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 Jean-Baptiste Decavèle / jbdecavele@gmail.com / +33 6 77 12 06 12

Jean-Baptiste Decavèle (b. 1961 in Grenoble), is a pluridisciplinary artist, film maker and photographer. He has exhibited expansively across Europe and North America, and has also taken part in film festivals. He received twice the Villa Médicis Hors les Murs award, once in 1999 for his film Replis (realized in collabration with French Oulipien writer Hervé Le Tellier, 1999-2000), film based on his project Entre Ciel et Mer, Voyage Aide-Mémoires; and again in 2001 for his film Halman’s Walk (realized in collaboration with South-African poet Tatamkulu Afrika, 2002), film based on his project Nostalgie, la Demeurance et l’Icône.

His last film : Making…unmaking, anatopie, fragments (2016) featuring Elina Löwensohn, with the participation of Michaël Lonsdale and Patrick Pleutin (French artist), is based on fragments of L’Intrus (Jean-Luc Nancy), Après-coup, précédé du Ressassement Eternel (Maurice Blanchot), Siwa (Tatamkhulu Afrika) and L’exemplaire (Boris Belay).

For many years now, his most sustained association has been with architect Yona Friedman. Within this context Jean-Baptiste Decavèle’s assists Yona Friedman in the realization of some of his projects such as Summer House (Serpentine Gallery, London Gb.), Mobile Architecture, People’s Achitecure ( MAXXI, Roma, It.)… In parralel of  assisting Yona Friedman, Jean-Baptiste Decavèle also develops with Yona Friedman architectural process in various scales together with partners like Zerynthia, RAM, D/A/C (Roma, It.) : No Man’s City, la Città di tutti (Alghero, It.), La Montagne de Venise (Fondazione Querini Stampalia Venise, IUAV Venise, Zerynthia Rome, It.), No Man’s Land (Fondazione ARIA Pescara, Zerynthia Roma, It.), Fondazione No Man’s Land (Italy…), Vigne Museum (Livio Felluga, Brazzano di Cormons, It.), La Licorne de La Liberté (Ecole Du Breuil, Paris, Fr.), Etc… Balkis Island  (CIAP in Ile de Vassiviere, Fr.), Iconostase 150 (De Vleeshal, Middelburg, NL), La petite Ville Spatiale (Camere 17, Zerynthia, Roma, It.) Yona Friedman musée du quotidien et de l’improvisation (Fondazione Ratti, Como, It.), Iconostase 180 (Antinori, Bargino, It.)… This association inbetween Jean-Baptiste Decavèle and Yona Friedman also involves film making and the development of a consistant corpus of photographs and archives. Films such as : Les Ponts de Shanghaï (2008), …, Looking for Balkis (2009), Le Voyage en Licornie (2009), …, Le Pont de La Liberté (2010), Iconostase 25 i.s. (2010), …, Daisyness, Dailyness (2012), …, Il cacciatore (2015), …, Etude pour La Montagne de Venise (2016), …, Le Nouveau Pavillonaire, (2017), …, Le Froissé (2017)…

Since a few years, Jean-Baptiste Decavèle is also developing artistic and reaserch developments with belgian artist Nico Dockx : A Dog Republic, Disrupted Narrative…

 



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