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NO PUBLIC EVENTS IN 2009, PLEASE SEE THE NEWS

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- PAST EVENTS 2008
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MISA SHIMOMURA, solo piano improvisation
28 November - 20:00 - 灰 "Hai" Grey

Misa Shimomura, pianist, composer and improviser from Kyoto, Japan,
will play a piano solo concert every last friday of the month at Laboratoire Village Nomade,
joined freely during the second part by other present musicians;
beginning in the month of May, ending in November 08.
Every concert has the theme of one color.

almost nothing to loose
black pants after washing many times
white socks after walking a lot with black shoes
between white and black
I am here.
you are there.
nothing to loose
nothing to loose

silent shadows
©Ayako Mogi
For more information: http://web.mac.com/misashimomura

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silent shadows


Silent Shadows - Meeting and Experiencing of East and West
Saturday - 25.10.2008 - 19:00

A twenty-one-day workshop focused on the theme ‘Silent Shadows.’   
Artists from Japan, USA and Europe have been invited to use their observations and experiences
in the workshop as a tool for expanding consciousness and creating new ideas.  
Working from this premise each artist will create and present art pieces at the vernissage.

Atsushi Nishijima : Sound artist (Japan)
Tomohiko Ogawa : Landscape artist (Japan)
Takaaki Kumakura : Professor of Keio University (Japan)
Yoshimi Azuma : Ceramic artist (Japan)
Misa Shimomura : Musician (Japan)
Ayako Mogi : Photographer, Filmmaker (Japan)
 
Isamu Krieger : Artist (Switzerland)
Afra Dopfer : Artist (Germany)
Marion Neumann : Filmmaker (Germany)
Werner Penzel : Filmmaker (Germany)
Theresa Wong : Musician (USA)
Tamlyn Young: Artist (South Africa)
Sudhu Tewari : Sound artist (USA)
Melissa Crago : Capoeira dancer (USA)


We will have a special dinner on the evening of the vernissage.
We will keep silence and avoid electric light.

If you would like to join to the party please inform us by e-mail.
info@jourparjour.net


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MISA SHIMOMURA - "Kurenai” - Red
PIANO SOLO & DUO with Balts Nil
Friday - 31.10.2008 – 20:00



silent shadows
©Ayako Mogi

1st stage : Misa Shimomura piano solo concert
2nd stage :Duo with Balts Nil, percussion
 

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a place I know well
EXHIBITION at PROGR, Bern
27.09. - 4.10.2008
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Vernissage - Thursday 02.10.08 – 19h
open: Tue 14-20h / Wed - Sat 14-17h

SATURDAY – 20.09.2008, 19:00
SHOW “work in progress”, Laboratoire Village Nomade

A group exhibition with:
LeylaGoor & Ann Guillaume (Paris), Pascal Hachem (Beirut),
Ronny Hardliz (Bern/Prag), Patrizia Karda (Bern),
Isamu Krieger (Genf), Julia Staniszewska (Warschau),
Sudhu Tewari (Oakland), Tamlyn Young (Durban)

 

a place i know well
©Marion Neumann

..in a place I know very well, in the dark, I switch on the light..

As a ”work in progress“ this exhibition develops into a temporary platform for nine young artists to recount their most intimate places. House, home, origin, native country — places which are remembered as a feeling of belonging or also of estrangement, defined through the constant exchange of different and new perspectives – asking whether your feeling of being ’at home’ is based only on what is familiar. In the exhibition at PROGR, this continuous reshaping of familiarity and alienation will be staged as an open, border-crossing experiment.
to – at – from – in – between – with - among - for – near
a place I know well.

For more information:

www.progr.ch
www.jourparjour.net

This project is supported by
PRO HELVETIA, Schweizer Kulturstiftung
ERNST GÖHNER STIFTUNG ZUG
STIFTUNG WUNDERLAND


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MISA SHIMOMURA 水 "Mizu" Water
solo piano improvisation - 26 September, 20:00

mizu
©Ayako Mogi

Color of
solvable, chills, spray, soak through, dry,
from Water.
Miraculous matter.

 

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AUGUST
/ AUGUST/ AOUT
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"To love is to suffer. To avoid suffering one must not love. But then one suffers from not loving. Therefore to love is to suffer, not to love is to suffer. To suffer is to suffer. To be happy is to love.
To be happy then is to suffer. But suffering makes one unhappy. Therefore, to be unhappy one must love, or love to suffer, or suffer from too much happiness. I hope you're getting this down."
-Woody Allen

This year the Laboratoire Village Nomade, together with border/boundary crossing couples/individuals,
presents a project exploring aspects of relationships—with one another and the world at large—that transcend the borders/boundaries of race, sex, creed, religion, nationality, culture, or wealth.
Originally inspired by the plight of lovers caught on opposite sides of the Israeli/Palestinian divide,
we would like to question the constructs that unite and divide us from one another.

What brings us together? What separates us from each other?
What both unites and divides people/s?
What borders/boundaries does “love” create?
Can you imagine a situation that would make you want to kill?

During a two week residency in La Corbière, a group of artists composed of Ayako Mogi, MaryClare Brzytwa, Marion Neumann, Isamu Krieger, Melissa Crago, Sudhu Tewari, Misa Shimomura,
Werner Penzel, Effi Weiss, Amir Borenstein, Jasmin Afissar, Osama Zatar, Kristin Erickson,
Christopher Fleeger, Fahed Halabi and Shlomit Lehavi, will examine these topics.

In addition to the work created in La Corbière, we are asking for submissions. You are invited to send any varieties or combinations—of stories, pictures, videos, and sound recordings—documenting the experiences of those who have encountered the societal boundaries that separate one from another,
as well as the ideas that bring us together.

This material will form part of a collective piece presented as different artworks projected onto the pages of a unique empty book. The images will change when pages are turned. On August 22nd, all participating artists and residents will be invited to meet for an exhibition at La Corbière that will also
be open to the public.

See a short clip of the final installation here

 

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JULY
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CELEBRATING with
FRIENDS of LABORATOIRE VILLAGE NOMADE
Saturday & Sunday - 26/27 July 2008 from 12 to 12

LORE OF MOMENTS
Saturday, 26.07.2008 - 20:00

Fred Frith, electric guitar
MaryClare Brzytwa, flute, voice & electronics
Sudhu Tewari, homemade electronics
Misa Shimomura, piano & voice

 

jourparjour
©Ayako Mogi


Artists currently in residence at Laboratoire Village Nomade
will present different works/performances during the evening.

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“AWAKENED”
An Installation by Isamu Krieger & Sudhu Tewari
Vernissage on the shore of Lake of Neuchâtel, 17:00

Years dormant, a powerful force awakens and begins to emerge...

www.b7studio.com/sitcom & www.sudhutewari.com


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“YOU SAW ME CRYING IN THE CHAPEL”
Chocolates, rose petals, paper tissues, a confession box, and other means
are part of an interactive installation by artist Heike Liss.
Ecclesiastic rituals, profane customs, and fleshly needs come into play
at the chapel of La Corbière in the month of July.

CRIMES AND MISDEMEANORS: SIN
Sin with delicious, handmade chocolates
“Be a sinner, and sin well” -Martin Luther

YOU SAW ME CRYING IN THE CHAPEL: SUFFER
Shiatsu Massage (pressure point massage) can be painful.
On the other hand, it does bring relieve and distraction.
“Life is full of misery, loneliness, and suffering –
and it's all over much too soon.” -Woody Allen

SEX, LIES AND RADIO: CONFESS
a public confession of small (and bigger) transgressions
will relieve your conscience enormously!
“The more sins you confess, the more books you will sell.” - Ninon de Lenclos

THIS SUCKS: LAMENT
Annoyed? Upset? Angry? The daily confrontation with nuisances can make life difficult.
Community members, as well as visitors to the Village Nomade now have the possibility to blow off some of that steam by writing in the complaint book. Those in need can lament, moan, whine,
kvetch and wail, and will be provided with a comforting reply within 24 hours.
“I personally believe we developed language because of our deep inner need to complain.” -Jane Wagner

CLEAN BODY, CLEAN MIND: CLEANSE
Enjoy a soothing footbath in rosewater, followed by a relaxing foot massage,
and possibly a dash of nail polish (“Baby Rose” by Chanel….)
“The feet are far away from the head.
That’s probably why they are forgotten so often.” -www.lauftip.ch

THERE SHALL BE LIGHT: ENLIGHTENMENT
For this, we light a candle:
“Before enlightenment; chop wood, carry water.
After enlightenment; chop wood, carry water.” –Zen Proverb


For more information: http://www.complaintproject.org/

confess
©Marion Neumann

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We invite all Members of Laboratoire Village Nomade to join us – come and celebrate our community, see what’s been going on, share a meal, give us your feedback, or simply enjoy this beautiful place. Becoming a member is always possible, and it’s easy to do! If you enjoyed your time here this might be a good moment to consider giving something back, so that we can continue to offer more opportunities and develop new programs in the years to come. At the basic level it doesn’t cost more than the price of a dinner for two, and every donation helps us to plan and to grow, rather than merely to survive. Since we started three years ago we have offered a different kind of opportunity for artists of all disciplines and at all levels of experience, and the creative energy, originality, and commitment of our many guests continues to resonate.

“Being a part of the community at La Corbière has enabled me to engage in fruitful and often unexpected dialogues, to find the space and peace to develop my work, to rediscover the essential impetus that made me want to make music in the first place, to trade ideas with stimulating company (of all ages) from all over the world, to get my hands dirty, to be in the moment. It has given me so much that I can no longer imagine my life without it. I’m sure Heike would say the same. Becoming a member was a privilege, and the least we could do. Our kids love it too!”
Fred Frith

 

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JUNE
/ JUNI / JUIN
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16 BITCH PILE UP (USA)
SUNDAY - 1.06.2008 -20:30

Featuring a music performance/installation by
MaryClare Brzytwa (USA) and painter, Marianna Lopez (Argentina).
www.maryclarebrzytwa.com

One night only...we have converted a 150 year cellar into a night club.

Live noise set by 16 bitch pile up (USA) - www.myspace.com/16bitchpileup

16 Bitch Pile-Up - 3 women in psychic sessions and psychosis - spawned in Ohio, now living in San Francisco and Los Angeles. Sarah Bernat, Sarah Cathers and Shannon Walter mind meld with electronics on the verge of nervous breakthrough, trainwrecked cornets, sputtering batteries cranking out crackling tape loops and bass held hostage with a knife to its neck. Their dynamic compositions, walls of unrelenting grind and psychedelic feedback will flash you back to your baddest trip.

Live home made instrument set by Sudhu Tewari - www.sudhutewari.com

animalesmuertos

©Mariana Lopez, “Animalesmuertos” (Oil Canvas)
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OFFSHORE
An installation at the Lake of Neuchâtel
by ISAMU KRIEGER (Switzerland)

SATURDAY – 7.06.2008 – 17:00 – VERNISSAGE ON THE BEACH

offshore

Come to discover the amazing protected area of the offshore platform beach!!
Miles of secluded orange sand welcome you warmly and offer a landscape never seen before!
A platform that is well-fed and healthy is vibrantly coloured bright turquoise and is more desirable as a ressource.
A pale platform, however, is usually unhealthy or suffering from a lack of toxic.
From bright fluo green waters to heavy red sun, natural phenomena – underwater channels of oil minerals emanating rainbow aura seen from surface.
this dizziness of euphoria will be your best life experience!

Don’t forget your swimming suit and your no45 solar cream...


More info at: www.b7studio.com/sitcom

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S O N N E N W E N D` F E S T
C E L E B R A T I N G S O L S T I C E

SUN AT STANDSTILL ON THE 21TH OF JUNE 2008 - 01:59 MESZ

We celebrate the shortest night of the year with a concert of
The Tabasco Club (Geneva, Switzerland)
Live and DJ-Set - beginning 21:00

tabasco club

Those young rebels sound like nothing you've heard before!

They live and love the Cajun Music Style, whose roots go way back to the 18th century. It was brought to the south of the United States, to Louisiana, by the french imigrants from Canada (Arcadiens). In this new country, fast rhythms met some slow walz, they were played on instruments like the austrian melodeon, the fiddle or the triangle. The vocals were usually very high and loud, so even the people in the background could hear and understand it!
The Tabasco Club brings this traditional music to the new century: the trio plays the Cajun music from Lafayette with lots of rough energy. The traditional instruments are completed with drums, an electric guitar and a banjo. The Tabasco Club style is inspired by the black-creole Blues, the Zydeco from New Orleans.
More info at: www.myspace.com/mamarosin


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MISA SHIMOMURA (Japan)
Friday - 27.06.2008 – 20:00 - “Fuji - 藤 - Violet”

between red and blue, between you and me
Full & Empty space
Where do we meet ?

1st stage: Misa Shimomura Piano Solo
2nd stage: Marion Neumann/Filmmaker & Misa Shimomura, Improvisation

fuji
©Ayako Mogi
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MAY
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ROMAN BUNKA & BASSEM HAWAR
Sunday, Sonntag, Dimanche - 11.05.2008 -21:30

The traditional arabian Intruments "Oud“ (lute) and "Djoze“ (knee-violin) form a specific soundspace that has grown out of, and is still being developed, in oriental culture since many centuries till today. BASSSEM HAWAR is one of the very few musicians who has mastered the "Djoze“ not only in it’s traditional way of playing, but has integrated it into his love for contemporary music. Together with "Oud“ player ROMAN BUNKA he will present the old "Maqam“ music from Iraq. With their dedication to bordercrossing "worldmusic“ both musicians will also play own compositions and improvisations.



Roman - concert
 ©Roman Bunka
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MISA SHIMOMURA - SOLO PIANO - - Ryoku - Green
Friday, Freitag, Vendredi - 30.05.2008 – 20:00


Misa Shimomura, pianist from Kyoto, will play a piano solo concert every last friday of the month at Laboratoire Village Nomade, joined freely during the second part by other present musicians;
beginning in the month of May, ending in November 08. Every concert has the theme of one color. “Lake, Sky, Leaves, Flowers, Earth, Stones; they are talking to me every day with a different emotion, and I am listening to their voice. At night the shadow of a tree is as dark as the light of the moon is bright.”



Misa - concert
©Ayako Mogi
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-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- PAST EVENTS 2007
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24.11.07 - 02.12.07
Third Life
Déplacez-vous dans une installation du futur passé de Juliette Forster et Iwan Schauwecker et rampez entre une autre histoire de l'internet.
Ouverture: 24.11 à partir de 16 heures
Du 25.11. - 02.12.07 l'installation est ouverte de 17-19 heures.
Ou demandez par mail une visite spéciale.
Important: Mettre des habits et des chaussures comfortables. L'installation n'est pas accessible pour les gens souffrant de claustrophobie ou ayant des difficultés de déplacement.


Dimanche, 11 novembre 2007, 17:00
Autour du monde
Musique indienne et autres musiques du monde
Lakshmi Santra, vocal, harmonium
Katrin Scholl, violon
Daniel Erismann, trompete
Luca Carangelo, tabla, percussion


Annulé / Canceled / Abgesagt
Samedi, le 20 octobre 2007, 20:00
Projet Lavabo’s
Chemin-installation de Isabelle Guisan, Irmi Fiedler, Stephan Dietrich


Vendredi, 14 septembre, 17:00 – Samedi, 15 septembre 2007, 17:00
les 24 heures du vin-cuit


Vendredi, le 7 septembre 2007, 19:00- 23:00
Samedi, le 8. septembre 2007, 11:00 - 23:00
Dimanche, le 9 septembre 2007, 11:00
de Balzli à Fahrer "10 ans Balzli & Cie / 10 ans Balzli & Fahrer Sàrl"
un weekend cinéma avec films de Felix Tissi, Matthias von Gunten, Nicolas Humbert, Werner Penzel, Peter Liechti, Dieter Fahrer, Bernhard Nick


Vendredi, le 31 août 2007, 20:30
Mich Gerber "l'heure blue"
Mich Gerber, basse


Jeudi 30 aout 2007 et Samedi 1er septembre 2007
"Fishing after methaphors in the sea of life"
palestinian, israelian, european art encounter


Jeudi, le 9 août 2007, 19:30
“Chauve-Souris & Ovaire”
Immerger dans le vide du chou rouge
Installation de Manuela Hugi & Stéphanie Baechler


Vendredi, le 3 août 2007, 21:00
Fred Frith & Peter Mettler
Improvised Music and Live Image Mixing


Mardi, le 31 juillet 2007, 20:00
Sieste sonore par le duo Kristoff K.Roll
Carole Rieussec, electronics
Jean-Christophe Camps, electronics


Vendredi, le 27 julliet 2007, 20:00
Katharina Weber/Balts Nill
Katharina Weber (piano), Balts Nil (percussion)
Salon, entrée libre, collecte


Vendredi, le 20 julliet 2007, 20:00
hunger und trunk
Marco Maria: piano; perc.
Balts Nill: perc.
Gast: Gérard Widmer (fujara)


Vendredi, le 13 julliet 2007, 20:00
schön&föhn
Urs Sibold (saxophone et plus), Balts Nill (percussion et plus)
Chapelle, entrée libre, collecte


Jeudi, le 5 julliet 2007, 20:00
Homburger/Guy
Maya Homburger violon baroque
Barry Guy contrebasse
Musique baroque et comtemporaine