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Victoire GONZALVEZ & Younes BEN SLIMANE / Visual arts & creative writings

Victoire Gonzalvez (1997, France) is a French artist, performer and writer. Her work reveals the absurdity of our social norms through her sense of materiality, poetry and her theoretical interest in the standardization of our living spaces and the influence of this phenomenon on our everyday practices. After studying at the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, she developed an artistic practice based on the stages of making simulacra in the industrial sphere. This research also evolved through teaching at the Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Stuttgart. Her work has been exhibited in a number of institutions in France and Germany. By joining the Fondation Thalie’s residency programme in 2024, the artist aims to undertake theoretical and visual research into stone cardboard. The project stems from the observation that it is impossible to identify, in a sensitive and intelligible way, the surface of materials produced by our standardized manufacturing methods, and the impact of this phenomenon on our health through industrial production methods that favor a visual approach to matter.

Younes Ben Slimane
‘s research project will take the form of a hybrid film dealing with the ancestral pottery art of Sejnane in Tunisia. The artist will use both analogue and digital image-making techniques. He also aims to collaborate with archaeologists to analyse the potential of the scientific images generated by their tools.

Younes Ben Slimane is a Tunisian artist, filmmaker and architect. In 2020, he joined Le Fresnoy – Studio National des Arts Contemporains, in Tourcoing. He has taken part in contemporary art events such as Jaou Tunis and Documenta fifteen mobile Lab, Loop Barcelona. His work has been exhibited at the Centre Wallonie-Bruxelles, Institut du monde arabe in Paris, the Mucem in Marseille, the Selma Feriani gallery in Sidi Bou Saïd, and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Skopje. His films have been selected for international festivals such as the Locarno Film Festival and CPH:DOX, Doclisboa. In 2021, he was awarded the Studio Collector prize.

Yann Chateigné Tytelman
, guest curator for the 2024 residency, will be guided laureates over the course of working sessions.