about me

Clémence B. T. D. Barret is a self- taught transnational visual artist.

She was born in France but has lived many years in Asia (mostly in India and Thailand). Intimacy, the quest for a better life, belonging, identity, and migration are some favorite notions she has been exploring. She has often used her own experiences as filters to enter into, explore and understand these notions in new geographies and communities. Her expressions are composed of varied media - video, photography, sound, movement, objects, paintings, monotypes - combined together or not. Her latest works pose critical questions about gender and national identity, transnationalism, otherness and freedom. 
 
She has been exhibiting and performing in India, Thailand, France, Italy, UK, Finland, Greece, Argentina, Serbia, Colombia, Mexico, Morocco and Myanmar.

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2010 miss miss hop o' & friends, Jaaga,  Bangalore, India.
2009 Bangaloreans, 1Shantiroad, Bangalore, India.

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS, ART FESTIVALS AND PERFORMANCES

to come: Vidéoformes, Clermont Ferrand, France.

2017

  • Videomeja, Museum of Contemporary art Vojvodina, Novi Sad, Serbia.
  • " In plain sight" 35 Chapel Walk, Sheffield, UK.

2016

  • Videobardo, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  • Videobardo, Mexico city, Mexico.
  • Pansodan scene, Yangon, Myanmar.
  • MigrArti,  & Instants Vidéo, Cagliari, Sardaigna, Italy.
  • Videobardo, Bogota, Colombia.
  • Utopia:dystopia,  Fringe Art Festival Bath, Bath, UK.
  • Audiovisual Arts Festival & Instants Vidéo, Corfu, Greece.
  • Morphology of Archive, Museum Of Goa, India.
  • Visible invisibility, Thapae East, galleries night Chiang Mai, Thailand.
     

2015

  • Instants Vidéo, La Friche Belle de Mai, Marseille, France.
  • Instants Vidéo, Milan [Box] gallery, Milan, Italy.
  • Tiaf, London, UK.
  • Festival International d'Art Vidéo de Casablanca & Instants Vidéo, Galerie Marsam, Casablanca, Marocco.
  • Notes from elsewhere, Node Gallery, Helsinki, Finland.


2014

  • Instants Vidéo, La Friche Belle de Mai, Marseille, France
  • Instants Vidéo, Milan [Box] gallery, Milan, Italy.
  • Vidéoformes, Clermont Ferrand, France.
  • Documentary Art Asia, Chiang Mai, Thailand,
  • Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, Thailand.


2013

  • ACT, National Gallery of Modern Art, Bangalore, India. 


2011

  • I am here, curated by Lina Vincent, Jaaga, Bangalore, India.


2007

  • Borderline, Mains d'Oeuvres, Paris, France.
  • Somewhere 2, Mains d'Oeuvres, Paris, France.


2006

  • Photos et légendes, Pantin, France
  • Somewhere 1, Mains d'Oeuvres, Paris, France.
  • Too Much, Mains d'Oeuvres, Paris, France.


2003

  • Videos of "The real things", a solo choreography by Luc Favrou, Galerie Michel Rein, "The dancing",  Paris, France.

 
 
RESIDENCIES

  • 2017 - Scuola Internazionale di Grafica, Venice, Italy.
  • 2010 - Jagaa, Bangalore, India.
  • 2006 - Mowgli, Honnavar, India.
  • 2006 - Micadanses, Paris, France.
  • 2006, 2007 - Mains d'Oeuvres, Paris, France.

 

OTHER ACTIVITIES
 
Documentaries and short films direction

(selection)

  • The old market, about 5 mn - Monfai/ Museum Chan Kusalo Wat Chedi Luang (Thailand) 2013.
  • Hermes blue,  5 mn - 2013
  • National People's Tribunal, 4 mn , 2013.
  • Blackpally Diaries: Lost sequel, 11 mn, MSF Australia film festival 2012 - Trade-off, 9 mn -  House of Ally, 10 mn - Saythu, CB 2012, 2013.
  • Mdhil natural beauty with Bhavna,  8 films X 2 mn - 2012
  • Swissnex India, about Rock the sun, 5 mn, 2012.
  • Rock the sun in India,  5 mn, Vialka, Solar sound System 2012.
  • Malleswaram Accessibility Project, 10 films 2 to 7 mn, Jaaga Media Center 2011, 2012.
  • Vivi in Bangalore, 4 mn, Jaaga Media Center/The Schooling Project, 2011.
  • Hampi Craft diaries, 4 mn & 8 mn, Crafts Council of Karnataka, Jaaga Media Center, India digital Hampi (Dept. of science and technology - Govt. of India), 2012.
  • Whitefield Diaries - 6 X 7 mn, Intach, Saythu, Jaaga Media Center, 2011. 
  • The vox populi series, 10 X 2 to 3 mn, Jaaga Media Center, mDhil.com, 2011.
  • Making of RIN,  Microsoft Research Lab,  8 X 1 to 13 mn, 2011.
  • Microsoft Digital Heritage, Hampi, 23 X 1 to 10 mn, 2010, 2011.
  • Jaaga journals, 40 X 1 to 6 mn each. Jaaga, 2010 & 2011.
  • NGO The Schooling Project,3 X 1 mn, realised during a video workshop conducted with children in a slum of Bangalore, India, 2010.
  • Exhibition Loli,  2 mn 45, 2008.
  • Laya live - behind the scenes, 3 mn, Earthsink, 2007.
  • Danse story, 10 mn, "Trafic. musique", France 2, 2003.
  • Jimi Hendrix Backstage, 6 mn, Cité de la musique, 2003.
  • Adultary's Intimate diary, 1 H, Thema « infidèlement vôtre », Arte, 2002, re-runs in 2004 and 2005.
  • France telecom vif, 40 mn, Auditoire, 2001.
  • The Docteur Heuvelmans's mystery, 12 mn, Canal + Total Yeti, 2000.
  • An abominable enquiry, 12 mn, Canal + Total Yeti, 2000.
  • NPA Classiques, 20 X 8 mn, Canal + 2000 & 2001.
  • In no time, 29 mn, Canal + "L'ère du temps", 2000.
  • Bali barret, spring summer 2000, 4 mn.
  • Story of the wonderfull visits of Jesus, Djizeusse, Ressouce... and the others, 26 mn Canal + "Happy Birthday Jesus", 1999.
  • Que le grand tic me toc, 26 mn, Canal + L'Oeil du Cyclone, 1999.
  • Spanking, a pleasure to offer, a joy to receive, 26 mn, Canal + Nuit du Cyclone, 1999.
  • Le pot Pourri des Rossignolets, 26 mn - Canal + L'Oeil du Cyclone, 1998.
  • Qu'il était beau l'an 2000, 90 mn and 52 mn Canal+, "Pour en finir avec l'an 2000", 1998 / France 2, 1999
  • Les Contes à dormir debout, animation, series 20 X 2 mn, Canal + / FR3 / Canal J, 1988-1989, 1rst price "specific" Paris cité competition 1990.

 
Documentaries & short films co-direction

  • Babajob (a social entrepreneur in India), about 2 mn, 2011, shown in the United Nations in an exhibition curated by the Smithsonian/ Cooper-Hewitt, and The National Design Museum.
  • La nuit de l'humour, 5 hours program Canal +, 2000/2001.
  • Ils sont parmis nous, 2 H 15, Canal +  La nuit Extraterrestre, 1997.
  • Zorro sème sa zone, 26 mn,  Canal + L'Oeil du cyclone, 1997.
  • Uncle’s Peter’s beautiful stories, 26 mn, Canal + Journée de la BD, 1996.
  • Télé Vacances, 20 X 2 mn - Canal +  C'est pas le 20 Heures, 1996.
  • Télé Fleur Bleue, 26 mn - Canal +  Journée Fleur Bleue, 1996.
  • Machin machine, 26 mn - Canal +  Nuit Cyber, 1995.

 
Author

  • The extraterrestrial night, co-conception - Canal + 2009.
  • Betty Page, l'allumeuse du Tennessee, documentary 26 mn, Canal +  Nuit Pin up, 1994.
  • The psychedelic trip, documentary 26 mn, Canal +  L'Oeil du Cyclone, 1992.