Currer Bell Residency #4 – Fleur Leclère

Fleur Leclère, former student of ESADHaR Le Havre Rouen, started her residency in Saint-Nazaire earlier this year. It resulted in two specific projects dedicated to plants, one around the gorse and the other around blackberry. Find two texts by herself and Jean-Louis Vincendeau of Currer Bell College as well as images of the work realized and shown in Saint-Nazaire. Since the spring I have been looking forward to making summer dyes from primrose, blackberry, elderberry and other wild berries. I am attracted to the shades of colour they can produce. From my… Read More

Jean-Louis Vincendeau et le Currer Bell College

Longtemps attendu, le second confinement donne enfin l’occasion de publier une série d’images que Jean-Louis Vincendeau qu’il a réalisé au cours des six derniers mois. Ces minuscules installations, souvent temporaires, constituent des belles réflexions poétiques et éphémères, faisant souvent référence à la littérature lue, ou à l’art vu. Non dépourvues d’humour, elles sont réalisées avec des matériaux trouvés, qu’ils soient d’origine humaine ou naturelle, et soigneusement positionnées dans de minuscules environnements théâtraux, généralement sur un fond d’une ou deux couleurs vives. En fait, ils semblent être des haïkus visuels, nous invitant à… Read More

Jean-Louis Vincendeau and Currer Bell College

Version française Long overdue, the second confinement finally is the occasion to publish a series of images that Jean-Louis Vincendeau has been creating in the past half year. These minute, often temporary installations, constitute, in all their ephemerality, beautiful poetic reflections, often referring to literature read, or art seen. Not devoid of a sense of humour, they are made with found materials, whether manmade or natural, and carefully positioned in tiny theatrical surroundings, usually against a background of one or two strong colours. In fact, they seem to be like visual haiku’s,… Read More

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