The Oral Texte exhibition is a continuation of the program of the Partitions (Performances) meetings, organized and led from 2011 to 2021 by Christian Alandete at the Pernod Ricard Foundation, dedicated to the artistic formats of the conference.
The exhibition offers a journey through language: the babbling of a baby who discovers their voice and their ability to modulate sounds (Camille Llobet), or those of a robot animated by an artificial intelligence that discovers language when it is switched on (Justine Emard), a language of fire from the origins of the human species (Davide Balula), languages whistled from the High Plateaux (Aurélie Ferruel and Florentine Guedon), the imaginary language developed in the greatest secrecy by two sisters (Lola Gonzàlez), the language that humans have stolen from birds (Clarissa Baumann), eroticized by the whispers sent from the intimacy of one’s bedroom to anonymous strangers on social networks (Zhana Ivanova)... Sometimes the voice is lost in the ocean, ultimate contact for sailors in distress (Pauline Lecerf) or refuses to be heard, like Janmari, this autistic child who keeps tracing on the pages of his diary the circles of a mouth that doesn't want to emit any sound, and of which "poems" on canvas seem to be the echo (Agnès Thurnauer). Invoking stories, myths and legends, the artists invite us to rethink our ways of communicating with others, whether they are our own or of another species (Julie Béna, Angélique Buisson).
The exhibition, from June 21st to July 23rd, unfolds different modes of operation within our relationship to language, covering a variety of mediums that go beyond the expectations of performance: videos, installations, paintings, and sculptures occupy the exhibition spaces with a time set aside for performances programmed each week in the exhibition or in the spaces of the Pernod Ricard Foundation.