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DATCHA Project, — Opera of the Real • 2015 © Melik Ohanian
DATCHA Project, — Opera of the Real • 2015 © Melik Ohanian
DATCHA Project, — Opera of the Real • 2015 © Melik Ohanian
DATCHA Project, — Opera of the Real • 2015 © Melik Ohanian
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DATCHA Project

— Opera of the Real

2015
work: #158 | category: event

OPERA OF THE REAL
The presence of the Datcha Project at the Venice Biennial MMXV has to be experienced as an “opera of the real“ — in which the real is the main operator. This “opera” is articulated in four acts unfolding for the whole duration of the Biennial. The reality of the Zone of No Production in Armenia and the format of the Biennial itself, will generate a peculiar resonance — an echo linking the West and the gates of the Near East.

OVERTURE — VENICE | MAY
Some engraved lead sheets describing the presence in four acts of the Datcha Project in venice are exhibited in the National Pavilion of the Republic of Armenia..

ACT I — ARMENIA | JULY
Special Session takes place in the Zone of No Production. six guests are invited to share the space and temporality of the place. Exceptionally for this session, their conversations and exchanges are recorded.

ACT II — VENICE | AUGUST
These recordings are transcribed and edited into a publication — Abandoned Black Book — which is randomly left by the artist in public and private places around the city.

ACT III
Realization of seven posters that will not be shown during the Biennal. The series summarizes the articulation of the project over the time of the Biennial. Each poster refers to a single step of this sequence : pre-session, exhibition, Special SessionAbandoned Black Book, posters, workshop and film.

ACT IV — VENICE | NOVEMBER
The artist invites art students from IUAV University, to reinterpret and reenact the Abandoned Black Book in the streets of Venice. The workshop results in a film realized with their participation.

Note : At the end and for some reasons only the Overture of Opera of the Real was happened in Venice Biennial.

ENG

OPERA OF THE REAL
The presence of the Datcha Project at the Venice Biennial MMXV has to be experienced as an “opera of the real“ — in which the real is the main operator. This “opera” is articulated in four acts unfolding for the whole duration of the Biennial. The reality of the Zone of No Production in Armenia and the format of the Biennial itself, will generate a peculiar resonance — an echo linking the West and the gates of the Near East.

OVERTURE — VENICE | MAY
Some engraved lead sheets describing the presence in four acts of the Datcha Project in venice are exhibited in the National Pavilion of the Republic of Armenia..

ACT I — ARMENIA | JULY
Special Session takes place in the Zone of No Production. six guests are invited to share the space and temporality of the place. Exceptionally for this session, their conversations and exchanges are recorded.

ACT II — VENICE | AUGUST
These recordings are transcribed and edited into a publication — Abandoned Black Book — which is randomly left by the artist in public and private places around the city.

ACT III
Realization of seven posters that will not be shown during the Biennal. The series summarizes the articulation of the project over the time of the Biennial. Each poster refers to a single step of this sequence : pre-session, exhibition, Special SessionAbandoned Black Book, posters, workshop and film.

ACT IV — VENICE | NOVEMBER
The artist invites art students from IUAV University, to reinterpret and reenact the Abandoned Black Book in the streets of Venice. The workshop results in a film realized with their participation.

Note : At the end and for some reasons only the Overture of Opera of the Real was happened in Venice Biennial.

FRA
Texte de Garance Malivel à partir d'entretiens avec Melik Ohanian © 2012

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DATCHA Project — Opera of the Real

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DATCHA Project — Opera of the Real

Assistant in Venice Edouard Lecuyer, Vahan Soghomian, Alessandra Prandin
Gravure Edouard Lecuyer
Mars Session in Armenia Edouard Lecuyer, Vahan Soghomian, Julien Borrel, Bertrand Grosol, Guillaume Landron, Alessandra Prandin

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