Paul Destieu & association OTTO-PROD / NADAL

NADAL Intermedia Platform by PAUL DESTIEU and the association OTTO-PROD
Kibela, Maribor, Slovenia
Opening on 03.09.2010

Within the framework of the Intermedia Platform and the summer art season Working Holidays, the Multimedia Art Center Kibla invites the association OTTO-PROD to present the project NADAL by the artist Paul Destieu.

The project NADAL explores borders of sport, architecture and art, based on a confrontation between several codes from urban sports (Parkour, roof soccer), video game and robotic cultures. This configuration - developed as a site specific installation - occupies the gallery KIBELA in order to enable a physical activation of the exhibition space. The installation functions as a relay system supplied by several tennis ball machines. The work borrows the name of the famous champion through a < game > close to a digital bug : a looping space where Machine interacts strictly with Machine.

Paul Destieu
Lives and works in France and Slovenia.

Paul Destieu develops installations, shaping situations and protocols which rest upon a subtle breaking point. Coincidence and mechanism appear as a central pattern enabling the rising of a doubt from the work: is it made by accident or is it under control? His pieces often result from a confrontation between neutral atmosphere and a noticeably urban look, fed by media, cinema and new technologies.  These environments are victims of informatic bugs, destructions, highjackings or attacks.

VIDEOMEDEJA 2009, Museum of Contemporary Art of Vojvodina, Novi Sad, (Sr)
GAMERZ 05, Aix-en-Provence, (Fr)
M.F.R.U., Digital Art Festival, Maribor (Si)
BANDITSMAGES, video festival, Bourges, (Fr)
ENTER4, DOX museum of contemporary art, Prague, (Cz)
VIDEOFORMES, Palmarès de création video 09, Clermont-Ferrand, (Fr)
GAMERZ 04, Aix-en-Provence, (Fr)

AMBER'08, Istanbul, (Tk)
Nie Ma Sorry, Museum of Modern Art Warsaw, (Pl)
Jeune Création, Grande Halle de La Villette, Paris, (Fr)
M.F.R.U., Digital Art Festival, Maribor (Si)
The Mirror Stage, International Video Art Exhibition at Limassol, (Gr)
Exhibition La Vitrine, SKUC Gallery, Ljubljana (Si)
Collective exhibition GAMERZ 02, Sextius, space of contemporary art, Aix-en-Provence (Fr)

Exhibition at Essl Awards, PPP Box by Velibor Barisic, Essl Museum, Vienna (A)
Collective exhibition Camping, Gallery of Fine Arts Academy, Aix-en-Provence (Fr)
Collective exhibition Equation, Cultural Autumn 07, Hladilnica, Maribor(Si)
Exhibition at La Vitrine Gallery, Maribor (Si)
Collective exhibition GAMERZ, Sextius, space of contemporary art, Aix-en-Provence (Fr)

Residency at Pekarna cultural center, Maribor (Si)
Collaboration with the artists group M2F on the interactive installation
VJ/Paintball presented at Emergence, digital art festival, La Villette, Paris (Fr)
Collective exhibition at the Institut of Visual Arts Gallery, Orléans (Fr)

2005/2006 :
Collaboration with the artists group M2F on L'Usine (Edition project) Happyfarm, Orléans (Fr)
Collective exhibition 37° at Eufemia Gallery, Warsawa, (Pl)

Collective exhibition Young Generation at Ola Gallery, Warsawa, (Pl)
Exhibition Caddie intime at the Fine Art Museum of Orléans (Fr)
Collective exhibition at the Hopital du Stade, La Dune (Fr)
Cinema and video festival, Bourges (Fr)


Otto-Prod. is a french association actively involved in contemporary art and was founded with the willing to promote, produce and disseminate cultural and contemporary art events within the European Union. The association is based in Marseille, France and develops a large range of programs such as festivals, exhibitions and residencies.
Since september 2006 the association Otto-Prod. has developed the project La Vitrine in Maribor and more largely in Slovenia, today the project has extended abroad, in particular over the city of Marseille (Fr). La vitrine is a project of the french association Otto-Prod in co-production with the slovene structure Pekarna M.M.

The exhibition will be on view until 11 September 2010.

The exhibition is part of  X-OP project, supported by European Commission – Program Culture and Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia and Municipality of Maribor.

Photo Gallery (Author: Boštjan Lah)

Photo Gallery (Author: Matjaž Wenzel)

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