VIDEO GUIDE Marseilles – Part XII

For the second consecutive year, Videospread is content provider for Caszuidas Giant outdoor Screen in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Having started the year with a solo show, Videospread will launch in April its new programme, born form a collaboration with the Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain* (FRAC) Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, Marseilles, France.


For the first time, Videospread will screen a programme made from videos of the FRAC Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur collection. This programme highlights the diversity and abundance of the FRAC’s collection, all the while showing the process and risk taken by this organization in buying video art in the early 80’s. Are showcased the works of Hugues Reip : Nerf, 1996, All, 1997 and Takehito Koganezawa, One Minute, 1999, Untitled, 2000.


Hugues Reip
Among different mediums, Hugues Reip utilizes video to translate a certain connection to the world, by use of shift, displacement and change in scale. Thus, he is able to create improbable and poetic images. The artist particularly appreciates small objects and is particularly attentive to « little events that produce nothing ». He is able to develop an ever-moving body of work, taking root in a shared reality: an unchanging everyday life, a dull environment, highlighting their unusual, contradictory, strange or fictive aspects.


Takehito Koganezawa
Videos from Japanese artist Takehito Koganezawa find their origin in performance, in which the artist himself is an actor and participant. Always founded on simple actions inspired by everyday life, his videos underline – with humour and absurdity – the connections between men and things, space and time, images and their interpretations. He reorganizes them, changing the fundamentals of the video, its narrative structure by an ingenious manipulation of its technical components. It is by a process of repetition that these simple and direct sequences become complex and humorous.


* The Fonds régional d’art contemporain is supported by Région Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur and the Ministry of culture and communication – Direction régionale des affaires culturelles Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur. It is a member of platform, groupement of the Fonds régionaux d’art contemporain and founding member of