Benjamin Efrati – born December, 4th, 1985.
-22/04-25/06/2017: Significatogenèse et Xénoxénisme (video archive), in UNDERSTAND WHAT WE KNOW – collective exhibition curated by Jérôme Pierre.
-22/04/2017: Festival Miracle: Images électroniques et musiques imprimées, fanzine fair.
-24/11/2016: 93% meufs 100% illustration, Parité, nf : égalité de représenta-
tion entre illustratrices et illustrateurs, round table conference at La Fonderie de l’Image, Bagnolet, Paris, France.
-25/11/2016: Quelques mots sur Rudolf Clausius, performance with Miracle – Maison Populaire, Montreuil, in Comment fabriquer un univers qui ne s’effondre pas deux jours plus tard, curated by Marie Koch + Vladimir Demoule.
-Music composition for Candide, Animation series directed by Zsuzsana Krief, 12 episodes, 2017.
–Xenoxenism Bus Tours, October 16, 2016, Galleria Continua, group show curated by Nicolas Bourriaud.
–Comment fabriquer un Gugusophone? Radio creation, France Culture, broadcast June 9th, 2016, with Noel Sarlaw and Lionel Quantin
–Mystère #7 (@ EXIT)
-musical conference: Comic books: mythology and pop culture (french),Maison des Arts de Malakoff, 17/01/2016
Jusqu’à ce que rien n’arrive, Malakoff, 2/12/2015-14/02/2016, Maison des Arts de Malakoff.
Exhibiting artist book : Pan Dort (62 pen drawings, 2009; 6 printed copies)
–Heraclitus, comic book project, in collaboration with Jean François Pradeau, ongoing..
–Thinkers of the extreme, online comic book project, november 2015
–L’Expérience Statistique, [statistical experience] by Benjamin Efrati with Balazs Turai and Diego Verastegui, FIAC/L’Officielle, Cité De la Mode et du Design, Musical conference and live wall drawing. What are the influences of statistic science on fine art practices? Paris, October 20, 24, 25, 2015
–Kuduz-Kudüs, performance musicale, La Bellevilloise, at HAB.B. festival, Paris, 31/10/2015
–Swing like a Sufi, Miracle micro-exhibition at HAB.B. festival, Paris, curated by Wassim Halal, opening on 4/11/2015
–Wassim Halal + Benjamin Efrati @ Humanist Records festival, Paris, october 2nd, 2015, Humanist Records Festival.
-Rhodes Tennis Court, Swiss tour 2015, with Marin Esteban
–Mystère #0, magazine for Miracle Collective, Villa Belleville, Paris, 2/7/2015, Presentation on the Miracle website
-Video extract: performative presentation at the opening on may 2nd 2015, second part of the performance, musical (w/ Noel Sarlaw, Marin Esteban++)
–Le Film des Enfants, [The film made by the children] @ AIMS exhibition/ Beaux Arts Paris, 26/6/2015: video and more
–Mad Max Live Soundtrack, w/ Narwhal Recordings, @Villa Belleville 01/06/2015: Live recording
–Kudzu, w/ Alice Guittard, @ Parti(e) du Paysage, Montrouge, 04/05-06/06 2015: Kudzu on tumblr
–Miracle/Plugin Circus @ EXIT Festival (MAC/Créteil-26/3-5/4 2015): video presentation + Full performance footage: OHM BORG by Vincent Rioux, Diego Verastegui on Fragmenter (©Keszegh) + Narwhal Recordings live pseudo-spontaneous music making
–Reise der Ohren, performance, with Nao Nishihara, Ryuhei Fujita, Marin Esteban, at Tokyo Wonder Site Residency / Bethanien KunstQuartier, Berlin. 20/01/2015 + Nao Nishihara on the web
–Procession, performance with Miracle Collective and Narwhal Recordings, for the closing of the exhibition Possibles d’un monde fragmenté, ENSBA. 4/01/2015 – Videos: HD footage by Mara Fortunatovic, DV1 + DV2 by Constance Dreyfuss
–Fatal Error, performance with Nao Nishihara, 1 h, à Der Einzige, le 29 novembre 2014, Dresden. Video Footage of the performance in Dresden
–Colored Black Box, with Marin Esteban; performative installation, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Paris, october 2014 – january 2015 Sounds from the Colored Black Box
–Article about the exhibition in french paper Libération:
–Gugus 4, multimedia comic book installation with Balazs Turai, Diego Verastegui, Petra Marjai, Jeune Création 2014, at Cent Quatre arts center, Paris. Octobrer 30th, 2014. Miracle on Jeune Création artfair’s website
–The carrot and the stick, performed conference, at Paroles-Formes, Beaux-Arts de Paris, 18/06/2014 Video footage of the performance
–Miracle Musicales Conferences : Acoustic&Eclectic Hodjas, performance festival, 18 + 25/05/2014, 59th Salon de Montrouge.
–Le Plongeon, HD animation movie, 3 minutes; Montrouge 2014; , by Marilou Chabert, Benjamin Efrati, Claire Pedot
–Acropolis Bye Bye, HD animation movie, 3 minutes; Montrouge 2014, by Ian Balzan, Benjamin Efrati, Charalambos Margaritis, Diego Verastegui
–Interconférences, videos, varying durations; Montrouge 2014
–Blind Researcher, video-performance, 5 minutes; Montrouge 2014
–Pendulum, sound performance,in Partido Alto, collective exhibition, Atelier Rouart, 13/032014; Presentation on the website of Atelier Rouart
–Performance: Ce que vous ne comprenez pas; collective exhibition Aphrodisia, “Bizarro à Saint-Germain”25/09/ 2014
—Gugus 4, gigantic comic book, at Jeune Création 2014, Cent Quatre (art center), Paris
–Pinhas Sama, documentary about french musician Richard Pinhas, July 2014
2013: –Gugus Claclé: a crocodile of cruelty, HD musical animation movie and
graduation exhibition, Beaux-Arts Paris, 19/11/2013
–Objets, Corps, Choses, multimedia event curating, in collaboration avec Samson Sylvain. Institut Français de Tokyo. 31.05.2013 Article about the exhibition + performance cycle on the French Institute website
–Conference of Objects, performed conference, 1 hour; in Objets, Corps, Choses, at l’Institut Français, Tokyo, 31.05.2013
-L’objet du sport, full movie, with Raphael Verchère, screened during the performance
–Of cruelty in the game of go, HD video, 20 minutes, collective exhibition,
in La perte du désir de plaisir, PCF, Arles, 4 -12/07/2012.
–Of economical poetry and significatogenesis, performed conference, with Noel Sarlaw Monnaie de Paris, 01/11/2011
2008: –Merjom Climacus, performed conference, 30 minutes,
Théâtre de l’Usine, Genève. Le 7-8/06/2008; Presentation on the website of Théâtre de l’Usine
2014-2015: Post Grad at Beaux-Arts de Paris, AIMS program.
2014: Post Grad at Beaux-Arts de Paris / Ecole du Louvre
2013: Graduation at Beaux Arts de Paris
2012: Exchange student at Tokyo Geidai
2011: Bachelor Graduation at Beaux Arts de Paris
2004-2009: Master in Philosophy at Jean Moulin University, Lyon 3
Collective projects play an important part:
Art and research collective Miracle
Miracle’s online sound archive, Narwhal Recordings co-administered by Marin Esteban.
Mystère, an a-periodic publication, produced with Diego Verastegui, Noel Sarlaw, David Duvshani.
Basic aptitudes: concepting and text writing, music composition, sound design, video editing and graphic design and all kinds of live/performative art forms. Parallel dimensions, spontaneous creation, and signification generation are his favorite subjects.
This website presents some pieces, most of which are scattered around the internet. Most of the pieces using language are in french, but the french-language-unaware visitor is more than welcome to find pieces either subtitled in english or not using any language at all.
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This presentation focuses on film directing, drawing, music and original score composition
Gnozo video series, 2012-present:
The playlist below shows works of video art, stop motion animation, performance art, and more if possible
Here is the playlist, you may get the list out of the top left corner of the window.
Music and original score composition:
Drawing and comic book writing: