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Felipe Arturo

THOUGHTS OF CAFFEINE

Nomadic landscapes

ARTIST RESIDENCY

Felipe Arturo was born in 1979 in Bogota (Colombia),
lives and works in Bogota (Colombia)

Felipe Arturo weaves references to history, economics and geography into his work. Thoughts of Caffeine is a journey through the coffee production chain, from the cultivation of the plant until its consumption. Echoing the project being run as part of Veduta in Rillieux-la-Pape, he devises for the Fagor factory an imaginary museum depicting the historical nomadism of this plant, which has become a vehicle for social encounter. Arranged on a black-and-white painted floor that creates dimensional perspective, six platforms bring together coffee plants, common consumer objects, an extraction machine, synthetic flavourings, and scientific evidence of caffeine’s effect on brain activity. In the background, a video diptych shot in Ethiopia, Colombia, France, Italy and the Netherlands, using two mobile phones mounted on a compass that makes the picture stutter, projects us into past and future: from the cradle of coffee cultivation to its recent globalisation.

SAM Art Projects artist-in-residence;
With the generous support of SAM Art Projects, Université Jorge Tadeo Lozano, Bogota and DAAC Academie of Lyon;
With the kind collaboration of Placid Roasters and in partnership with Dynacité; With the support of the Boisard Production Schools supported by Total Foundation;
With the support of Serge Ferrari

Remerciements : Gérard
Coureaud (CNRS), Tao Jiang (Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1) et Maria Roldan (Université El Bosque, Bogota)

Felipe Arturo, Thoughts of Caffeine, 2019. View of the installation Place Lyautey in Rillieux-la-Pape. In the frame of the artist’s residency with Veduta/15e Biennale de Lyon. Co-production SAM Art Projects. © Blandine Soulage

Events

Inauguration

Tuesday 10 Sept. 2019
From 5pm

Place Lyautey, Rillieux-la-Pape

CONFERENCE
THE SMELL OF COFFEE & OLFACTORY MEMORY

Saturday 14 Sept. 2019 
11am to 12.30pm

Place Lyautey, Rillieux-la-Pape

Veduta’s Inhabitants Weekend

Sunday 22 Sept. from 10:30am

Place Lyautey, Rillieux-la-Pape

URBAN HIKE

Saturday 12 Oct. 2019
1pm

Place Lyautey, Rillieux-la-Pape

CONFERENCE
CLEARING AND DECIPHERING PUBLIC SPACE

Saturday 19 Oct. 2019
11am to 12.30pm

Fagor Factory, Lyon 7

Practical info

Rillieux-la-Pape
Place Lyautey

Spring to 11 November 2019