HYPER COSMOS 2019

EPHEMERAL SPACE FOR PHOTOGRAPHY AND BOOKS PROJECTS PUBLISHING


AT BODEGA LA MULETA
Access by rue de la paix, 13200 Arles

2-6 July 2019
Opens everyday 12h-20h
Free entrance



COSMOS, WHICH FOUNDED IN 2009 BY OLIVIER CABLAT AND SEBASTIAN HAU, and HAS BEEN A LABORATORY OF EXPRESSIONS AND PRACTICES IN CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHY, PUBLISHING AND VISUAL ARTS.
IT CELEBRATES MULTIPLICITY AND SINGULARITY WITHIN THOSE PRACTICES, WITH A SPECIAL INTEREST IN BOOKS AND PUBLISHING, WHICH WE CONSIDER TO BE ONE OF THE MAIN MEDIUMS OF INDEPENDENT PRODUCTION WITHIN PHOTOGRAPHY SINCE AT LEAST FIFTEEN YEARS.
COSMOS WAS CREATED BASED ON THE IDEA THAT PHOTOGRAPHY WILL NOT EASILY FIND DURABLE WAYS OF EXISTING IF IT'S MEANS OF DIFFUSION ARE CONSTANTLY SEPARATED. FROM OUR FIRST EDITION WE SHOWED PHOTOGRAPHY ON THE WALLS, AS WELL IN IT'S PRINTED FORM VIA PHOTOBOOKS AND MAGAZINES AND CREATED AN OPEN SPACE FOR ARTISTS PERFORMING PHOTOGRAPHY IN EXPERIMENTAL WAYS. OUR FIRST SPACE WAS A FORMER SUPERMARKET, WE THEN MOVED ON TO A FORMER INSURANCE OFFICES, THE OFFICES OF A SYNDICATE, A BULLFIGHTERS CLUB, A FORMER TRAIN REPAIR HALL, And A FORMER COLLEGE MISTRAL. AS IN THE MOST CONTEMPORARY PRACTICES IN PHOTOGRAPHY WE HAVE ADAPTED OURSELVES TO THE SUPPORT AVAILABLE WITHOUT THIS CHANGING THE IDENTITY OF OUR PROPOSITIONS.
IT IS THE ESSENCE OF AN EVENT AS OURS THAT IT HAS TO ADAPT ITSELF TO THE ENVIRONMENT AVAILABLE, BUT IT IS ALSO OUR CHALLENGE IN THE PRESENT AND FUTURE TO KNOW HOW TO TRANSFORM CONTENT, IT'S MEDIUM AND CURATORIAL PRACTICE WITHIN THE STRUCTURES AT HAND AND A SHIFTING ENVIRONMENT.
FOR ITS ELEVENTH EDITION COSMOS WILL BE HOSTED AGAIN BY BULLFIGHTERS CLUB "la Muleta", and will come-back to off part of The Rencontres de la photogaphy.
We are more than ever ENTHUSIASTIC to host PUBLIC AND EXPERTS, IN A PLACE DEDICATED FOR EXCHANGING VIEWS AND DISCUSSING PUBLISHING, BOOKS AND PHOTOGRAPHY.

OLIVIER CABLAT & SEBASTIAN HAU