The Tropicool Company
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MEMORIES


THE TROPICOOL COMPANY

2011 - 2018


June - September, 2018

The Tropicool Company Performance Department

THE PRESIDENT-FOUNDER STRIPPED BARE

A project by The Tropicool Company in collaboration with the MAN RAY INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Paris.

Reenacting and inversing the paradoxal phallocentric parameters of the famous performance from october 18, 1965, during which a dressed up Marcel Duchamp played a real and serious chess game against a “naked like Eve” Eve Babbits, The President-Founder of The Tropicool Company challenged and lost against the chess neophyte Fanny K. who beat him with the shepherd’s blow in six movements on a Chess Poem Board created in 1966 by Man Ray for his lifelong friend Marcel Duchamp.

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August, 2018

The Tropicool Company Video Department

LEISURE AND SURVIVAL

Vidéo loop, 42 sec.


July, 2018

The Tropicool Company Advertising Department, Paris

MAKE EVERYDAY A TROPICOOL DAY !

Advertising bar pad for the pineapple beer brand " TROPICOOL"

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June, 2018

The Tropicool Company Video Department

ANANAS OBSESSION

V-Jing Loop Dance Video, 9 min.

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March, 2017

The Tropicool Company Theory Department

TROPICOOL THÉORIES

A creative, uncreative, autophilosophical and dephallocentric essay by Jonathan Chauveau-Friggiati written during a residency at Le Confort Moderne, Poitiers.

 The President-Founder working hard  on Tropicool Théories  at Confort Moderne / TTC 2018

The President-Founder working hard on Tropicool Théories at Confort Moderne / TTC 2018

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December, 2017

The Tropicool Company Group Show Department

GOD ONLY KNOWS

Tropicool Christmas Group Show at TORRI, Paris

Florian Viel, Marielle Chabal, We Are The Painters, The Bells Angels, Sixtine Philippe, Aïda Bruyère, Syndicat, Païen, Profane, Stephen Loye, Lapin - Canard, Cédric Eymenier, Nicolas Milhé, Rafaela Lopez & Georgia René-Worms, We Do Not Work Alone, Demi-Tour de France, Rayane M’ Cirdi

 FULL (2017), The Bells Angels

FULL (2017), The Bells Angels

 Bal (2017), Demi-Tour de France

Bal (2017), Demi-Tour de France



November 3, 2017

The Tropicool Company Group Show Department

GIFT AND CAPTURE

A Lapin-Canard Posters Group Show

The Tropicool Company invited artists Aïda Bruyère, Cédric EymenierFlorian Viel and J.C.F. to create a special Lapin-Canard poster for the Company's Three Years Birthday Anniversary Party at la colonie, Paris.

 Leisure and Survival (2002 - 2017), Cédrick Eymenier

Leisure and Survival (2002 - 2017), Cédrick Eymenier

 Nails (2017), Aïda Bruyère

Nails (2017), Aïda Bruyère

 The President-Founder Aged Three ( 1981 - 2017), Jonathan Chauveau-Friggiati

The President-Founder Aged Three ( 1981 - 2017), Jonathan Chauveau-Friggiati

Lapin-Canard is based in Paris and does artists’ posters.

Lapin-Canard offers visual artists it enjoys carte blanche on an A0 format (841×1189 mm). The posters are microencapsulated pigment inkjet prints for silkscreen-like high image quality, density and stability. Paper is matt for a velvety rendering. Prints are made on demand by partner Atelier Martin Garanger.

The posters are released in affordable editions of 10 alongside an exhibition print and an artist’s proof. Lapin-Canard is non-lucrative and remits 60% of its profits to the artist. Every release is decently celebrated with drinks, music and dances.

You can reach Lapin-Canard per mail, on Facebook or Instagram.

 Un Monde Parfait (2017), Florian Viel

Un Monde Parfait (2017), Florian Viel



May and june, 2018

The Tropicool Company Solo Show Department

NO LIFE GUARD ON DUTY

A solo show by Florian Viel at La Graineterie, Houilles

 THAUMATROPE (2017), Florian Viel

THAUMATROPE (2017), Florian Viel

 THAUMATROPE (2017), Florian Viel

THAUMATROPE (2017), Florian Viel

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 April to december, 2017

The Tropicool Company Installation Department

A COMPANY WITHIN A CONSORTIUM : The Apartments of the President. The Tropicool Bedroom, Office and Living-Room.

A nine months evolutive installation with performances inside the Rotonda of Le Consortium art center, Dijon, France.

This project is dedicated to the very late Xavier Douroux who had the kindness to invite our Company to settle for a moment inside his Consortium. 

 A golden angel in my back or the or-ange bed / TTC 2017

A golden angel in my back or the or-ange bed / TTC 2017


AM I AT THE BEST PLACE TO KNOW WHO I AM ?

 Watching Inside / TTC 2017

Watching Inside / TTC 2017

 Seing Elsewhere / TTC 2017

Seing Elsewhere / TTC 2017

 Looking Outside / TTC 2017

Looking Outside / TTC 2017


CO-WORKING IS CENTRAL TO DAILY ACTIVITIES

 The Perpetual Secretary giving good artistic advices to The President-Founder in the Rotonda Office / TTC 2017

The Perpetual Secretary giving good artistic advices to The President-Founder in the Rotonda Office / TTC 2017

 La Direction de L'usine Héritier-Guyot se trouvait dans la Rotonde.

La Direction de L'usine Héritier-Guyot se trouvait dans la Rotonde.

 La Rotonde du Consortium en 1947, lorsque le centre d'art était une usine de liqueur Héritier-Guyot.

La Rotonde du Consortium en 1947, lorsque le centre d'art était une usine de liqueur Héritier-Guyot.

 The Perpetual Secretary and The President-Founder striking a pause together in the Rotonda Office/ TTC 2017

The Perpetual Secretary and The President-Founder striking a pause together in the Rotonda Office/ TTC 2017



Spring / Summer 2017

The Tropicool Company Theory Department

ANANAS OBSESSION

 A toc-text by The President-Founder of The Tropicool Company for the revue Profane.

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June, 2017 to september, 2017

The Tropicool Company Psycharchitecture Department

THE POST-COLONIZATOR (Grand Hotel Tropicool)

An hotel lobby and a self-portrait of the artist as a post-colonizator by The President-Founder of The Tropicool Company at Le Quadrilatère art center, Beauvais, France.

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June, 2016

The Tropicool Company Installation Department

LIFE IS (N'T) A BEACH

A Floating Residency and an Island Tropicool Party to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the LE CNEAI art center, Chatou, France.

 Le copyright ça fait tellement 20ème siècle (2015 - 2016), Kenneth Goldsmith / LE CNEAI / JEAN BOÎTE EDITIONS / TTC 2016

Le copyright ça fait tellement 20ème siècle (2015 - 2016), Kenneth Goldsmith / LE CNEAI / JEAN BOÎTE EDITIONS / TTC 2016

 À l'orée d'une île inhabitée (2016), Florian Viel. Fresque  in situ .

À l'orée d'une île inhabitée (2016), Florian Viel. Fresque in situ.

 Life is (n't) a Beach (2016), Florian Viel. Collection particulière.

Life is (n't) a Beach (2016), Florian Viel. Collection particulière.



December, 2015 to december, 2016

The Tropicool Company Installation Department

LES NOIX DE COCO CHOISISSENT LEURS TÊTES

A bookstore, an office, a decor, a meeting point, a release joint, our own tropicool private art center, a gallery or a dancing designed by the Executive Director Florian Viel and run by President-FounderJ.C.F.

 The President-Founder at work / TTC 2016

The President-Founder at work / TTC 2016

 The President-Founder taking a well deserved rest / TTC 2016

The President-Founder taking a well deserved rest / TTC 2016

 Artist Hsia-Feh Chang performing for the opening / TTC 2016

Artist Hsia-Feh Chang performing for the opening / TTC 2016

 A tropicool day like any other day at the Tropicool Company Bookstore / TTC 2016

A tropicool day like any other day at the Tropicool Company Bookstore / TTC 2016



November, 2015

The Tropicool Company Fresco Department

TOUT CONTRE LA MONTAGNE

A children bedroom murals by Florian Viel (Grasse, France).

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October, 2015

The Tropicool Company Installation Department

LE SOLEIL SE LÈVE ET SE COUCHE SANS OBSTACLE (I)

A one month Tropicool "Public Chill Out" Installation La Chapelle du Quartier - Haut, Sète, in collaboration with Florian Viel, Antoine Espinasseau and Coriolis Sounds Collective who have performed a twelve hours music improvisation for the opening.

  The President-Founder and its Executive Director taking their kick listening to the southing electro-acoustic ambiant music of the CORIOLIS SOUND SYSTEM / TTC 2015

The President-Founder and its Executive Director taking their kick listening to the southing electro-acoustic ambiant music of the CORIOLIS SOUND SYSTEM / TTC 2015

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November, 2014 to january 2015

The Tropicool Company Fresco Department

UN PEU PLUS LOIN APRÈS LA MER

The first fresco work of Florian Viel, a discussion patio, a concert hall, a sleeper's dream with a weekly sunday performance by Cats Hats Gowns and the Coriolis Sounds System for the collective show L'ARCHIPEL curated together by Noëlle Tissier and Jonathan Chauveau-Friggiati for Le CRAC art center, Sète, France.

  The President-Founder sleeping (again) and listening at the same time the sunday tropicool ambiant live concert by the Coriolis Sounds System.

The President-Founder sleeping (again) and listening at the same time the sunday tropicool ambiant live concert by the Coriolis Sounds System.

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June, 2014

LE PARFUM DES PARFUMS

DNSAP de Florian Viel

École des Beaux Arts de Paris

ANANASMUSEUM. Au début il y avait Adam, Eve et Apple. Puis le blé devint de la farine puis du pain. Et on a pu manger des sandwichs chez Pomme de Pain au 76 rue de Rivoli. Les espagnols et les anglais ont associé l’ananas à l’image de la pomme de pin par peur de ne pas comprendre cet objet qu’ils ne connaissaient pas : le « Parfum des Parfums ». Le Parfum des Parfums, n’est-ce pas la façon la plus belle et onirique de nommer le Roi des Fruits ? Lui qui avec sa couronne a décidé de ne pas faire comme tout le monde. Lui qui pousse à l’encontre des lois de la Physique. Lui qui se dresse entouré de ses gardes. Et lui qui se développe selon la Divine Proportion. Sa prudence bienveillante n’aurait certainement pas assommé Newton. Et tous les objets continueraient de léviter comme jusqu’avant 1684. Déjà dès sa découverte en 1492 par un certain Christophe, Colomb de son nom, l’ananas provoque un engouement sans nom. Les récits des aventuriers ne tarissent pas d’éloges sur son goût inégalable, si bien que les navigateurs décident de le rapporter au roi par cargaisons entières. Mais sur l’incroyable quantité, un seul survécut. Il fut offert à Ferdinand qui apprécia son allure majestueuse, comme reflétant son portrait dans un miroir. Il le goûta et ne put s’empêcher de le garder pour lui-même. L’ananas devint alors le Fruit du Roi. Et C.C. dut se dépêcher de retourner là où il avait posé le pied (et que l’on n’avait pas encore nommé) pour remplir les garde-manger royaux. Depuis il n’est pas rare de voir trôner en plein milieu de la table une coupe de fruits avec quelques feuilles pointues visant le ciel. Sa rareté a bien évidemment aiguisé les fantasmes. Sa singularité a bien évidemment inspiré les artistes. Je propose donc d’élaborer un lieu qui regrouperait ces histoires. Je propose donc de créer un musée dédié à l’Ananas. Entre récits, documents, objets et oeuvres, ce mystérieux fruit nous donne des indices sur sa capacité à nous plonger dans un ailleurs. FLORIAN VIEL

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Janvier - September, 2013

The Tropicool Company Road Trip Department

EIGHT DAYS IN L.A.

A photographic road trip and a tropicool souvenirs shop by Jonathan Chauveau-Friggiati and Florian Viel at Galerie Praticia Dorfmann, Paris

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June, 2013

The Tropicool Company Group Show Department

BLOODY MARY

A group show by the President-Founder at TORRI, Paris.

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 PLEASE GOD MAKE TOMORROW BETTER, Claire Fontaine

PLEASE GOD MAKE TOMORROW BETTER, Claire Fontaine

 Bloody Mary (2013), Linda Bujoli / TTC

Bloody Mary (2013), Linda Bujoli / TTC



September, 2011

The Tropicool Company Installation Department

PIÈGE POUR UN VOYEUR (1969 - 2011)

A reenactment of  Michel Journiac's Piège pour un voyeur 1969 performance by Jonathan Chauveau-Friggiati at Galerie Praticia Dorfmann, Paris.

 

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June, 2011

The Tropicool Company Solo Show Department

ME AND A GERMAN GIRL

A Rada Boukova Solo Show at Galerie Praticia Dorfmann, Paris.

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STEP BY STEP

 
  Feng Shui, François Curlet 2012

Feng Shui, François Curlet 2012