The Uklukk collective was created in 2015 by Angèle Manuali, performance artist performer, video artist and yoga teacher and Mathis Berchery, performance artist, writer and yoga teacher. Together we create performances and installations installations where writing, testimony, document and physical... Read More
The Uklukk collective was created in 2015 by Angèle Manuali, performance artist performer, video artist and yoga teacher and Mathis Berchery, performance artist, writer and yoga teacher. Together we create performances and installations installations where writing, testimony, document and physical experiences physical experiences. Sharing an attraction for minority cultures cultures, anthropology, oral narratives, the historical historical and philosophical constitution of knowledge, we are interested in the ways in which living beings interact and communicate with each other, human or not. Through our devices, we explore the impact fictions and speculations can have on individual and collective bodies and and collective memories.
Our common works have been shown and hosted for residencies in multiple French institutions and art centers : La Criée CAC in Rennes (2022) ; Social Sciences and Humanities Department of the University of Valenciennes (2022-2023) ; Buropolis, Marseille (2020) ; la Maison Internationale de Rennes (2018) and the Ulpien Institute (2019) ; Provence Art Contemporain Festival in Vitrolles (2022). And it has also been shown internationnaly : in Germany at Kunstverein Haus 8 of Kiel, with the support of OFAJ, Drac Bretagne, Paris 8 University and the Ocean Summit ; in Italy at CROSS Project in Ameno (Piemonte), with the support of the French Institute in Italy, the Goethe Institute and the French Embassy in Italy. In 2023, we will be in South-East Asia to continue our project L'eau d'ici in Vietnam, Sulawesi and Singapour, with the support of National Fine Art Center (Cnap), Sao La collective in Dalat and Au Bout du Plongeoir Art Center.
On another hand, Uklukk organize contextual events in unusual places like hairdressers, second hand shops, café, in which performance and poetry are shared with customers and unexpected spectators, to transform uses of the sites but also situational artistic pratices. These events contribute to a podcast project called Radio Uklukk, an transdisciplinary research around the head question : How to make society ? Those projects have received the support of the Artists Foundation and some private sponsors.
Angèle Manuali is a visual artist, video artist and performer, graduated from Eesab Rennes in 2018 and co-founder of the Uklukk collective since 2015. She lives in Marseille and works between Rennes and Marseille. Her performances and videos have been shown at the TNB [4è étage] Rennes, at the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Rennes, at the Circonférences festival in Château-Gontiers, at the Foudre festival and at the Rentrée des Arts in Hôtel-Dieu, Rennes. In 2021 and 2022 she will show her work at the Kunstverein Haus 8 in Germany, at the Salle de la Cité and the Criée CAC in Rennes, at the Biennale d'art contemporain in Arras, at Buropolis and Solarium in Marseille. She is also a yoga teacher, certified RYS 200 Yoga Alliance. She teaches Vinyasa, Yin and Ashtanga Yoga. In addition, she offers initiations to meditation and mantra chanting, practices that strongly nourish her art projects. Since February 2021 she has integrated the Buropolis workshop in Marseille where she has co-established the Uklukk research house with Mathis Berchery (performance art, yogic practices, radio, literature & poetry).
Mathis Berchery is a writer, performer and visual artist, graduated from Eesab Rennes in 2016, then from the Master of Literary Creation of the University of Paris 8 in 2020. He founded the Uklukk collective with Angèle in 2015. He lives and works between Rennes, Marseille and Paris. His works and performances have been shown at the CAC-Passerelle Brest, the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Rennes, the FRAC Bretagne, the Paris Art Lab, the art centre Au Bout du Plongeoir, La Fabrique Chantenay, the Chapelle Dérézo, the Ateliers de la Ville en Bois in Nantes, the Kunstverein Haus 8 in Germany, and the Salle de la Cité in Rennes. He publishes texts in magazines: Fracas, Sur la page abandonnés, Poésie Maxi, as well as on webradios: r22 Tout-Monde, DUUU Radio. In 2021 he received a grant from the CNAP with which he developed Les Yeux rives, in partnership with Les Archives de la critique d'art de Rennes, 40m3 , Les Ateliers Blancarde (Dos Mares) and the Espace Krajckberg in Paris. He is also a yoga teacher, certified RYS 200 Yoga Alliance. He teaches Ashtanga and Vinyasa Yoga. Since February 2021 he has integrated the Buropolis workshop in Marseille where he co-established the Uklukk Research House with Angèle Manuali (performance art, yogic practices, radio, literature & poetry).
WHO I AM
Visual artists duo working on relationship poetics and ecology, with performance, text, installation