Sarah Foulquier & Sylvain Daval
Sylvain Daval and Sarah Foulquier are taking part in an ongoing residency at the STAG. During their residency they will be focusing on our library to develop a new initiative called DATA_BASE. In their own words…
Exchanging documents like books or music between friends is a common thing. The goal of the DATA-BASE project is to develop this practice into a network of individual micro-libraries accessible to everyone.
Our interest is to create a direct system of affinities and individual reflections through a horizontal exchange of documents. The borrowers are in contact with another reader of the same book or interested in the same subject, in an experience-based relation (choice/reading of the document) instead of an institutional validation.
DATA-BASE will be on one hand a simple software tool with a tutorial that gives the possibility to everyone to create his own library, and a website on the other hand that gives a free access on a list of all the documents already classified and a centralization of all the different individual libraries created that will be able to connect and exchange their collection. In general this common platform functions as the central point of exchange and information.
Assumed as an autonomous and virtual structure, we would like to create a system adaptable to each person or group that will let the possibility to organize a specific concrete system as wished.
DATA-BASE is a project open to everyone as it is dependent to everyone participation.
Sarah Foulquier lives and works in Vancouver. Born in Avignon, France, she holds a DNAP (diplôme national d’arts plastiques) from the École Des Beaux-Arts De Lyon and a DNSEP (diplôme national supérieur d’arts plastiques) from the École Nationale Des Beaux Arts de Bourges. Foulquier has participated in exhibitions at the Centre D’art Contemporain (Meymac, FR), La Calavera (Lyon, FR), Chantier Public (Lyon, FR), the Roger Tator Gallery (Lyon, FR) and Sous-location (Montréal, QC). She had a solo show in 2010 at Western Front, Vancouver.
Sylvain Daval was born in Aix-en Provence, France. He studied visual art at the National Art School of Bourges, and at the Art School of Avignon, as well as music composition at the Conservatory of Music of Bourges. His installations and sound performances have been included in several exhibitions in Canada and Europe. In recent years his practice turned towards collaborative forms and in-process pieces, such as the Carle Colline Collection, the Lower Mainland Painting Co (LMPC) and the Temporary Gallery of Reproduced.