Tribute to Gabriela Conti, Stockholm

Collective Performance
HD Video | Stereo | 8 min | 2015

© Agathe Simon

This collective performance took place on February the 8th, 2015 in Stockholm, Sweden, during the opening of the Antarctica exhibition by Agathe Simon. On this occasion, artists and officials paid tribute to the famous French-Argentine novelist Gabriela Conti (1974-2010) – who never existed.

Participants: Magnus Bunnskog, Composer & Creative Producer, Laurent Clavel, Head of the French Institute of Sweden, Lara Szabo Greisman, Cultural Attaché of the French Institute of Sweden, Robin McGinley, Musician & Curator, Fredrik Nielsen, Artist & Gallery Owner, Tatiana Stadnichenko, Student at the Royal Academy of Arts.

Directed and Edited by: Agathe Simon
Images & sound: Fredrik Arsaeus Nauckhoff, Agathe Simon
Special Thanks: Audiorama, EMS, Institut Français de Suède, Claudine Béal, Alfonso Ponce, Karin Starre, Mats Lindström, Gabrielle Karlsén-Beretta, Coralie Laurent.

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.