The group show explores the electromagnetic spectrum and its margins. Beyond the visible and closer still to the infra-thin and the spectral, the Palais de Tokyo experiments with forms of art that elude any wistful desire for fixed interpretations. The project brings together a variety of artists whose interests include mathematical encoding, the production of aurora borealis, archiving contact lenses, seismic sensors, the disappearance of hanged men and mountain summits.
With: Dove Allouche & Évariste Richer / Pascal Broccolichi / Luca Francesconi / Ken Gonzales-Day / Norma Jeane / Arthur Mole & John Thomas / Matt O’dell / Felix Schramm / Jim Shaw / Tony Smith / Stéphane Vigny
On the short waves of our radios, voices read out uninterrupted series of numbers. 2… 11… 58… 35… 23… Whether they are encrypted instructions intended for sleeping agents, messages exchanged between traffickers, or simple telephone settings, the "Spy Numbers Stations" have been broadcasting for several decades without their precise function becoming known.
In the wake of GAKONA, the previous exhibit inspired by the work of Nikola Tesla, SPY NUMBERS continues the exploration of the electromagnetic spectrum and its margins in this second session of 2009. Beyond the visible and closer still to the infra-thin and the spectral, the Palais de Tokyo experiments with forms of art that elude any wistful desire for fixed interpretations. In spite of a reduced exhibition area due to renovations, SPY NUMBERS brings together a variety of artists whose interests include mathematical encoding, the production of aurora borealis, archiving contact lenses, seismic sensors, the disappearance of hanged men and mountain summits.
A SPECIAL MODULE WITH JEAN-MARC CHAPOULIE
THURSDAYS OF SPY NUMBERS /
TOKYO CODE /
Gypsy sound system
Return of the duo DJ Olga and Dr. Schnaps for a frenzied DJ set.
Thursday, may 28th / 8 p.m. to midnight
Hack Lab (1/3)
A class in three parts to learn how to become a perfect hacker. With /tmp/lab. In conjunction with ''Hack Space Fest' at Vitry-sur-Seine.
Thursday june 4th / 7:30 p.m.
Hack Lab (2/3)
Thursday june 11th / 7:30 p.m.
Hack Lab (3/3)
Thursday june 18th / 7:30 p.m.
Guided visit of the exhibition Spy Numbers accompanied by the artists and Marc-Olivier Wahler, director of the Palais de Tokyo.
Thursday june 25th/ 7:30 p.m.
Streetwars come back to Paris. An envelope contains a photo and address of your target. With a water gun, the city wide manhunt can begin. Reservation and infos: http://www.streetwars.net
Thursday june 2nd
Full immersion with a selection of submarine cinema. Projections on the facade of the Palais de Tokyo all night. Part of the 1st Night of Cinema.
Saturday july 4th / From 9 p.m.
Session of chess simultaneously with a young champion, playing alone against everyone. With the Fédération Française des Échecs.
Thursday, july 9th / 7:30 p.m.
Concert-performance of Ondes Martenot, instrument with electronic oscillation contemporary of the Theremin. Performed by Julie Normal.
Thursday, September 3 / 7:30 p.m.
MAGAZINE PALAIS / Issue 9 - OUT on May 28th
New issue around SPY NUMBERS: an essay on Mole & Thomas by Louis Kaplan, portfolios (Ken Gonzales-Day, Matt O'dell…), sound phenomena by Pascal Broccolichi, archive documents about aurora borealis (proposed by Dove Allouche and Évariste Richer), as well as a guide section. Bilingual magazine (French & English)
Opening may 27th, 2009
Palais de Tokyo
13, avenue du President Wilson - Paris