F Space Exhibition 2006


Curatorial group is calling for entries for the official selection of F_SPACE EXHIBITION that will take place in Paris, France, in October of 2006, during the 18th Paris International Lesbian & Feminist Festival.


" … the distinction between sex and gender serves the argument that whatever biological intractability sex appears to have, gender is culturally constructed : hence, gender is neither the causal result of sex nor as seemingly fixed as sex."
Judith Butler

During the 18th Paris International Lesbian & Feminist Film Festival ("Quand les lesbiennes se font du cinéma"), the Trianon (a mythical theater in Paris), becomes for four days a unique and global event around lesbian and feminist culture.

Each year, the festival propose more than sixty original films coming from all over the world, and giving a peculiar and innovative look on feminine homosexuality and the topicality of women condition worldwide.
Alongside the films, the Trianon regroup, through three floors, some chat forum, a space dedicated to the associations, a lounge, a snack bar, and two art shows.

This year, a new policy of exhibition has been set up and entrusted to two curators. One of this exhibit is the F_SPACE project (Feminine Space).
F_SPACE doesn’t pretend to be a space of visibility, but more of a will to develop in situ some project designed specifically for the Festival location and spirit.


Without neither predetermined space nor particular subject, the project for F_SPACE will have to colonize the nook and crannies of the place, in it&8217;s most unusual parts, an thus to get the productions out of the prescriptivism of traditional art exhibitions.

Each artistic project will have to conceive the place, and it&8217;s distinctiveness, as an integral part of it&8217;s plastic expression, and change it to a living space. given the historical nature of the building, no nail, screw or the likes (likely to deteriorate) can be used. Each project will provide it&8217;s own show structure.
The exhibition, thus conceived, will have the will to disrupt our look and rapport to the artworks, making them a part of the meetings, the passers-by, the wait.

Ground floor : entry, reception, too lateral stairs

1st floor : the floor spread between too large stairs from the ground floor, stairs to the 2cd floor, and the doors leading to the main auditorium. During the festival, this floor offer a lounge, snack bar, winter garden, bathroom and so on.

2cd floor : Mezzanine (inalienable space)

3rd floor : Mezzanine


The association Cineffable (organizing the Festival) intend to promote each year the movie production of women, and for now 18 years shape this International festival as a unique time in Europe dedicated to lesbian and feminist worldwide culture. This event take over the Trianon for the duration, making the women only policy a way of favoring grounding debates.

The F_SPACE exhibition is viewed as a component of the event, and claim to be a place of infiltration. If the question of gender, of homosexuality (their discrimination or visibility), of women and equality has tormented recently the intellectual circles, the exhibition has the will to show how much those reflections are at the core of the work of cotemporary international artist.


Confronted to the diversity of the festival and it&8217;s limited space, the F_Space concept will have to limit the number of project.
A large media exposure will take place for the F_Space exhibition (national, international, and specialized)

Note : the 2cd floor mezzanine will accommodate an other more traditional exhibition.

To submit please send:

  • The submission form with all parts filled out
  • The project stament
  • Images of project
  • (For the video)A copy of the video on DVD or miniDV or DVCam (PAL-format)
  • CV and artists statement


Exhition F_SPACE :
Melanie Perrier
9, rue de capri
75012 PARIS

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