Tokyo

My place in society does not allow me to play Russian roulette, to open a casino, to carry on a sexual relationship with Bill Clinton, to dress myself out of a fashion magazine, to wear sneakers Made in China. My place in society requires me to barely lift a finger, to spy on my concierge, to wait for the bus, to reread the rules which govern my access to the penal code, to put my socks on right side out, to carry on a normal conversation, to correctly spell the following words: ? WARNING, DON?T MOVE, YOU?RE ON CAMERA? (tonelessly), to open a bank account, to climb the walls, to smoke and drink to excess. I?m a folk tale hero. 340,000 copies sold every year. I hold the department store sales record for 40 years. To answer to the question: What color is Henry IV?s white horse? Question... Answer...

Blanche-Neige

series of actions and performances,

initiated by Catherine Baÿ

Carte Blanche à Blanche-Neige, journées du patrimoine MAC/VAL
16 septembre 2007 | 14h -18h

Paris, Rome, Berlin, Moscow, Madrid, Lausanne… The Snow Whites of Catherine Baÿ propagate themselves like a virus. They will be at MAC/VAL, the contemporary museum of Val de Marne for the Journées du Patrimoine and will take possession of this singular space of 13 000 m2.

Like a distorting mirror of our contemporary society, these Snow Whites seem to take over casually our social foibles, making enter the day-to-day in the space of the museum.


We’ll be able to see the Snow Whites as security agents wandering in the central walkways of the museum, as data entry operators slaving away in the conferences rooms, as garage mechanics dismantling some mopeds in the pedagogical workshops, as cookers concocting some « Snow Whites recipes » in the restaurant Le Transversal and at last in the gardens in a mid-garden party…

Being superimposed to these present moments, some screenings, photographs and video installations, shuffling the tracks of a unique temporality, will show us some Snow Whites from the past.

mac/val website | download images TIF/300dpi