In the frame of their long-term artist residency at the Center for Contemporary Art in Brétigny (CAC Brétigny), France, the director Pierre Bal-Blanc invited Annie Vigier and Franck Apertet (les gens d’Uterpan) to think and commonly realize a monographic publication about their work since 2005. Imposteurs is their answer.
Edited in 40 limited copies, printed on one continuous piece of fabric and ruled by a protocol of acquirement, the publication gives access to a number of mechanisms related to the pieces that have been created. It provides critical commentaries and notes written by various authors, actors and witnesses, in both the fields of dance and visual arts, as well as unpublished elements related to the work’s processes and to the organisation of the company les gens d'Uterpan itself.
Franck Apertet will present and manipulate a copy of Imposteurs in the context of the library Pro qm.
The work of Annie Vigier and Franck Apertet (les gens d’Uterpan) examines the methods of action and the conventions of representation that organise the practice and reception of dance in a terrain that doesn't obey the same rules, they have produced a number of works that go beyond the limited frameworks of dance and the fine arts while contributing in reforming the field of experience within these disciplines.
1. Imposteurs, Annie Vigier et Franck Apertet (les gens d’Uterpan), publisher CAC Brétigny, 2013 photo Steeve Beckouet©
2. Imposteurs, signature of the exemplary N°3 between the artists and the director of the C.N.A.P, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, February 2014 | photo Steeve Beckouet©