La Vidéoshop is the first and last store in a video rental chain that will never stretch from North America to France. La Vidéoshop will offer videos that you can’t find at a video shop. Avant-garde, anti-commercial, and DIY. La Vidéoshop will be located in a space that we can’t afford (Do you have any idea how much it costs to rent this place?). La Vidéoshop doesn’t sell anything. We don’t charge admission to the nightly screenings. Even the wine is free. Our business model is fatally flawed. La Vidéoshop won’t last. Enquire within for franchising opportunities. One day, there won’t be a Vidéoshop near you.
La Vidéoshop is a pop-up microcinema and video salon created by film & video artists Sabine Gruffat and Bill Brown. From June 18-30, 2015, La Vidéoshop will occupy an empty storefront art gallery at 40 Rue Quincampoix in the Beaubourg district of Paris, France.
While the gallery is open, La Vidéoshop will offer visitors a comfortable video salon where they can select and view videos from an on-site collection of curated work.
Every night, La Vidéoshop will present free screenings and performances organized by a group of experimental filmmakers, contemporary video artists, and curators. Participating artists and curators include: Peggy Ahwesh, Rebecca Baron, Roger Beebe, Dorothea Braemer, Sarah Christman, Gaëlle Cintré, Thomas Comerford, Brent Coughenour, François Daireaux, Bill Daniel, Vincent Dieutre, Redmond Entwistle, Kevin Everson, Jim Finn, Walter Forsberg, Sasha Waters Freyer, Raphael Gianelli-Meriano, Michael Gitlin, Doug Goodwin, Jackie Goss, Abigail Han, Christopher Harris, Jim Haverkamp, Shambhavi Kaul, Geoffrey Lachassagne, Laida Lertxundi, Carl Lee, Christelle Lheureux, Jodie Mack, Laura Mcgough, Jesse Mclean, Julie Murray, Sharna Pax, Paulina Egle Pukyte, Ed Rankus, Lucy Raven, Marie Regan, Michael Robinson, Jay Rosenblatt, Vincent Roux, JP Sniadecki, Jenny Stark, Deborah Stratman, Trixy Sweetvittles, Jennet Thomas, Cécile Tourneur, Sami Trabelsi, Hong-An Truong, Naomi Uman, Danièle Wilmouth, Caveh Zahedi.
Grand Opening: 19h - 21h
Death to Blockbuster: Selections From A Fantasy Video Shop
With Trixy Sweetvittles, Jodie Mack, Sasha Waters Freyer, Michael Gitlin, Michael Robinson, Laida Lertxundi, Hong-An Truong, Naomi Uman and Julie Murray
19h30 - Jodie Mack
21h30 - Michael Robinson
19h30 - Julie Murray + Jennet Thomas
21h30 - Geoffrey Lachassagne (Filmmaker in attendance)
19h30 - Lucy Raven
21h30 - François Daireaux
19h30 - Danièle Wilmouth
21h30 - Marie Regan (Filmmaker in attendance)
19h30 - Sarah Christman
21h30 - Jesse McLean
19h30 - Bill Daniel
21h30 - Jackie Goss
June 25 - L’avenir c’est maintenant: Un programme organisé par Hong An Truong
19h30 - Part 1 with Terence Gower, Patty Chang & David Kelley, UuDam Nguyen, Emeka Ogboh
21h30 - Part 2 with Michelle Dizon
19h30 - Mary Billyou: A Murderous Desert of Houses
Curated by Mary Billyou (with Mary Billyou, Peggy Ahwesh, and Redmond Entwistle)
21h30 - Cécile Tourneur : Portraits / Autoportraits / Hommages (Curator in attendance)
with Sami Trabelsi, Vincent Roux, Christelle Lheureux, Raphaël Gianelli-Meriano, Paulina Egle Pukyte, Vincent Dieutre
19:30h - Shambhavi Kaul + Brent Coughenour
21:30h - (Dis)Appearances : Curated by Rebecca Baron with Rebecca Baron, Doug Goodwin, Gaëlle Cintré, and Abigail Han.
19h30 - J.P. Sniadecki
21h30 - Jay Rosenblatt + Caveh Zahedi
19h20 - Deborah Stratman
21h30 - Sharna Pax (Artists in attendance)
19h30 - Christopher Harris
21h30 - Roger Beebe (Filmmaker in attendance)
Videos installed in the gallery:
Dorothea Braemer & Carl Lee
Walter Forsberg + Matthew Rankin
Opening: June 18, 19-21h
Hours: Everyday (June 19-30) 19-23h
Free nightly screenings at 19:30h & 21:30h
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