Who We Are

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Projects since 2017
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The Group is an international art company, open to all. Following a decade of art projects around the world, Agathe Simon founded this collective adventure in Paris in 2017. The Group currently includes 70 persons, aged 8 to 82, from 25 countries, every walk of life and a wide range of professional backgrounds.

We reinvent our lives through artistic and humanistic projects. These interdisciplinary projects originate in unprecedented human situations, and then unfold in performances, videos, art installations, and publications. We create 4 to 6 events a year, in France and via Internet. A French non-profit organization, The Group is deliberately turned towards a large audience, from the museum to alternative venues, from the theater to the public space. To join us:
     1. There is no prerequisite to participate in our projects.
     2. It is possible to live one or several experiences.
     3. It is possible to participate from anywhere in the world, via Internet.

Members of The Group are from all the continents: Angola, Argentina, Canada, Colombia, Cuba, France, Greece, India, Iceland, Italy, Ivory Coast, Japan, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Morocco, Norway, Russia, Serbia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Tasmania, Turkey, and the United States.

Our Official Partners:

Members: Yasser Aguirre, Frédéric Baron, Barbara Becquiot, Noémie Bourdin Habert, Ansilde Chanteau, Rubén Fuentes Gonzalez, Lucile Jaeghers, Namhee Kwon, Laurent Lamielle, Sébastien Lemaire, Fabienne Manet, Bertrand Maillot, Elisa Martin, Viviane Monel-Villa, V., David Packer, Margareta Lanzetta, Lionel Onteniente, Ghislaine Parent, Deneth Piumakshi Wedaarachchige, Anne Rannou, Agathe Simon, Paul Villa, Arnaud, Françoise, Jean-Baptiste, Le Professeur Inlassable, Nolwenn, Philippe de la Sainte Pomade, Patrick Sutczak, Wadim Dicke, Panagiotis Grigoriou, Cristiano Mangovo Brás, Eryn Foster, Giuseppe Gavazza, Ida C. Helland-Hansen, Max Evstropov, Mehmet Demirtas, Mel B., Pauline Gutter, Margarita Garcia Faure, Prasanta Kumar Kolay, Saïd Afifi, Sigurlin Bjarney Gisladottir, Simonetta Montaguti, Brigitte Louis, Louise Lachance, Fred Petit, Patrice Vandoorselaere, Hadi Moussally, Olivier Pagny, Lavy, Thomas Ivernel, Alice Fauquette, Denise Cobello, Jeanne Lelièvre, Armel Tia, Jocelyne Léger, Daria Apakhonchich, David Anna, Irène Omélianenko, Françoise de Chalonge, Nathalie Noé Adam, Saïd Hajjioui, Astrid Ginouvier-Chardard, Mila, Simon, Lou Inglebert, Martine Bertrand, Mireille Faure.

Artistic Creation and Direction: Agathe Simon.

Film & Photo Team: Hadi Moussally & Olivier Pagny (Chief Operators), Noémie Bourdin Habert (Photographer & Caremawoman), Sébastien Lemaire (Photographer & Cameraman), Fred Petit (Photographer), Saïd Hajjioui (Film Editor), Mireille Faure (Sound Engineer), Christophe Richard (Color Calibration).

Administrative Team: Agathe Simon (President), Anne Rannou (Treasurer), Sébastien Lemaire (Associate Administrator), Elisa Martin (Associate Administrator), Viviane Monel-Villa (Associate Administrator & Production Assistant), Marie-Hélène Vignes (Lawyer), Laure Duchâtel (Lawyer), Alice Fauquette (Production Assistant & Legal Adviser).

Special Thanks: Barbara Becquiot, Noémie Bourdin Habert, Emmanuel Ferrand, Philippe Kadosch, Jeanne Lelièvre, Le Professeur Inlassable, Carine Simon, Marie-Hélène Vignes.

A Word from the Artistic Director

Dear All,

Since September 2017, I am pleased to have created “The Group”. The Group is a long-term collective adventure, which I am proposing to you following a decade of journeys and art residencies around the world.

On this occasion, I have created many art projects, from Antarctica to the Arctic, from Amazonia to the Far East. I have collaborated with artists and scientists. I have also met shamans and lived initiatic experiences.

Currently back in Paris, I wish to continue this adventure in my own country which is why I have created The Group. I feel that the more we are connected (with ourselves, the others and the invisible dimension of the world), the more we are creative and happy. This is what The Group offers you. Looking forward to seeing you soon,

AGATHE SImon

Our Experiences

  • I can truly say the experience was
    delightful, and its many unexpected
    moments will not soon be forgotten.

    Barbara Becquiot
  • I lived a great experience, on a physical and emotional level. Joy of evolving
    in a group of caring, interesting and varied people.
    I can’t wait for the next experiences!

    Lionel Onteniente
  • In this closed space, the movement of my body was automatic, instinctive, among
    others, sometimes with others. A strange experience that I experienced
    deeply, intimately, with the heart
    .

    Fabienne Manet
  • The strange sensation of passing through the looking glass,
    to enter gently into the poetic dance that is offered to us.
    A great adventure out of my comfort zone. Thank you!

    Lucile Jaeghers

Photographs © Noémie Bourdin Habert


Members
Our vision

Reinventing our lives thanks to art projects based on collective humanistic experiences.

what we do

Created by Agathe Simon, our art projects are open to all and intended for all, from the museum to alternative venues, from the theater to the public space.

how we do it

Our projects take place in Paris or via Internet. You can join us without prerequisite for a unique or long-term experience.


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Following our event “Year One”
at the laboratory of creation La Générale
on 27 October 2018 in Paris,

we will soon be publishing
the film and photographs,
as well as new dates.

Photograph: Sébastien Lemaire