Aurélien Froment

9 Intervals

6 October – 8 December 2012

6 October – 8 December 2012

Interval 8 screening Saturday 1st December, at the 8.50pm screening of 'Argo'

  • Tyneside Cinema, 10 Pilgrim Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6QG
  • This event requires a cinema ticket, available from Tyneside Cinema box-office

Special event:

All 9 Intervals: omnibus screening  8 December Omnibus Screening 4.15-5.30PM (followed by drinks in the Tyneside Bar)

All 9 Intervals will be shown within the frame of a single screening. By way of an introduction to the work, the event will open with a presentation of Hollis Frampton’s cinematic proposition A Lecture, recorded specifically for the occasion. Conceived by Frampton in 1968, A Lecture is an introduction to the fundamental principles of film presentation, and sits somewhere between a lecture, a moving-image work and a live performance.

£3. Tickets can be purchased at www.tynesidecinema.co.uk, or at the Tyneside Cinema box office.

9 Intervals is a new multi-episode digital film work designed specifically for the cinema auditorium by Dublin-based contemporary artist Aurelien Froment, commissioned and produced by visual arts organisation Pavilion and presented in Newcastle as part of CIRCA Projects ‘Presents..’ programme.

The work takes the seated position of the cinema viewer as its starting point, meditating upon the relationship between design and body, viewer and image. Presented across 9 short episodes, shown preceding a selected feature film each Saturday, the work intervenes in the conventional role played by the cinema spectator to ask ‘are you sitting comfortably?’

The film addresses the relationship between design and body, constitution and perception. It features osteopath David Annett, yoga instructor Nichi Green, Will Holder as a reader, film enthusiast Keith Withall, workers in KM furniture factory and designer Michael Marriott’s selection of chairs. The work stands between genres and is encyclopaedic in content, parodic in tone and minimalist in form.

9 Intervals will show each Saturday at the The Tyneside Cinema for two months. Each week a new episode will appear between the trailers prior to selected feature films.


9 Intervals is a Pavilion project. The  screening event on 8 December forms the launch of a UK tour of the work funded by Arts Council England’s strategic touring programme. Additional venues include The Watershed (Bristol), ICA (London), Queens Film Theatre (Belfast) and City Screen (Brighton).

The presentation of 9 Intervals in Newcastle is part of ‘CIRCA Projects Presents…’  which looks at the format of the exhibition through working with different partner organisations: from cinema to desert situated art-research facility, to museum.

‘Presents’ will look at how these differing models effect the production, presentation and reception of lens and time based art. The artists working with CIRCA in this programme will develop projects which acknowledge the potential of the chosen associate organisation and use their unique position to facilitate and exhibit art to their full capacity.


Aurélien Froment was born in 1976 in Angers, France.

He lives and works in Dublin and Paris. Froment graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University in 1999 and the École Régionale des Beaux Arts, Nantes, in 2000. He worked for ten years as a projectionist while becoming an artist. Aurelien Froment has exhibited in many solo and group exhibitions at Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2008), the Kunsthalle Basel (2008), the Gwangju Biennale (2010) and the Lyon Biennale (2011).

Aurelien Froment’s artistic process starts from a single object which serves as a model for a specific moment in its existence, reconstructing the history of this object through language. The process of reconstruction is not linear, instead Froment creates a network of associations and juxtapositions which analyze the archaeology of the object, revealing its trajectory in time and space. The language selected by Froment, its structure and sound, create a tension with the image that develops into an interaction of meanings and connections, subjecting the image to a continuous flux of interpretation.

Froment has recently been announced as a shortlisted artist in the Future Generation Art Prize 2012, a major international prize for artists under 35, at The PinchukArtCentre.  The winner of the prize will be announced on 7 December.

6 October – 8 December 2012

Interval 8 screening Saturday 1st December, at the 8.50pm screening of 'Argo'

  • Tyneside Cinema, 10 Pilgrim Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6QG
  • This event requires a cinema ticket, available from Tyneside Cinema box-office