UMWELT PR (PARIS)
by Thomas Jeppe and Rebecca Lamarche-Vadel
UMWELT P.R. PRESENTS “A/W 2020/21”
SANDRA BERREBI, AMOSPHÈRE PHILIPP TIMISCHL, LEOPOLD BREKKE TRUSTFALL, LAFAWNDAH THOMAS JEPPE, REBECCA LAMARCHE-VADEL
Umwelt P.R. is a project space in La Plaine Saint-Denis, founded by Rebecca Lamarche-Vadel and Thomas Jeppe. Umwelt P.R. follows on from a series of shows organised by Thomas Jeppe under the “Umwelt” name since 2016, and serves as an auxiliary
platform for the exhibition-making practice of Rebecca Lamarche-Vadel, who worked as a curator at the Palais de Tokyo from 2012-2019, and is now the director of Fondation Lafayette Anticipations.
The works presented in “A/W 2020/21” for Salon De Normandy form a limited overview of the activities that have taken place at Umwelt P.R. this year.
Rebecca Lamarche-Vadel was the curator of the Riga Biennial which ran from August 20th to September 13th 2020. Excerpts from the Biennial exhibition guide, including her curatorial statement, the artist list and exhibition maps, are presented
here. The remaining pages of the guidebook, with artist texts written by Orane Stalpers, Claire Contamine and Lou Ferrand, and various additional contributions, are available for perusal.
Philipp Timischl, former resident of the studio space in the Umwelt P.R. building, presents a piece from “Downtown Bern”, a photographic series produced alongside the exhibition “Letzte Lockerung” at Kunsthalle Bern.
The musicians Trustfall and Lafawndah, recent guest residents of Umwelt P.R., present an unreleased ‘a capella’ cover of Bridgette Fontaine and Areski’s “Nous avons tant parlé”, the closing track of Trustfall’s forthcoming album.
Leopold Brekke, recent arrival in the Umwelt P.R. studio space, presents a large-scale jacquard tapestry produced during his time at the RISD Textile department.
Amosphère presented a section of one of her musical scores from an annotated scroll spanning twenty metres.
This score can be played, and should be considered alongside her musical performance in the Palazzo
space of the ground floor at Salon de Normandy, on Friday Oct 23rd from 16:30 to 19:30.
Thomas Jeppe presented “Yang (Eclipse Mode)”, a painting produced at the Umwelt P.R. space. This work
marks the beginning of a new chapter following his ten year retrospective exhibition “Afterhours 2010-
2020” held at Balice Hertling from October 8th to 18th this year.
Sandra Berrebi, also newly arrived at the Umwelt P.R. space, presented a group of elements including film
props and an incense dispenser. These pieces correspond to her ceramic and textile sculpture practice and
her work in costume design.