Peach @ New Bretagne/ Belle Air, Jun 22 – 24

, 21 June 2016

Artist-run space Peach are hosting a workshop at Essen’s New Bretagne/ Belle Air, running June 22 to 24.

Titled Life in 400BC (Iphigenia or A Girl for the Wind part 1) the workshop is conceived by Peach director, Ghislain Amar after the artist translated a play written in 1985 by Yves Mercol that condensed and echoed the Greek play by Euripides composed around 408 BC, and which was only written once in hard copy for Mercol’s students to act out.

During the week, participants are invited to reinvent the play, having read the rare Mercol copy, using only the technology and materials that would have been available in Euripides’ time. Interestingly, Peach have made this PDF downloadable via a temporary, dissolving and time-based WeTransfer link.

The workshop seems to be an ongoing exchange between the two spaces. New Bretagne/ Belle Air, also an artist-run space, presented an exhibition at Peach earlier this year that was prefaced by a two-day framing workshop given by the artists involved.

See the FB event for more details.**

Ghislain Amar (PEACH), 'Playlists' (2015). Installation view. Courtesy the artist and Swimming Pool, Sofia
Ghislain Amar, ‘Playlists’ (2015). Installation view. Courtesy the artist and Swimming Pool, Sofia.