Day 2 | Living Freedom, Now
(Paris, 26.11.2017)

Collective Experience | The Group

Streets and cafés of Paris

© Agathe Simon
Photograph: Noémie Bourdin Habert

« Day 2 » consists of collective experiences in the streets of Paris performed by The Group. Created by Agathe Simon, these experiences question the limits between visible and invisible, group and individual, action and non-action. They are inspired by situationist drifts, anthropologist Edward T. Hall and are drawn from certain collective streams found in the animal world.

How to live freedom now? By subtly subverting everyday situations, these experiences provide an opportunity to reinvent the connection with the self and the others within the public space: “Walking in Paris as a Unique Person”, “Simply Breathing”, “Observing, Noting, and Restoring to Passers-by”.

Agathe Simon is a Paris-based artist, born in 1977. After a decade of art projects throughout the world, she starts a partenrship with the art company The Group in Paris in 2017. She is also conducting artistic creation workshops at the Sorbonne University.

Agathe Simon is currently preparing projects in partnership with ‘Les Voûtes’ (a Parisian alternative art venue), the “C.N.R.S.” (the largest governmental research organisation in France), the Paris Cergy National Graduate School of Arts, the University of Cergy-Pontoise, and the Museum of Non-conformist Art (Saint Petersburg, Russia). These projects will include performances, films, and exhibitions.