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¡ Viva Villa ! 2020 : Benjamin Mouly


Benjamin Mouly studied photography at the ENSP in Arles and contemporary arts at the HEAD in Geneva. He had several exhibitions, in France and abroad (Periscope : Beyond Photography MC2 Gallery, Milan 2017 – Hojas de Perro, Alliance Française de Bogota, Colombie 2015) on the occasion of personal exhibitions (De Concert, galerie Les Filles du Calvaire, Paris 2015) and collective exhibitions and fairs. He worked for 6 years with the gallery Les Filles du Calvaire, and was a member artist of the Casa de Velázquez (Madrid) in 2019/2020. My stay in Madrid at Casa de Velázquez allowed me to develop my project For The Birds. It is an hybrid project, between video and installation. Using video allows me to confront my interest for the image with my current concerns, which relate as much to performance as to sculpture. The moving image confers long-time existence to objects – often made of sugar – and situations – particularly in relation to birds and the bodies of actors – which are by nature ephemeral or furtive. My work integrates various components, such as...

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