DJAMEL KOKENE

Other Projects

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Museum of the World

The Museum of the World is a formal research through various media on issues dealing with exhibition, museum, preservation, landscape and living or inanimate objects which has been conducted since 2006. Each form of the Museum is by itself a specific proposal with each one leading to a particular and different reading.

As it is embedded in the public and urban space, whether private or not, the Museum of the World reveals itself as a visible and actual sign. A sign, as a variable of individual and collective imaginations making an image with the place where it is embedded, a place where ordinary daily actions are performed. The Museum of the World falls within the continuity of a life’s moments because it is a part of it. The Museum of the World acts as a conjunction between the social, urban, individual and environment imagination of everyday life where it takes place.

Museum of the World gave birth, here and there in the world, to various interventions and conception formats (video, wall inscriptions, interventions in both the public and the private space). Between 2008-2014, the project took shape under the form of a public commission entitled 'Museum of the World (Extract), ''Candle Cactus'' that emanated from the ministry of Ecology, Energy, Sustainable Development and Urban Development, in association with the ministry of Culture and Communication of Languedoc-Roussillon. It is planned to be est on Highway 75-750, in the same area as the Triangle of Ceyras ( in Hérault).

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Mobile School

Initiated by Djamel Kokene, MOBILE SCHOOL aims to constitute an open and evolutive space to engage with artistic reflexions, as well as with the conditions of the apprenticeship experience. If the main questioning of this project resides in the conditions of existence of an artistic production today, it is because the contemporary context of globalisation has modified the tools of art production as well as our way to practice it. Although globalisation has a tendency to work on the ensemble of the actual artistic production, this production still operates a reflection on an institutionalised art on the same plan as one on a local art, playing with new forms of resistance. Consequently, it could be possible to say that there is a basis of inventing spaces open to artistic reflexions, inventing new tools and adopting new logics of artistic practices.

It is in that perspective that the Mobile School becomes the physical space of this reflection, as a temporary artistic territory in which the time of a process, of an operatory and reading mode organise themselves.

Artistic vocabulary cannot, in its way of being a prime material to shape and of its displacements / confrontations of ideas, escape its deconstruction. The aim is to inscribe MOBILE SCHOOL in this frame of questioning without pretending, as a matter of fact, to “school”. In that sense, it convenes to imagine “T” times, temporary and geographical ranges where social and singular experiences would converge, mixing thoughts and propositions, along with revisiting the constitutive tools of teaching.

Laplateforme

Created in 2002, LAPLATEFORME aims to feature and confront the differing art practices which appear today in the Mediterranean region, i.e. Europe, the Maghreb countries and the Middle East. The transformation of these societies under the effect of the intensification of the flow of goods, people, currents of thoughts, and images accentuates the transformation of identities underlining these new places. It is here where LAPLATEFORME wants to involve itself and operate. These intense movements generate new artistic practices as well, and are themselves the vector of images, singular thoughts, and the questioning that the LAPLATEFORME aims to highlight. Through these emerging artistic practices and the differing points of view in theoretical research, LAPLATEFORME has an opportunity for questioning these mutating identities in the Mediterranean region. LAPLATEFORME defines itself as a facility of research, a space for reflection, a laboratory where imaginations can run free. Combining theoretical research in the liberal arts and contemporary artistic creativity, this laboratory bases itself on the principle of shifts of movement, which favors the emergence of a situation of encounters and meetings throughout the organization of cultural and artistic events. LAPLATEFORME aims to be a privileged place of encounters, where singular forms of thought can emerge beyond any ethnocentrism.