Meeting with Valérie Mréjen
Cycle "Gardien party"
For this Jeudis des Abattoirs, Valérie Mréjen proposes a program linked to Gardien party, the performance show she conceived with Mohamed El Khatib, presented in the second part of the evening, within the Abattoirs.
Valérie Mréjen will give a reading accompanied by the projection of two videos.
- Blue bar (4', 2001), is a scene of an opening where characters meet and say what is said at an opening.
- Cheese is a text about photographs of art world personalities during festive events, award ceremonies or inaugurations, and Quatrième (14', 2018) is a documentary with middle school students from several schools in Ille-et-Vilaine, the second part of an ongoing series, the last of which, Quatrième Sarcelles, is currently on display at the Musée de l'histoire de l'immigration in Paris.
Drawing a resolutely oblique trajectory between art, literature and cinema, Valérie Mréjen appears today as one of the most atypical figures of the contemporary artistic scene.
She is an associate artist at the Théâtre National de Bretagne in Rennes. She created Trois hommes verts at the Théâtre de Gennevilliers in 2014, which will be revived in 2021 at the TNB, Le Carnaval des animaux, based on Saint-Saëns, directed with Albin de la Simone, TNB, 2019 and Mano Rana with Dominique Gilliot - Étrange cargo, La Ménagerie de verre, 2019. She has adapted The Empire of Lights by Kim Young-Ha and La Dame aux camélias by Dumas fils for Arthur Nauzyciel.
Her first monograph Palais des glaces was published in May 2021 by Manuella. Among his latest publications, let's mention Troisième personne (2017) P.O.L, Soap Opera, Jnf Editions (2013) or Forêt noire, P.O.L (2012).
Her filmography includes videos such as Page 2 (2021), Amnésie parfaite, Asthénie violente (2019), short films Trois rêves de ma jeunesse (2017), Enfant chéri(2016), Exercice de fascination au milieu de la foule (2011), feature-length fiction films En ville (2011) and documentary Pork and Milk (2004) or Valvert (2008).
Born in 1969 in Paris where she lives and works. She is represented by the Anne-Sarah Bénichou gallery, Paris.