Rick-Show: A cinema on wheels by Le Gentil Garçon
Date: 29/04/2022 – 1/05/2022
Venue: Park Mansions Courtyard
Le Gentil Garçon (aka The Nice Guy) is a multidisciplinary artist whose practice mixes sculpture,
drawing, video, performances, and installations. He has had an artistic practice since 1998. His work is
shown internationally and since 2006, he has also been chosen several times to design artworks for
public art commissions.
In 2020, he showcased his artworks under the title ‘Stories Bloom’ in Trivandrum and ‘Anima’ in Kochi
in collaboration with Alliance Française de Trivandrum and Kochi Biennale Foundation. Using the
traditional practice of Kamishibai, visual and participatory storytelling titled ‘Chronicle of the Past
World’ was also presented by the artist in Kerala.
The Rick-show project was developed by Le Gentil Garçon during a residency in Kerala in 2020. It
consists of a mobile cinema that fits within a box transported on an auto rickshaw. When it is unfolded,
all the elements necessary for the screening and mediation, as well as public seating, “pop up.” The
idea of this project is to bring art to the streets and to those who may not otherwise have access to
it. Art videos and films from the Fonds d’art contemporain de la Ville de Genève and Fonds régional
d’art contemporain Occitanie-Montpellier will be screened for the audience.
The Rick-Show project has been developed in partnership with the Department of Design of College
of Architecture Trivandrum (CAT).