Labyrinthitis XSF

Fall Semester 2015

28, 29 and 30 October 2015

3 or 6
Universität / Haute École
ECAL / Ecole cantonale d'art de Lausanne
Etienne Chambaud
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Content description

Labyrinthitis XSF is a writing workshop imagined by French artist Etienne Chambaud and dedicated to the presence and representation of exhibitions in realm of fiction. Based on short texts written by the participants under a set of specific constrains and rules, the workshop's explores the notion of lawless spaces or spaces submitted to contingent natural laws. What would be the experience of an art exhibition in these worlds-without-science (or XSF—extro-science-fiction—in Quentin Meillassou's terminology)? What would Art be there? What could it do? What sorts of forms and times would it imply? How might it change the forms of our (pas besoin du very) thoughts?

Labyrinthitis XSF aims to create a maze made of such worlds, as well as the vertigo of its navigations, written, edited and recorded by the workshop participants.




Etienne Chambaud is a French artist, born in 1980. He lives and works in Paris. 

He has worked on films, exhibitions, objects and situations. His works have been presented in solo and group exhibitions in galleries and institutions in Europe and North America, including the Centre Pompidou and the Palais de Tokyo, Paris; DRAF, London; CA2M, Madrid; Wattis Institute, San Fransisco; Drawing Center, NYC or Kunsthalle Vienna amongst others. He is represented by the galleries LABOR in Mexico City and Sies+Höke in Düsseldorf.