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Bétonsalon, a Paris-based center for art and research, has selected four videos by Jochen Dehn to be shown during July at the Distributed Gallery.

Jochen Dehn, born in 1968, lives in Paris. He was Bétonsalon's artist in residence in 2008. His practice as a performer takes various forms including theatrical performances in apartments, mud wrestling, works for an actress and an elephant, games with the detectors in the Louvre and a homage to the invention of Velcro. By engaging the body and the space around it, Jochen Dehn expands upon forms and strategies that tend to reveal contact zones and thus to reduce the distance that separates the body from its possible collisions.


Bétonsalon is a multidisciplinary art and research centre. Bétonsalon is located within a university, in a new Parisian district, called ZAC Paris Rive Gauche.

Our ambition is to foster research and intellectual production through a program of exhibitions, projections, conferences and workshops. Bétonsalon is conceived as a space for exchanges between individuals from diverse disciplines: artists, philosophers, playwrights, choreographers, scientists, and more. Bétonsalon wishes to encourage experimentation and respond to current artistic and cultural concerns. Therefore the activities of Bétonsalon are developing on different schedules: projects elaborated well in advance mingle with spontaneous proposals, resulting from meetings and collaborations.



Not a gallery in the traditional sense, the Distributed Gallery is a video exhibition project made of televisions and video monitors in various semi-private locations around (but not limited to) Chinatown. At the moment, video monitors are located in Fong’s, Via Cafe, Ooga Booga, and The Public School. Each month a new artist, writer, curator, collective, or other cultural practitioner is asked to select one video for each monitor in its given context, the sum of which amounts to an exhibition.

The Distributed Gallery is a project by Telic Arts Exchange, and is supported in part by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

Added by telicartsexchange on June 19, 2009

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