The Series : « Actoral »
The Author : Julien Bécourt
Julien Bécourt is a writer and an art critic. He has written for Chronic’art, Vice, artpress, Audimat, Images de la Culture, RBMA, and collaborates on a regular basis with Mouvement, Grazia and Trois Couleurs. His main focus is on avant-garde and sub-cultural movements, and the way they impact society and popular culture. His writing is mainly concentrated on contemporary art, music and cinema. He also directs the label Op Oloop as wall as the festival of the same name, and hosts the monthly show Entente Cordiale on LYL Radio. He is currently writing his first middle-length film.
This interview was conducted as part of actoral, an international festival of contemporary arts and writing, in Marseille.
Theater, cinema, visual arts, literature, dance, performances… The festival brews wide and far to draw every year a portrait as accurate as possible of the state of international contemporary creation.
Every autumn for three weeks, more than two hundred artists from here and elsewhere perform in about twenty venues in the city of Marseille, from the National Ballet to the Mucem, including various art galleries, theaters and other art centers.
Daily meetings will also take place every day of the festival at Montévidéo, an art center located in the heart of Marseille, in order to exchange, discover, be surprised, and inform each other festival-goers.