Nights

NIGHT OF THE YEAR

9 July 2022

08.00 PM - 03.00 AM

FREE ADMISSION
Bars, food onsite

Opening week’s unmissable festive event is back after a two-year hiatus. Visitors can take a visual promenade on the abandoned industrial site of the Papeteries Étienne, opened especially, to see over forty photographic proposals projected in a loop on giant screens (including one dedicated to Ukraine) or in the form of installations.
This big photography party offers favorites, cartes blanches to institutions, performances, concerts, DJ sets, food trucks, and bars.


DJ SETS

DJ PAXTON
DJ Paxton takes over the decks for an energetic, eclectic set.

REDA SAIARH

With a wide, uninhibited repertoire between rave and club, Reda Saiarh has one goal: to make us dance.

NAOMIE KLAUS
Naomie Klaus loves performance. She does a live tightrope show inviting us to join her in-between zone.

GLITTER55
In his powerful, airy sets, GLITTER55 plays intensely syncopated mixes boosted by rhythmic breakbeats and gqom.


PERFORMANCES 

SHLAGMIN & YUGNAT999
MEMORAMA 
A cringe exchange between two memers who echo each other, an intermemetic ping pong game in the tradition of literary cafés and a digital discussion geared towards disruptive young creatives.

SAMUEL FASSE 
BUT THE FLESH IS WEAK - CHAPTER 2
Chapter two of the traveling performative project But the Flesh Is Weak complicates depictions of bodies. How do machines perceive and capture them? Through the use of plants and detours, visual, sculptural and sound material becomes a moving, hybrid and self-sufficient entity.
Samuel Fasse – designer author-creator
Nino Filiu – bio-feelings extraction associate/designer
Axel Korban – 3D design associate
Amosphère – music
Natacha Voranger – clothes
Jade Barget –associate curator
In partnership with the école des Arts et Métiers d’Aix-en-Provence
Coproduction – Confort Moderne/Biennale de Nice
With support from Loud Professional and Asics sports style
Acknowledgements: Jade Barget, Milari Barker, Ceval Omar, Luca Fixy, World +, Radical PR, Socle Collections and Cybertronica – bio-engineering lab

MARYNA SEMENKOVA
THE VYSHYVANKA
Performance by Maryna Semenkova, ukrainian artist who left Ukraine due to the invasion by the Russian Federation.
“ Something inside of me is burned,
Something inside of me is raped
Something inside of me is killed
Something inside of me is fighting and won't give up until my last breath.”
Acknowledgements: L’AiR ARTS – International Arts Research Residency, Atelier 11, Paris
With support from Galerie Huit Arles


SCREENINGS

KATHLEEN ALISCH, ROMY ALIZÉE, VINCENT BAILLAIS & JULIEN GUINTARD, ISMAËL BAZRI, FABIOLA CEDILLO, CHENNAI PHOTO BIENNALE FOUNDATION x 13 JARA COLLECTIVE, CYPRIEN CLÉMENT-DELMAS, COCO NEUVILLE, COLLECTIVE 220, LÉONARD CONTRAMESTRE & CLÉMENCE ELMAN, MATHIAS DE LATTRE, TAMARA ECKHARDT, JAN HAKON ERICHSER, TARA FALLAUX, GOAPHOTO, JAIMY GAIL, PAUL HENNEBELLE, JOANNA KRAWCZYK, ENEA LEBRUN, TAMMARA LEITES, MAFALDA RAKOŠ, MATÉO MAXIMOFF, SANDRA MEHL, ANTHONY MICALLEF, NIEVES MINGUEZA, ROSE MORENO & ARTHUR BOUET, JANA SOPHIA NOLLE, HARILAY RABENJAMINA, ROSA RODRIGUEZ, DAMIEN ROUXEL, SEBASTIAN STEVENIERS, SASHA TAMARIN, MELCHIOR TERSEN, TAMÁS URBÁN, AMANI WILLETT, ADAM WISEMAN, JONATHAN WOOD, ZAHARIA CUSNIR, EMMALINE ZANELLI.
Dedicated screen to Ukraine with BABYLON’13, ÉRIC BOUVET and ODESA PHOTO DAYS FESTVIAL.
  • Institutional partners

    • République Française
    • Région Provence Alpes Côté d'Azur
    • Département des Bouches du Rhône
    • Arles
    • Le Centre des monuments nationaux est heureux de soutenir les Rencontres de la Photographie d’Arles en accueillant des expositions dans l’abbaye de Montmajour
  • Main partners

    • Fondation LUMA
    • BMW
    • SNCF
    • Pernot Ricard
    • Kering
  • Media partners

    • Arte
    • Lci
    • Konbini
    • Le Point
    • Madame Figaro
    • France Culture