Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris

Intérieurs 2020 A commission of short videos to 10 artists

In the context of the current health crisis, the Musée d'Art Moderne de Paris, the Société des Amis and its Committee for Contemporary Creation, have set up a support action aimed at 10 artists of the younger generation.

The artists selected by the conservation team of the Musée d'Art Moderne de Paris are Marie Angeletti, Laëtitia Badaut Haussmann, Gaëlle Choisne, Morgan Courtois, Arash Hanaei, Jean-Charles de Quillacq, Clément Rodzielski, Sara Sadik, Naoki Sutter-Shudo and Stefan Tcherepnin.

Each artist was invited to produce a short video format with no imposed subject. The Société des Amis is donating these works to the museum under the title " Intérieurs 2020 ".

Every Sunday, two videos are published every week on the social networks Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and on the museum's website according to the following schedule:

Sunday 22 November: Marie Angeletti and Laëtitia Badaut Haussmann

Sunday 29 November: Gaëlle Choisne and Morgan Courtois

Sunday 6 December: Arash Hanaei and Jean-Charles de Quillacq

Sunday 13 December: Clément Rodzielski and Sara Sadik

Sunday 20 December: Naoki Sutter-Shudo and Stefan Tcherepnin

In 2021, these artists' videos will be presented in the collections of the Musée d'Art Moderne de Paris.


Marie Angeletti, Robe à smock, 2020

Marie Angeletti
(Born in Marseille, 1984, lives and works in Brussels)
Robe à smok, 2020
Video, colour, sound
2min 33sec

"From my parents' house to my new flat and workshop in Marseille, August 2020. »


Laëtitia Badaut Haussmann, And It Was Not a Party Anymore, 2020 

Laëtitia Badaut Haussmann
(Born in 1980 in Paris. Lives and works in Paris)
And It Was Not a Party Anymore, 2020
Colour video, sound
03mn 27sec

"And It Was Not a Party Anymore is a film set on the site of the former Musée de la Sculpture en Plein Air, located on the Square Tino Rossi on the Quai Saint-Bernard in the fifth arrondissement of Paris. The film follows a group of teenage girls walking through this ghostly institution, this museum without walls where works by artists including Marta Pan, Marta Colvin, Aglae Liberaki and Livba are presented.

The entire work process: location scouting, rehearsals, references, actions and filming, produced the material for the film itself. And It Was Not a Party Anymore is intended to be the recording of this moment, conceived as both a celebration and a wake.

One of the teenage girls is dressed as "Baptiste": black leather jacket, white T-shirt, blue jeans. "Baptiste" is the karateka ghost of Pascale Ogier in Jacques Rivette's Le pont du Nord (1981). In Rivette's film, "Marie" (Bulle Ogier) says to "Max" (Jean-François Stévenin): "The day belongs to power, the night to power". The "Max" play the role of the narcotics, the RG, the cops in civilian clothes. That's what "Baptiste" (Pascale Ogier) calls them in the film. At the end of the story, Bulle Ogier is shot by her lover. After the film, Pascale Ogier died of a respiratory complication, probably due to an overdose, on the eve of her 26th birthday.

In the short film Letter to Freddy Buach (1982), Jean-Luc Godart says "there is an emergency" when the police ask him to stop filming because he is parked on the side of the road with his crew: the sun is disappearing.

There is an emergency because the bodies are dying and fading away, the ruins are advancing, at night too. Not good night, but darkness. It is urgent to film these teenage girls in this way because they are the embodiment of vitality, transition, passage and fragility. It is urgent to film the wall-less ruins of a museum that is no longer there. There is an urgent need to film a territory living on the banks of the Seine, a territory on the banks of the Seine that changes according to the seasons, budgets and policies, the population and what the different communities that cross it do with it.

And It Was Not a Party Anymore attempts to capture a space without contour, the ghost of an institution, by and according to the bodies that cross it. There is an urgency to do things, drifts to the Rivette in Paris, performances that try, gestures that help us, dances for the dead and for young girls. »


Gaëlle Choisne, Push Me Out, 2020

Gaëlle Choisne
Born in Cherbourg, 1985. Lives and works in Paris
Push Me Out, 2020
Colour video, sound
3mn 03sec

"Push Me Out is, at first glance, an exploration of the anatomy of a bird feather found by the artist at the Lattara archaeological site in Lattes (Occitania) where she was in residence. This found feather is often spiritually signified as a sign of the presence of an angel. The feather of an angel comes into contact with sunlight.

This simple and poetic gesture reminds us how important it is to pause with nature, to contemplate, admire and celebrate it, a moment when we were invited to experience each in our own way during the confinement for those who had understood the message of "Push me out" from those colonial habits, those limiting beliefs. It is a suggestion that takes us to a third space, surely spiritual or divine in any case, a third, loving and luminous power that emerges from the meeting of light and the surface of the feather, an iridescent glow, magical like an ounce of hope. »


Morgan Courtois, Quatre-Chemins, 2020

Morgan Courtois
Born in 1988 in Abbeville. Lives and works in Paris
Quatre-Chemins, 2020
Colour video, silent
52 sec

"Quatre-Chemins takes up the short format of a perfume advertisement, it is both the title of the video and the title of a perfume that I made during the confinement (it is currently presented in the CREDAC collective exhibition "La vie des tables"). This perfume is inspired by the different atmospheres I went through daily between my home and my workshop in Aubervilliers, in the spring. The perfume is called Quatre-Chemins like the metro station and the crossroads of the same name above which I live. The bottle in which the perfume is presented is ready-made, I bought it in a bazaar on Avenue Jean Jaurès. It initially contained a rather cheap but rather pleasant men's eau de Cologne, of the "fleur de tabac" type. Quatre-Chemins is itself inspired by these types of men's fragrances, made up of many tobacco notes, in reference to the smuggled cigarette sellers of Quatre-Chemins and the general - almost exclusively male - atmosphere of this crossroads.

The fragrance is composed of four facets, or four accords, called Malboro, Adrenaline, 4 Paths and Passage of Roses. It is a rather chaotic perfume where laundry, cold tobacco, coffee, essence and a more floral aspect, inspired by buddleia, contradicts the more "masculine" aspect of the other components. After making the perfume, I started filming the bottle, wanting to translate the smell into an image and evoke its different facets, its "atmosphere". Last year, I made Sketch for a Smell (video visible on the Youtube account of the Balice Hertling gallery). This made me want to pursue visual experiments inspired by kinetic art and especially the latest films by Henri-Georges Clouzot. »


Arash Hanaei, Black Soap, 2020

Arash Hanaei
Born in 1978 in Iran. Lives and works in Paris
Black Soap, 2020
Colour video, sound
2mn 59sec

"Black Soap is a letter to my mother who rarely left home for several years because of her Parkinson's disease. I wrote it in Paris, confined during the pandemic, when we were all stuck at home, with nothing to do but re-engage with the things around us, constantly observing the evolution of the situation, and cooking!

Silently, with a feeling of loneliness, signs of the past and speculation about the future slowly appeared from another place, matching the objects of the present.

This video is an attempt to follow this psycho-geographical shift, linking these traces of the past and the future. »


Jean-Charles de Quillacq, Untitled, 2020

Warning: some images may offend the sensibility of the audience.

Jean-Charles de Quillacq
Born in 1979 in Parthenay (France). Lives and works between Zurich and Limousin
Untitled, 2020
Colour video, sound
1mn 57sec

"The images in this untitled two-minute film were shot after the lockdown. The self-functionality they show is not only a closed system, but one that has been shared and collectively conscious of for fifty-five days.

Realizing the equivalence between my sculptures and my body, even before thinking about those of others, requires a form of honesty towards my work. Being one with it may be a fantasy, but there is a pleasure that I could describe as masturbatory in what it feels like to mould, shape forms and play with fluid materials. It is also a physical and sexual expenditure that shows the openness of the body to others and whose confinement, although it has limited us in our contacts, has not necessarily extinguished the excitement. »


Clément Rodzielski, Soda Cinéma, 2020

Clément Rodzielski
Born in 1979 in Albi (France). Lives and works in New York, USA.
Soda Cinéma, 2020
Colour video, sound
2mn 18 sec

"Still life and revolving, three endless paintings come to life on three liquid monochromes. An example of late precinema. »


Sara Sadik, G-Land, 2020

Sara Sadik
Born in 1994 in Bordeaux. Lives and works in Marseille
G-Land, 2020
Colour video, sound
2mn 59 sec

"G-LAND is a project designed to bring young men into a virtual world, where they can carry out 'gambling sessions'. The 'brainstorming sessions' are moments during which these young men think intensely about their lives, their past, their future, their worries and anxieties. These 'gambergeurs' are tormented, neglected and forgotten young men, who have no access to escape, support or personal follow-up, leaving them alone to face themselves. G-LAND is designed as a solution for these young men to enable them to carry out these 'gambling sessions' in a favourable environment, providing them with all the conditions and elements they consider necessary for a productive gambling session in order to preserve their physical and mental health. »


Naoki Sutter-Shudo, Les Émigrés, 2020

Naoki Sutter-Shudo
Born in Paris, 1990. Lives and works in Los Angeles
Les Émigrés, 2020
Colour video, sound
2mn 35sec

"Naoki Sutter-Shudo recites a short speech originally made by Danton at the National Convention in October 1792, where the session considered a new decree: banning emigrants from the territory of the Republic in perpetuity. Sutter-Shudo, living mainly in Los Angeles since 2015, adorns the speech with a cigarette, an iPhone, jewellery and a T-shirt bearing the effigy of the French Revolution, somewhat cynical anachronisms that re-imagine these political moments preceding the Terror as a stylised role-playing game. »


Stefan Tcherepnin, House of Horrors, 2020

Stefan Tcherepnin
Born in 1977 in Boston. Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY
House of Horrors, 2020
Colour video, sound

"A genius of Jack O'Lantern summoned to the House of Horrors guides us through a series of traumas, both real and imagined, in a freight train of terror. »