Video excerpts are in French. But Simon’s lecture-performance is also given in English.
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Lecture on The Polar Project


University of Aix-Marseille, France
Faculty of Arts

© Agathe Simon
Sound & Image: David Béchu

This 2-hour performance deliberately hijacks the codes of Academic lecture, diverting it toward a fictional world. It consists of a presentation of The Polar Project and focuses on:

  • The art residencies of Agathe Simon in Antarctica (2014) and the Arctic (2016).
  • The double exhibition Antarctica and Arctica, as well as its creative process.
  • The life and work of Gabriela Conti, a writer and explorer who died in the South Pole.

Lecture-Performance | Excerpt 1

A Residency in the Arctic: 00’00
An Artwork of the Arctica Exhibition: 00’42

Lecture-Performance | Excerpt 2

A Residency in Antarctica: 00’00
A Tribute to Gabriela Conti: 01’16

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.