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Luciano Pinna

While preparing for the Neighborhood Watch Project: Projection WalkPhilip Tonda was also preparing to curate a show in Amsterdam – A Body Presented To Me And You – at the Souterrain Amsterdam – center for contemporary art.

Sept. 13. 2009 – Nov.o1.09

His current curiosity is the body and its relationship to the tactile world, as well as a body of work that brings the artist out of his head, and the ephemeral aspects of experiencing the body. For his contribution to Nhw project, Nightsculpture Reinterpreted, he invited dancer Taylor McLaughlin to interpret one of his earlier works Nightsculpture, 2007 . The piece was an investigation for Philip which occurred in real time at the night of the event as he and the Taylor worked through the concept behind closed glass gallery doors. The continued during the course of the night to reinvent the performance. The experience was engaging to the public as many gathered to watch the performance and Philip engaged the viewers to speak more about it.

A Body Presented to Me and You carries that same themes but for this exhibit he has invited 5 artists to create their own pieces -Augusta Atla (DK/UK), Saskia de Brauw (NL), Johanna Domke (DE/DK), Silvan Laan (NL), Luciano Pinna (NL).

The process and dialogue leading up to the exhibit is documented in curious conversational form in the exhibits catalogue.

Text by Amber Lauletta



For its coming-out onto the Parisian art scene, the young, dynamic collective Transit Système chose the mellow setting of the Parloterie wine bar, inviting friends, collaborators and enthusiasts to get to know its works, its members, and their vision and mission for raw instinctive artistic production.

First and foremost a group of artists – painters, illustrators, photographers, graphic designers – and creative producers committed to aesthetic creation, Transit Système is also a collective dedicated to the development of alternative, fresh and innovative means of promoting and distributing art today. The collective wants to free Art from the constraints of the establishment in which it is so often represented. Theraw instinctive artistic production on show at the Parloterie is not limited to the artistic works on display, but involves the entire event itself – we the spectators are invited to go on an intimate journey with the collective, to reflect and dialogue with them. We are encouraged to participate, short and long term, with Transit Système, firstly as spectators by getting a paint tattoo of the group’s name – a fun instrument, incidentally, of promotion – and then, for the artists among us, as future collaborators with the collective; collaborations that Transit Système is eager to explore and embrace.


The choice of venue is an interesting one. Art openings in general, and in Paris in particular, are usually confined to more formal and traditional places. The Parloterie, conversely, is an easy and warm space. Its red walls and cozy lighting create an intimate cocoon in which the collective can make its debut onto the art scene. And indeed, the nest-like feel of the space is symbolic for the members of Transit Système. As much as a coming out, this is also a coming of age for many of them, a statement to the world that they are Artists, a rite of passage for them to completely embark onto this path, both individually and as a group. The event at the Parloterie clearly illustrates the synergy of the group. Despite different mediums, diverse subject matters and forms, the artworks fuse together successfully into a seemingly casual yet unified collage that merges into the space.

Walking into the Parloterie, we can sense above all that this opening is the culmination of the creation of Transit Système – the proof that the accord that its members felt was so evident between their styles and energies could become something dynamic and effervescent. And it is this effervescence, this vibrant energy to create and share art that we can take away with us.


Transit Système: Liz Bullen, Antoine Alliot, Aude Mc Gill, Molly SJ Lowe, Sophie Boniface, Marine Nyiri et Emilie Prud’homme

Molly SJ Lowe’s works are also currently being exhibited at the 1er Salon des A.J.T. (Artistes Jeunes Talents) at the ESPACE DIALOGOS in Cachan (Val de Marne).

Marine Nyiri won the SFR Jeunes Talents contest and her works will be exhibited at Paris Photo

text by Elisabeth Lastschenko



We still have a few spaces available for the following project. If you are interested, please reply as soon as possible.

A three week exposition as workshop curated by Amber Lauletta in collaboration with Philip Tonda at TPTProject space in Paris Montmartre to begin
14 November.

We are Looking for multi-disciplinary artists who in their art practice find reflection as important as creation, and who are interested in exploring the relation between ideas and practice.

“Residue; a small amount of something that remains after the main part has gone”

The over arching theme, Residue, will be explored as a result of discussions lead by participants and guest lectures during the weekend workshops (Saturday and Sunday). The reflection and visual research that come out of this will be the traces that compose the exposition (Monday to Friday). The exposition will take a different shape each week as a result of the findings of each workshop.

With this project we are interested in exploring the process between theory and practice. How our intangible discussions and relationships can form something tangible and how to handle them once they take form as material.

The project also wants to investigate the relationship between private and public. Once a week each participant will be responsible for choosing his own work to be exhibited and therefore decide his own limit between the private creation and the public viewing.

Topics of discussion will include Ephemeral, Action, Experience/experiential, Ownership Independence, Selling, Funding, and Collectors.

Nov 21 lecteurs: Public Space With a Roof

Workshop fee of 75€ covers the1 month project which includes exposition, workshop, guest lectures and one weekly dinner.

To apply: Email Amber Lauletta with CV + works [photos or link] + small letter of interest to