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11 March 2008 / 2009


video feature
Traverse Video Festival Toulouse

Les Abbatoirs – Museum of Contemporary Art Toulouse

This article would like to honour another French collaboration.
The month March is annually reserved for video art in France. Besides Videoformes Festival in Clermont-Ferrand, it is Traverse Video Festival Toulouse which is celebrating the uprising Spring each year with a new festival edition. Wilfried will collaborate with the festival in Toulouse four times – 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011, and later in 2019 another time, by including the directrice of Traverse Video Festival, Simone Dompeyre as a curator in the W:OW Project.

Today on 11 March, the 2008 festival starts ( until 30 March) , later on 15 March Wilfried will have a solo feature at Les Abbatoirs – Museum of Contemporary Art Toulouse/France including 6 videos
Bareback – serial DIScharge / House of Tomorrow / Rivals and Friends / Urban.early sunday morning_raw: / One Day on Mars / Inability of Being Nude – entitled:

Le moment d’Agricola de Cologne, à l’Auditorium du Musée des Abattoirs.

Wilfried visited Toulouse once in the 80ties of 20th century, he loved the “red” of the “red city”, which Toulouse is called due to the red brick stone architecture, but unfortunately he did not attend the video festival, thus also not his solo feature. Actually, Wilfried was invited to attend several festivals taking place between March and May 2008, but he decided to attend the Naoussa Film Festival in May 2008.

  • 2008, 11-30 March – 15 March Les Abbatoirs – solo feature
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  • 2009, 11-28 March – VideoChannel – solo Unnur Andrea Einarsdottir
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  • 2010, 12 March – EnCodeEd
    2011, 24 March – Orfeo Negro – Centre Culturel Bellegarde


    In 2018, Simone Dompeyre will follow Wilfried’s invitation for contributing to The W:OW Project a video program including French artists. It was agreed to feature each of both contributed video selections in one of the W:OW events in 2019, thanks to Marina Fomenko, the 1st one “Mémoire” will be presented on Now & After Video Art Festival Moscow 2019 and, thanks to Ezra Wube, the 2nd one, entitled “I am Someone Else” on 3rd Addis Video Art Festival Addis Ababa/Ethiopia

    Simone Dompeyre
    Multidisciplinary university education with diplomas and competitions in Philosophy – PhD Thesis in Modern Letters – Capes Aggregation in History of art with endorsements.
    Professor of film analysis and semiology of the image; Lecturer for the first Net-based teaching, the first to be done with Chat: Aesthetic and Audiovisual and Aesthetics and Multimedia.
    Jury of university exams and competitions. Jury of Scenario and comic strip. Jury of Film, short film, feature films, video art, intermediality.Participation in various symposia, round tables on stage direction, on experimental art at national and international festivals. Speaker in many festivals with workshop on experimental cinema. Organiser of meetings and audiovisual artistic events.
    Founder of Traverse Vidéo in 1997 of which she is the president and art curator for about fifteen places, several cities and interventions here and elsewhere.


    Mémoire (Memory)
    curated by Simone Dompeyre (director/curator of Traverse Video Festival Toulouse/France)

    Sylvie Denet (France) – Train Un, 2012, 03:30
    Marie Minot (France) – Tropical Amnesia, 2016, 05:03
    Erwan Soumhi (France) – Le Bateau de Thésée, 2012, 02:28
    Nathalie Joffre (France) – He told me that his garden, 2012, 09:30
    Gérard Cairaschi (France)- Magia, 2006, 06:36


    Je est un autre / I Am Someone Else – curated by Simone Dompeyre

    – Agnès Quillet, Paysage, 2008, 00:59)
    – Jonas Schloesing, Je ne suis personne (05:55)
    – Johanna Vaude, Inner Stranger, 2012, 05:00)
    – Sigfried Bréger, Catleyas, 2014, 07:01
    – Les Sœurs H, La Vie de Fraulein Erzebeth est une sorte de chaos organisé, 2012, 12:01 )

    Schedule for 11 March

  • •Traverse Video Festival Toulouse/France – VideoChannel – 4 Videos by Unnur A. Einarsdottir – Traverse Video Festival Toulouse/F – 11-28 March 2009
  • •VidFest07 – Museum of New Art Detroit/USA – 9-30 March 2007
  • •Videoformes – Festival of Video & New Media Clermont Ferrand/F – 11 – 27 March 2009
  • •22nd Videoformes – Festival of Video and New Media Clermont-Ferrand/Fr – 13-17 March 2007
  • •FILE – Electronic Language Festival Rio de Janeiro/Brazil 26/02-29/03 2008
  • •Videoformes – Int. Festival of Video & New Media Clermont-Ferrand (F) – 11-15 March 2008
  • •Art Of Emergency – Artneuland Gallery Berlin/G – 5 Feb-15 March 2009
  • •Fundación Luis Seoane, La Coruña: 20 February – 20 March –“Violencia sin cuerpos”
  • •Mediateca -CaixaForum-, Barcelona 14 February – 7 April – “Violencia sin cuerpos”
  • •MNAC – National Museum of Contemporary Art in Bucharest (4 March- 30 April 2004)