Maxime Berthou and Mark Požlep: SOUTHWIND

V Ulični galeriji v Mariboru se s raziskovalno-umetniškim projektom predstavljata umetnika Mark Požlep in Maxime Berthou, ki sta jo leta 2019 z majhnim parnikom mahnila na potovanje po reki Misisipi v želji, da bi raziskala sodobno ameriško družbo.

In 2019 Maxime Berthou and Mark Požlep embarked on a three-months journey on the Mississippi River on a self-made steam-powered paddle boat. Contemporary US society was un- raveling along this mythical river — poverty, poor health caused by toxic industrial pollution, racial inequality, all part of everyday life.

SOUTHWIND follows the chronology of the project in movement, translating it into an archive of personal experiences, oral histories, transcripts, and disproportionate production mechanisms.

SOUTHWIND was funded by the pre-selling of Moonshine – local high alcohol spirit, dis- tilled out of corn collected from the local farmers along the Mississippi river.

Mark Požlep (born 1981, Slovenia), works in the field of visual and performative arts, spatial installations and video art. His artistic practice involves journey-travels, which function both as long-durational performance/endurance art and as an art piece in itself. It is an intense procedural exploration, aiming to reveal the tension between politics, poetics and individual action.

Maxime Berthou, (born 1981, France), graduated from the Ecole Supérieure d’Art d’Aix-en-Provence before joining the post-degree of Fresnoy Studio National des Arts Contemporain in Tourcoing then following a pre-doctoral training at the Ecole Supérieure de Arts Décoratifs of Paris.
His artistic practice consists of making cinematographic essays based on the experience of performative gestures. His work is part of a practice-based research context superimposing an artistic framework on a scientific framework.

Na ogled: 5. 4. – 13. 5. 2021| Ulična galerija fundacije Sonda in TAM-TAMa
kurator: 003 / Lana Čmajčanin
Produkcija: TAM-TAM Inštitut, Ustanova Fundacija Sonda, GT22 in Alveola d.o.o.