This 10th edition of Chapelle video presents the artist Frédéric Nauczyciel and his project La Peau vive. This video artist works in France and in the United-States. For his series La Peau vive, he worked with the queer community in Baltimore and shows tattoos and dance through "vogueing". This performative dance composed of poses – copying, almost taunting, the models from Vogue magazine – was born in the years 60/70 with the homosexual and transgender black Americans from Harlem and popularized by Madonna.
The project Chapelle video is a collaboration between the town of Saint-Denis and the Seine-Saint-Denis administrative department. He proposes exhibitions on video works of contemporary artists in the chapel of the former carmel, at the Art and History Museum of Saint-Denis.
Make sure you see also Frédéric Nauczyciel's video installation of The Fire Flies, Baltimore/Paris, in the aisle of 104 - Centquatre Paris from March, 17th to April, 9th, (free access during opening hours of 104).