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Bernard-Henri Lévy and Adam Gopnik ONLINE EVENT City Lights, San Francisco, CA
Aug 11
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Bernard-Henri Lévy and Adam Gopnik ONLINE EVENT City Lights, San Francisco, CA

Artist-in-Residence Talk with Noémie Goudal

Telluris II, 2017 © Noémie Goudal

From September 21 to October 10, French photographer and visual artist Noémie Goudal is in residency at the historic Neutra VDL House in Silver Lake, Los Angeles. Throughout her stay, Goudal will be conducting research for a forthcoming exhibition in California, slated for 2020 and curated by Creative Migration.

In this icon of Californian mid-century modernism, Goudal will investigate the unique architectural environment of Richard Neutra’s former Los Angeles home and work space. She will study the famous architect’s relationship to nature and how it relates to her own work. Goudal will reflect on the Anthropocene epoch that has shifted the Earth’s geology and ecosystems. By observing nature through the eyes of the past, the resulting exhibition will aim to illustrate how humans have attempted to control the vast and unpredictable natural world.

Goudal’s work often explores the tension between contemplated, experienced and constructed spaces: to go beyond the slightly antiquated practices of photography, which provoke controversy on the medium’s capacity to invent reality, or to reveal truth as false
and vice versa. Her images and sculptures act as heterotopias, creating spaces of otherness that are simultaneously physical and mental, while seemingly portraying both a past and present state of affairs.

As part of the residency, Goudal will be joined by Paris-based designer/artist Victoria Wilmotte from September 21 to September 30. Wilmotte is fascinated by the work of Richard Neutra and it has been an important source of inspiration. Both artists studied at the Royal College of Art London, UK and have previously collaborated on projects that combine photography and design.

A public artist talk entitled In Search of the First Line, where Goudal will be in conversation with writer and editor Lyra Kilston, is scheduled for Saturday, October 6 at 7pm at the VDL House to introduce the artist and her work to American audiences. Asha Bukojemsky, independent curator and writer, will moderate.

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