| SSWTR & Friends | Bureau presents

BureauJune 26 – July 31 2015
Tuesday – Friday, 12 – 8 p.m.

Bureau is excited to present The Daily Show, a series of 20 unique 8-hour video screenings over 20 days. Each artist, or group of artists, is given one day and full agency to create a playlist of whatever combination of videos, films, commercials, surveillance, documentation, time-lapse, cartoons, blips – however personal or commercial – they’d like.
Come hang out in the dark this summer at Bureau.
Follow our daily show blog for details of artists’ playlists, video excerpts, stills, and more information about programming and special events during the show.


June 26 opening + party with D(J)OGMAN

June 30 / Ellie Ga (close at 5:30, followed by Ellie Ga performance at the Guggenheim)
July 1 / Sam Davis
July 2 / C. Spencer Yeh

July 7 / Haris Epanimonda
July 8 / Dynasty Handbag
July 9 / Alex Hubbard
July 10 / Amy O’Neill

July 14 / Martine Syms
July 15 / Wojciech Bakowski
July 16 / Frank Heath
July 17 / Maliea Croy

July 21 / Marie Losier
July 22 / John Miller & Aura Rosenberg
July 23 / Aaron Garber-Maikovska
July 24 / Cory Arcangel, arranged by Arcangel Surfware LLC (Gil Gentile, Elliot Kaufman, Amanda Schmidt, Allie Tepper)

July 28 / Jason Benson & Erin Jane Nelson
July 29 / Lionel Maunz, Brian Torrey Scott & Theo Stanley
July 30 / Andrea Merkx
July 31 / Darren Bader



| FLASHBACK | Slowness interpreted by Vestoj




A writer once remarked that ‘there is a secret bond between slowness and memory, between speed and forgetting’. In the fashion system this bond seems to take on a particularly poignant meaning, with the degree of velocity often appearing directly proportional to the time it takes to forget a style that just moments ago it seemed we could not live without.

The ever-increasing speed of change in fashion is not new, nor is it exceptional; all it does is reflect the world around us. How busy we all are! We hurry through our days, and fill them to the brim with things to do. Ours is a world gone mad with motion where busyness has become a byword for success, a sort of existential reassurance.

The act of dressing today is another moment that we rush through, lest we be accused of losing time on superficial frivolities. We live in an unceremonious age, and the seemingly ritualistic, time-consuming and profoundly symbolic activity that dressing once was has had to give way for a moment that is intimate, private and invisible to the public.

In the Vestoj Salon on Slowness, the symbolic weight of clothes, of dressing and undressing, is explored through an emblematic return to the Ancien Régime. In the erstwhile apartment of the once celebrated collector Charles de Besteigui, an elaborate ceremony unfolds on stage. A small group of performers have formed a tableaux vivant on a stage that juxtaposes ersatz Ancien Régime décor with the architect Estelle Vincent’s contemporary response. Here each element fulfills their role in making the protocol of dressing and getting dressed an act of the highest symbolic importance.

The politics of time have always been a significant device for separation. Today the ones who lead are, as a general rule, those who understand speed, but once, not that long ago, the very opposite held true. After all, to be slow is far from remaining static; instead, slowness is a temporal notion that prioritises the journey over the destination. In our time of ceaseless busyness and constant fear of falling behind, slowness has turned into a subversive act, an exercise in cultural disobedience. Quiet dissenters can be found everywhere, if only you look hard enough. In a world where the cult of speed sometimes feels overwhelming, could it be that in the cracks of the system, a slower, more reflective pace is gaining traction?

Produced by Fondation Galeries Lafayette and hosted by Ekimetrics in Paris, January 2015

With Scarlett Rouge, Lola Peploe and Nick Haughton

Set design by David Myron
Costume by Natasha Palazzo
Film by Alexis Jakubowicz

All photographs by Vanni Bassetti