Temps Zero is a collective artistic project gathering sound or music with images, whether it be photographic or filmic, in public projections in order to create a striking fusional relationship between the different mediums. Since 2013, Temps Zero has brought together international visual and sound artists sharing the same ethics of life, image and creation, all driven by an existential vision and a form of poetic resistance to the world.
The collective has visited and shown its works in various places all over European cities (Berlin, Paris, Toulouse, Braga, Ilanz, Thessaloniki, Rome, Bernac, Athens, Vienna, Bucharest), meeting a fervent and numerous public. Each of their event takes on a renewed and moving form, reflecting the artistic ebullition of the artists, through screenings and live soundtracks, exhibitions, workshops and publications.
Temps Zero brings together photographers who, rather than belonging to the same photographic genre, belong to the same family. It becomes a question of filiation, a link that goes beyond formal questions, a style or a way of writing. Their images are visions, sometimes convulsive and vacillating, always trembling and contagious with emotion and sensitive experiences. They are united by the same poetic resistance to the world, each developing a sensitive, sometimes epidermal language and a subjective practice of photography. Their images are impulsive, filled with a vital exaltation that seems to overflow. And each time, life exploses and exults in the convergence of their pictures.
Curator: Stéphane Charpentier
Associated Commissioners: Alyssa Moxley, Patricia Morosan
Photographs and films: Michael Ackerman, Gaël Bonnefon, Martin Bogren, Lorenzo Castore, Stéphane Charpentier, Clara Chichin, Adam Grossman Cohen, Damien Daufresne, Gabrielle Duplantier, Theo Elias, Nicu Ilfoveanu, Marco Marzocchi, Lorena Morin, Patricia Morosan, Alisa Resnik, Gilles Roudière, Uli M Schueppel, Marie Sordat
Sounds and music: Alyssa Moxley
with David Bryant (Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Hiss Tracks)
These exhibitions views were taken from the exhibition “Temps Zéro”, at the Noorderlicht Studio from January 16th to April 12th, 2020.