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In their joint practice, Patrick Bernier and Olive Martin (b. 1971, Paris and 1972, Liège) explore the porousness of identity within the context of migration.
Their projects take the form of research into multi-layered localities and territorial wastelands where they link the traditional concepts of physical space with laws of an oftentimes temporary nature. These temporary or ephemeral laws are related, on the one hand, to issues of migration and the right to belong, and on the other hand, to the Internet.
The complexity of spatial divisions is immediately evident in projects such as La Nouvelle Kahnawaké, where the artists visit a small village in an Indian reserve that manages an online casino, or in their current project, X et Y c. France where they juxtapose the legal status of an online document versus that of an illegal immigrant.
The works of Patrick Bernier and Olive Martin have recently been shown at the Belgian pavilion of the Venice Biennale 2015, at the Nouveau Festival, Centre Pompidou (2015),
the Witte de With, Rotterdam (2014), Arcadia University Art Gallery, Philadelphia (2014), and at BAK, Utrecht (2013).
Curator: Heidi Ballet.
Partners: The exhibition is co-produced by the Jeu de Paume,
the Fondation Nationale des Arts Graphiques et Plastiques (FNAGP),
and the CAPC musée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux.
The Fondation Nationale des Arts Graphiques et Plastiques is a permanent partner in the Satellite program.
The Friends of CAPC
contribute to the production of works in the Satellite program.
Art press, ParisArt, Souvenirs from earth TV,
L’Œil and Le Journal des Arts.
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