Pompidou. Going to Paris. Day 9

We mentioned the Colors Notebook project; however we did not deliver the images. Now is your turn to have a sneak peak to the project organized by Colors. The notebooks will be at the Centre Pompidou where the visitors to FABRICA: Les Yeux Ouverts at the Pompidou Centre will be able to see all of the notebooks there.
The filming is for a short film that will be presented there, a documentation of the traveling around the world. These are a preview of what’s to come.

Natalie showing a Notebook to the camera...

and an instant later, Natalie is showing a Notebook to us.

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Fabrica at Pompidou. Going to Paris. Day 8

So this thing of voting pictures is becoming bigger. No it's not only Ashley who's asking for democratic votes, but two more photographers, Olivia and Philipp, are following the example... It's actually a very interesting process, because our taste seem to be so different: I've just had a conversation about the selection, with our soccer star Yianni Hill (please look at V as Victory ...), and we were both noticing how tough is hoosing only five opictures to vote out of so many nice shot...
I've already talk to you about Olivia's work and now I had a chance of giving a look to Philipp Ebeling's work about Climate. The focus of his project his investigating the change of weather and environment as a consequence of human developement. To look at this from the best prospective, Pilipp spent few months in the place hat's nowdays the symbol of fast ad disordered developement: China. I wish I had some picture of the pictures to show you... well, you know you just have to make a move to Paris to see them...

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Fabrica at Pompidou. Going to Paris. Day 7

I was at the Fabrica patio and the conversation about life and death arose. This conversation has been a constant in Fabrica lately as the work of Ashley Gilbertson is on display in one of the most sociable areas of the building. He has asked us to judge is work, to vote for the most striking and powerful images of his project called Death and Birth.

The conversation was between Pia and Juan and they had their different take on the images. Juan just said “the pictures are cheesy, better said, a bit cheesy.” Then he added that the selection process was a good thing. While Pia, on the other hand, said some of the images are “very memorable.” The photo project by Ashley will be displayed at FABRICA: Les Yeux Ouverts at the Pompidou Centre.

Voting system for the images.

Pia continued to argue: “I like the picture of the old lady, it is the most shocking and disturbing image out of the selection; it is thought-provoking.” Juan thought the best image was the one of the large guy with the child’s coffin. Pia replayed “I like the dark one, the one of the profile of a dead guy in his storage box for the morgue." I personally like the one of the three generations looking into the hole.

The best part of Ashley’s exercise is that he is creating a buzz of his work. The final selection is still to be made and the images are already controversial amongst us. It will be a nice show of very contrasting images, as the subject is by itself: Death and Birth.

Pia and Juan Arguing about the images of Ashley Gilbertson.

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Fabrica at Pompidou. Going to Paris. Day 6

So few months ago the COLORS magazine project for FABRICA: Les Yeux Ouverts at the Pompidou Centre begun.
Many people around the world were given empty copies of the magazine to fill. By empty, I mean the cover just had the name and it was all white, ans so was the inside of what is called the COLORS notebook.
So all the copies are back now, filled up with what those people thought is was interesting to write, draw, create. After a selection, the best ones will be shown at the Pompidou.
I've just seen them and they are quite amazing, both because of the great ideas (most of the people who made them are not professionists...) and of the various places they come from (from Ucrain to Trinidad de Tobago...). Because, it goes without saying, COLORS is a magazine about the rest of the world.
Pictures soon, stay tuned.

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Fabrica at Pompidou. Going to Paris. Day 5.

I was talking today to Daniel Hirschman from the Interactive department and I asked him: “what’s your favorite installation in the exhibit for the Pompidou (excluding your own department)?” Daniel responded without hesitation, “the Dialogs project”. My next question was: “why?”

"The dialog between two speakers is only clearly heard from two specific spots in front of the installation. These places are at perpendicular to one another and as I view the work, listen to the dialog presented in front of me, I can watch and connect with the person listening to the dialog on the other side. While the voice speaks, a projection of the text is presented letter by letter on what looks like the digital character o an LCD. The communication by the voices and letters in juxtaposition to the positioning of the two listeners creates an interesting tension (heightened by the difficulty to hear the voices and read the text simultaneously) Fun!”

Dialogs, created by Francesco Meneghini will be at the FABRICA: Les Yeux Ouverts at the Pompidou Centre.

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Fabrica at Pompidou. Going to Paris. Day 4.

Here at Farbica we often have visitors of different kinds: journalists, experts in communications, parents, courious people. The tour is pretty much always the same: people walk into the nice building and check out the stuff we make here, going through the different departments. One thing that usually happens is that they go to the photography department and it’s almost a desert. There might be one or two photographers around, hardly more. This because they work in the real word, where things happen. So for FABRICA: Les Yeux Ouverts at the Pompidou Centre, they have left the building a while ago to work on their project, and they travelled all over the world.
The six individual projects create a single collective report of the ongoing changes in the world: I SEE.

The Middle Distance, by Olivia Arthur, examins the different attitudes towards women in the cultural cross-over between East and West by looking at young women in the countries that straddle the border of Europe and Asia, at what they hope for in life and at the pressures and expectations put on them by their societies that may restrict it. The pictures tell the stories of women from the trans-continental eurasian countries and investigate the ways in which societies show respect for women as the centre of the cultural and religious fight between modernisation and tradition, between a simple respect for women's dignity and the one for their freedom of choosing their own lives.

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Fabrica at Pompidou. Going to Paris. Day 3

One day closer to Paris. I had just opened the text editor to write this diary for the first time when I heard noise and excitment from upstairs. Upstairs from Writing Department (where I am actually writing from) means Interactive Department. I went upstairs trying to understand what was that about and I found out it's because The Tuned Stairs are done.

What the Tuned Stairs are is something we in writing know quite well because to get them ready hammers, drills, saws and other noisy tools have been needed. And as if that wasn't enough, the stairs themselves are called Tuned, not Silent. So the first prototype had mechanic sounds and then they have been changed with metal bells, animal noises, guitar strings, plasrtic bells... all trying to find the kind of sound that would have perfectly fit the stairs. This means that downstairs we were kind of forced to listen to the non-stop stairs concert…

But now they are done in the last version: xylophone’s sounds… they’re amazing! And since I have been about to go crazy for the made-up noises more than once, you can trust my opinion…

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Fabrica at Pompidou. Going to Paris. Day 2

This is the second day of this diary. The show of Fabrica: Ley Yeux Ouverts at the Pompidou Centre will not only include the projects from Fabrica but also movie screenings from movies produced and co-produced by Fabrica. The schedule of the Festival Fabrica Cinema is published at the Centre Pompidou Website. Here is a link to the trailer of the award wining No Man’s Land.


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Fabrica at Pompidou. Video Preview.

Fabrica at the Pompidou Centre.
Video that will be part of the exhibit.

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Fabrica at Pompidou. Going to Paris. Day 1

In a month, Fabrica will have a big show at the Pompidou Centre in Paris. This feature will be a sort of diary about the journey from Treviso to Paris. This is my first post for the Fabrica Blog, yet I have been a Fabricante for almost a year… never to late to start. Now I will tell you the tales of the show, the people involved, the mishaps, the gossip, basically anything I hear about the show and the building of it, I will share. This is day one and only the beginning, so today I will explain the contents of the feature. Here, I will introduce the projects involved and the people that create them, also my own personal experience with the show, as I am part of one project… you get the point.
The Fabrica at Pompidou Centre show will happen in a month and the postings here will be your preview to the show. Hope you enjoy. The show will happen and it will be big.

Yesterday and the day before, I did a couple of interviews for the show. I can’t really talk about them now, as the project is directed under some sort of secrecy. Sometimes I don’t even know what’s happening the next day. But what I can say is that the interviews took place in Milan and Florence, I interviewed an economist and an ecofeminist-political activist. I will talk more about the interviews and the project in some days; but now I will tell you about driving through Italy. Driving around Tuscany we found an artificial lake, we stopped on the side of the road. I had no swimsuit, so I didn’t swim but Giuglio (Camera wonder kid) and Greg (project director) did. I read a book. The whole scenario made me wonder, in my country, Mexico, you never stop at a lake for a quick swim, lakes are polluted and nasty, and here they welcome you with topless sunbathers and clean water. It was nice. After a great afternoon, traffic. Argh! Longest trip, we ate like trillions of gas station sandwiches, I have to say my favorite is the Buffalino sandwich at Autogrill. It rocks.
That’s all for now. Stay tuned.

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