Jean-Louis Vincendeau – Soleil pistache

In today’s post Jean-Louis Vincendeau proposes a geometrical abstract image with a certain sensitive vibration. Inspired by Mendelsohn’s oratorio Elias of which you can find the version by Philippe Herreweghe and La Chapelle Royale here. Soleil pistache, Elias et les fantômes De minces trouées d’air et de paroles muettes, flaques impalpables. Exigence dans l’air bleuté du jour courbé, dormant sur le dos. Des lumières, des pensées viennent s’installer dans ce lieu carré, des âmes peut-être, arrivant de leurs propres initiatives, pas encore de récit, le début d’une broderie innocente, vertueuse. Soleil, prunelle,… Read More

Jean-Louis Vincendeau – Three houses

During the upcoming weeks Bureau Doove will regularly publish the poetic images and thoughts of Jean-Louis Vincendeau. Three houses And what do these three little white houses do on a red branch or on the side of a hill? They are joined and clenched against each other; houses of very thin expectations oriented towards the light as far as they can. Maybe a few carefree paper mice dance in the three attics? Below, white bouquets on the tables enlighten the discreet embrasures. Fragile image in view of the violence of this world,… Read More


FMD (Faculty of Minor Disturbances) is happy to announce that it takes part in the exhibition IN/BETWEEN PLACES. From the press release: Christian Milovanoff, still from Travail dramaturgique autour du livre ‘Bureaux’, 2017 IN/BETWEEN PLACES brings together artists and poets/writers who contributed to PLACE, an online magazine that promotes encounters between various artistic practices and theoretical writings. For the first time, the exhibition reunites these artists within a specific physical setting in order to create a dialogue between the virtual space of the magazine and the real space of the gallery. The latter… Read More

Currer Bell College anniversary

Jean-Louis Vincendeau – Laboratoire hors les murs au palais de Tokyo le 3 mars 2020 Exactly one year ago Jean-Louis Vincendeau and Edith Doove revived the Currer Bell College during a meeting in Saint-Nazaire. To celebrate this memorable fact, we offer you a series of photographical poetic interpretations made during a recent visit with MA students of ESADHaR to the exhibition ‘Notre monde brûle’ at the Palais de Tokyo. Quite accidently, but also quite apt, this anniversary coincides with International Women’s Day. Jean-Louis Vincendeau – Venue de la lune glacée Sur la… Read More

Minor Disturbances Comet 21/Borisov 8th December 2019 and Place

Inspired by Charles Ives vision of spatially distributed creativity in his unfinished Universe Symphony, The Faculty of Minor Disturbances (FMD)[1] sent out an invitation to create a minor disturbance as we corralled the forces of the universe together with 2I/Borisov, an interstellar comet which visited the solar system in December 2019. Find the responses we got on this page. Lothar Baumgarten (1944-2018), Shaiprabowë, 1985 © ADAGP, photo © Tate The Faculty also just had its first publication as part of the online magazine Place which has dedicated its second issue to Déplacement / Displacement. Find our contribution here. [1] FMD IS PART OF… Read More

Le film sans fin – La pierre percée

  This summer we filmed the episode ‘La pierre percée’ as part of the ongoing project Le film sans fin by Ollivier Moreels and Jean-Louis Vincendeau and under the heading of AATP (Agence Artistique de Traduction Poétique) near Saint-Nazaire. For this collaboration Sara Bomans wrote a text and made a series of drawings that were integrated in the film. Jean-Louis Vincendeau wrote an accompanying text which you can find in the French version below the film and of which an English translation is soon to follow. Also see the website of Ollivier Moreels… Read More

L’homme rouge/The Red Man

As part of ‘The films of Jean-Louis’, an ongoing collaboration between Jean-Louis Vincendeau and Ollivier Moreels, recently a collaboration with Romaric Sobac was set up to film ‘L’homme rouge/The Red Man’. Text by Jean-Louis Vincendeau and images by Ollivier Moreels (featured image by Jean-Louis Vincendeau). See more here. You read flyers, catalogues, posters that sing aloud. Apollinaire, “Zone”, Alcools, 1913 The red man supporting Bayern Munich is there, he picks up and organises some dented objects while letting his thoughts wander. Premises of something never named, barefoot he quickly reflects with his ‘bric… Read More

Recent publications by Jean-Louis Vincendeau

On the occassion of the award of the Silver Lion to Haris Epaminonda at the Venice Biennial we are happy to publish the translation of a poetic text written by Jean-Louis Vincendeau, inspired by her installation VOL.XVI at Le Plateau, Paris in 2015 (French version).   It is also an occassion to point out two other recent publications by Vincendeau – « Blanche déese de la rivière Separa» in the wonderful magazine Fabulla and « Au bord du blanc», ‘Suis-moi’ in the Revue Sarrazine. Haris Epaminonda “Stelle”, the word “place” Haris Epaminonda, Untitled #04 a/w, 2016, VOL.XIXinstallation view… Read More

The garden of Gilles Clément

This is certainly the year of the most surprising and inspiring collaborations for Bureau Doove. Recently I was asked by Rita Cachao if I could supply her with photos of the unique rooftop garden on the submarine base in Saint-Nazaire by Gilles Clément for a project she is developing. As it happened Ollivier Moreels and Jean-Louis Vincendeau had explored the garden already in view of their ongoing film project. Another international collaboration of the Currer Bell College was born. To be continued. Find below the translation of the text that Jean-Louis Vincendeau… Read More

Traces of Didda 2

During the recent film festival Zone Portuaires at Saint-Nazaire, dedicated to Scandinavian film, Ollivier Moreels, Jean-Louis Vincendeau and I had the honour to colloborate with the Icelandic actress and poet Didda Jonsdottir. We filmed in the port of Saint-Nazaire where Didda wrote some of her poems on the rusty buoys as part of The Film without End by Moreels and Vincendeau. The movie recordings have now been edited and subtitled. You can find them here. The text by Jean-Louis Vincendeau is a poetic description of the film shooting with references to the… Read More