Indice Ultraviolet

With Marie Griesmar, Daniel Keller, Renaud Loda, MÂT espace d’art, MACACO Press (Sabrina Fernández Casas et Patricio Gil Flood), Colin Raynal
+ guests : Andrea Marioni, Caroline Busta, Gino, Jony Valado, Julia Perazzini, Julien Fischer, Liza Trottet, Maëlle Dreier, Maud Oïhénart, Marie-Morgane Adatte, Massimo Beck, Nicolas Wadimoff, Sara McLaren, Sun Cousto


Performances, conferences, discussions, projections, hypotheses, cook‐outs at CAN and elsewhere



Does it increase or does it decrease? (1)

05.06 from 18h at CAN

19h00  Performance by Colin Raynal, How to Imitate the Sound of the Shore Using two Hands and a Carpet (after Cevdet Erek), at CAN
19h30  Inaugural cook‐out for CAN's terrace with Andrea Marioni


How to integrate the verb to last?

08.06 from 14h at CAN

14h30  Conversation with Marie Griesmar, Benthic zone, at CAN
15h30  Reading by Colin Raynal, La mer Noire, at CAN
16h30  Performance by MACACO Press, with Sara McLaren and Jony Valado, publishing performance #26 (Top Spots) in the city of Neuchâtel
17h30  Performance by Renaud Loda, Courant artistique, au Gor du Vauseyon


Is it enough?

22.06 from 15h at Port de Neuchâtel

15h30  Boarding of the boat 206 at port de Neuchâtel, departure at 15h40
15h50  Conference by Daniel Keller and Caroline Busta, New Models Module: Imagining Collapse (in english), on the lake
17h00  Detour by the opening of the exhibition Sell it with flowers at the Musée d’art et d’histoire de Neuchâtel
18h00  Performance by Renaud Loda with Massimo Beck, Magnet Fishing, at the port des Jeunes-Rives
18h30  Hoisting of the flag by Marie-Morgane Adatte, Maëlle Dreier, Maud Oïhénart et Liza Trottet at MÂT espace d’art, place du 12 Septembre, Neuchâtel
20h00  Concert by Sun Cousto, at MÂT espace d’art


Are we early or are we late?

06.07 from 14h at CAN

14h00  Presentation of the layout of the publication created by Julien Fischer, Indice Ultraviolet, at CAN
19h00  Pizzas by Gino, at CAN
21h00  Projection of the film È incompleto, by Julia Perazzini, at CAN

1. Tristan Garcia, La vie intense, 2016


Here is a series of four questions which give titles to the events that will take place within the project Indice Ultraviolet. These questions, arbitrarilly and spontaneously chosen, invites dialogue and proposes an open approach in the form of a symposium in the ancient sense of the term; meaning a discussion between coffee and dessert, between pleasure, relaxation and in‐depth reflections around a theme. From 5 June to 6 July, CAN will become a space for exchanges and experimentation. The exhibition spaces will be converted into an ultra sensitive cell from which we will grasp the current state of our ecosystems. It will serve as the epicentre of the project, radiating out through diverse actions taking place outside the CAN walls.

During the events it will be possible to take part in, among other things, a subtle performance carrying us off for a brief moment to the sea‐sideview; the inaugural cook‐out for the art centre’s terrace; a passionate discussion with an artist and diver; a choreographed guided tour of the city of Neuchâtel; combing over an open field in Champ‐du‐Moulin; a conference on collapsologie during a boat ride on the Neuchâtel lake or even the hoisting of a flag tinted with ecofeminism. In the exhibition spaces, arranged for this purpose, the visitors will have the possibility to consult a body of videos and movies, proposed by the invited artists. These sequences will favour the sharing of knowledge and will make up the base for the participants prospects. Indice Ultraviolet will invoke action instead of inaction and will explore the latest themes such as the environment (ecologic, cultural and social), and others like intensity, disconnection, laziness or passion‐work.

Ultra − tanning, sunscreen, summer, relaxation, sunburn, ice, fire, water bottles, passiveness, immersion, spectral obscurity, abysses, profoundness, deep adaptation, hygrometer, undulation, reflection − violet.

The reflections over the course of the project will finally be presented in the form of a an eponymous publication whose layout will be consultable during the last event planned for July 6 and whose print will be limited to the number of preordered examples. More than simple documentation, this book will be formulated as a manual that might be useful for its owner if necessary. It will serve to apply the proposals made by the artists and to prolong the reflections made in this early summer of 2019. A summer that promises to be scorching.

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