Pays du soleil


11. 8. - 27. 9. 2020
Opening: 11. 8. 2020, 18:00
Center for Contemporary Art FUTURA, Holečkova 49, Praha 5

Artists: Angélique Aubrit, Ludovic Beillard, Martin Belou, Andriu Deplazes, Lucas Furtado, Paul Gondry and Shelby Jackson, Coraline Guilbeau, Steinar Haga Kristensen, Sarah Margnetti, Francis Raynaud, Lucy Stein, Viager ( Régis Jocteur Monrozier and Louis Clais).

Curator: Ludovic Beillard


I had friends


They are all dead

Eaten away by worms


I had a love

A great love


Carry on as if there is nothing amiss


I was young

I was beautiful

Now I look like a wreck


I’ve been left with humor as my last companion


Stray dogs

Well, no, humor, the sun, death, stray dogs and 

the big ol’ bottle

It should be called that way


And it would begin with:

I no longer believe in anything 


I am lightheaded

I forget everything

A large piece of Gruyere cheese

Pierced right through

I forget everything but that’s ok, I believe in nothing


You are going to die like everyone else

Nothing helps 

Not your morals

Not your convictions

Your good old righteous convictions




I think back on all these struggles

All these hypocrites

Who once, the room is packed

Join the cause


I roll around in it

You don't agree

But I bathe in it


You can find me in the back of a highway rest area

Skin swollen 

Red complexion

My hands will have doubled in size

And I would be mumbling

The same song


Mon chat

You are beautiful

When you dance

Your calves

Your arms

Your screams

Your knees slamming

You animate

You wobble

And you start again


Waiting for nothing at all


“Mommy sorry, I think I don’t really believe in it anymore, I’ve been waiting for the holidays for so long, and it’s not coming, I don’t know what to do anymore, to persevere you told me, yes but even if believe it strongly, I still can’t reach eternity, it’s easy to say that nothing has taste anymore, it’s easy and at the same time, it comes back all the time, you taught me to think positive, think positive, I don’t know where you get that from, well it helps me, everyone here exasperates me, they all want to have their house, their career, their children, Julien told me: basically we meet an interesting person every 5 years, it’s contemptuous, well, I got myself invited to Prague this summer, we’re going to try to shape a land, the Land of the Sun, because the world in fact really pisses me off.”




Kindly supported by the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia
Kindly supported by the Office for Contemporary Art Norway (OCA).