The Group is an intercontinental adventure open to all. We reinvent our lives through artistic and humanistic projects. We are currently 79 persons, aged 8 to 82, from 25 countries, every walk of life and a wide range of professional backgrounds. Created by Agathe Simon, the Artistic Director of The Group, our projects take place in Paris and via Internet.
The Group is a French Association created in Paris in 2017. Membership is free. There is no prerequisite necessary to participate in our projects. It is possible to commit to a unique or long-term experience. Our activity is deliberately turned towards a large audience, from the museum to alternative venues, from the theater to the public space. Apolitical and areligious, The Group is a collective long-term adventure dedicated to creation, freedom and sharing. We welcome all those who wish to join us.
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.
Members: Yasser Aguirre, Frédéric Baron, Barbara Becquiot, Nadine Bottolaccio, Noémie Bourdin Habert, Ansilde Chanteau, Stéphane Feuillu, Rubén Fuentes Gonzalez, Cyril Golovtchan, Lucile Jaeghers, Namhee Kwon, Laurent Lamielle, Sébastien Lemaire, Fabienne Manet, Bertrand Maillot, Elisa Martin, Manuel Martinez, Viviane Monel-Villa, V., David Packer, Margareta Lanzetta, Lionel Onteniente, W., Ghislaine Parent, Bruno Payen, Deneth Piumakshi Wedaarachchige, Anne Rannou, Nadine Renoult, Macia Roca, Agathe Simon, Marie-Hélène Vignes, Paul Villa, Francis Winisdoerffer, 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.
Artistic 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).
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
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,
I can truly say the experience was
delightful, and its many unexpected
moments will not soon be forgotten.
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!
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.
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!
Photographs © Noémie Bourdin Habert
Reinventing our lives thanks to art projects based on collective humanistic experiences.