©Isabelle Giovacchini

cally spooner

Born in 1983 in Ascot (Great Britain), Cally Spooner lives and works in London. She graduated university with a degree in philosophy. In her pieces, Spooner grants much importance to writing, which she translates into visual and vocal vocabulary. Through body and movement, she gives life to words, thus encouraging the static spectator to act.   

Spooner will present a new chapter of her ongoing project On False Tears and Outsourcing as part of Lafayette Anticipation’s Faisons de l’inconnu un allié. In line with the tradition of “manufactured” bands, from the 1980s German R&B band “Milli Vanilli” to 1990s girls’ and boys’ bands marketed for a teenage audience, Spooner will gather a group of professional musicians and singers locally recruited to participate in the making of a summer “hit”.

Inspired by the writings of philosophers Rosi Braidotti and Bernard Stiegler, as well as those of sociologist Maurizio Lazzarato, Spooner’s work is a sharp examination of contemporary work methods in which the performers and their personal qualities are turned into pure body vessels to the profit of an industry. Applied to the music industry, Spooner will play with the standards of a pop song from catchy harmonies to sing-along tunes.

Throughout the exhibit, the group will work together publicly—from rehearsing to mixing and mastering of the final song. Eventually, this process will lead to a single live performance on the event’s final day.


Joining Forces with the Unknown exhibit location:
16 rue Debelleyme (previously Weber Métaux store)
75003 Paris

Hours: 11 AM - 10 PM
Every day from October 11 - 23, 2016

Free entry.