Julien Prévieux (FR)

Julien Prévieux is a French visual artist, stage director and teacher at the École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts de Paris.
Work, management, economics, politics, control systems, state-of-the-art technologies and the culture industry are the many ‘worlds’ that Julien Prévieux’s activities involve. He has had solo exhibitions at At Sonje (Seoul), Blackwood Gallery (Toronto, Canada), Centre Pompidou (Paris, France), RISD Museum (Providence, USA), and was included in the 10th International Istanbul Biennale and the 2015 Lyon Biennale. His work has been included in group exhibitions at DiverseWorks (Houston), Haus der Kulturen der Welt (Berlin), Witte de With (Rotterdam), and the Museum of Contemporary Art (Santa Barbara). His live performances have been presented in various theatres in France and abroad.

Julien Prévieux (FR): The value of life

Julien Prévieux prepares a new performance taking as a starting point the generalized quantification of our lives. He composes a textual and choreographic score that mixes ethnomathematical research around body counting systems, excerpts from Jonathan Swift's famous Modest Proposal, analyses of economic calculations to estimate the value of life, self-tracking experiments and a revision of Alfred Jarry's famous calculation of the surface of God. Schrödinger's expression has never been as demonstrable as it is today, "life is too complicated to be fully accessible to mathematics". Let’s put our finger back on the digits.

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