The Joan of Arc Complex is a multimedia artwork by members of Miracle and Zina collectives. The French and Hungarian artist groups associated their approaches of cultural activism around the universal figure of Joan of Arc.

With Mario AmehouThomas Perino, Éva Katinka Bogná, Benjamin Efrati, Petra Lilla Marjai, Anna Katalin Lovrity, Maja Szakadát, Louise Lefort, Diego Verastegui, Zsuzsana Kreif, Balazs Turai, Eva Szombat

More information on the project’s dedicated page.

Music video by Miracle (Benjamin Efrati + Diego Verastegui) for jazz band Pulcinella out now!

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What is the value of a work of art? How does a particular meaning  become perceptible? These questions naturally interact within the framework of  history of art, but also in the way we categorise the practices of contemporary art.

In 2012, as part of an exhibition at the Monnaie de Paris, Benjamin Efrati and Noel Sarlaw respond by proposing an intriguing theory, putting in perspective the Significatogenesis of Mario Amehou and the research of the economist Frédéric Lordon.

What is The Gnozo Show?

Quite a natural question if you have never heard of Reality 3.

Gnozo is a multimedia project : it spans over live shows, psychedelic conferences, and recursive literature.
As for The Gnozo Show, the best way to discover its true nature is by taking a sneak peek. Don’t get discouraged : the spoken language may be French, but the English subtitles are literally BURNED into the film for you pleasure. Here is Episode 1 : on Irony.

The first season of this monthly web-series will air at the end of each month until February 2020.

Web-series are sometimes annoying, as they try to appear funny while bluntly repeating common opinions. Youtubers suffer the same disease : instead of producing original content as they claim to, they often end up repeating silly memes and taking credit for other people’s jokes.
The Gnozo Show is different : it asks questions nobody dares to ask, informs viewers on topics they seldom think of  and yet assume they understand.
On top of being on the frontier of philosophical research, The Gnozo Show works within a tight framework of recursive psychedelic absurd humour.

If you have no idea what these words signify, then by all means, check out Episode 1 on Irony and stay tuned. If you are sure you know your way around Irony, try Episode 2 and discover the incredible connexions between the Baroque and the Digital.

Take notice : MORE ARE COMING.

Le Galéisme:  multimedia performance by Benjamin Efrati

Nuit Blanche Kyoto 2018, Yôkai Soho, in Exercice for Death 2, curated by Naoki Miyasaka.

Normative Choreographies in the Public Space is the first public presentation of Galeism​. In this multi-media performance, Benjamin Efrati re-appropriates pictograms found in the public space and transforms them into the very first Galeist dance choreography. Through the embodiment of the Galeist attitude toward social norms, the performer opposes traditional dualism and underlines the absence of border between presence and absence, animality and abnormality, art and non-art.

Nomadic Grids – Think Tank #1: exhibition organised by Benjamin Efrati, Shu Isaka, Hitoshi Takeuchi

Guest artists: Fuyumi Murata, Naoki Miyasaka, Mitsuo Yamamoto, Marie B. Schneider

0-title: Nomadic Grids

1-humans make a distinction between space and time

2-processes which are too slow or too small are unnoticeable

3-processes which are too fast or too big are unfathomable

4-the game of go is one example of this paradigm

5- it uses a grid to represent space and stones to represent actions in time

6-stones can be considered to be cells in the living organism of the game

7-some parts, aspects and dimensions of reality remain missing

8-in order to generate their representation new models are needed

9-we call for new conventions of space and time

10-we call for nomadic grids

1 -we know existence is not born from a conventional grid space

2-we know it because we know the universe is discrete

3-reductive mathematical grids are rational and miscalculate the real world

4- exhibitions are like a laboratory for recalculation

5-the interactivity with the audience is necessary

6- such a laboratory must be pluralistic and nomadic
7- in laboratories, experiments are regarded as small scale of physical reality.
8-nomadic grids are generated without downscaling reality in time and space

9-they are n-dimensional and functionally variable

10-the experience of board games enables alternative uses of the grid

11-using deviant grids leads us to the cracks in the grid system

12- this enables the exploration of different closed circuits like a warp portal

1-Think Tank #1 basically, it’s an exhibition about the fourth dimension

2-Think Tank #1 is the first application of the Nomadic Grids protocol

3-Think Tank #1 is throwing a party on saturday 2018.09.29, you’re invited

4-Think Tank #1 brings together 10 participants from diverse backgrounds

5-Think Tank #1 is also an open call to potential collaborators

Mat vs Atari is a performance by Benjamin Efrati and Fabien Fromont. It will be presented at the FRAC Normandie-Rouen on October 14 , 2018.

What is the relation between Tai Chi and Marcel Duchamp? Obviously, it is the game of go, as the antithesis of chess which have been the main obsession of Marcel Duchamp from birth to death. The macroscopic motion designed on the boards of these strategy games are regulated by fixed poses, which in animation cinema are called “in-between frames”. The choreographies from which the practice of Tai Chi is built follow the same protocol.

The myths of duchampology cover both the semantic gaps in his work and the exegesis of minute biographical shades. Duchamp is deemed worthy of the title of universal genius of the avant-gardes by many art critics. Was life really a game for  the emotionally detached artist described in the myth?