En Piste !

by Zirkumflex
for Domaine Départemental de Chamarande

Technical description:
Softcover, nude spine
20 × 28 cm
176 pages full color.
Printed by VAL pg Pôle Graphique, May 2011

Editor: J.Quentel
Publisher: Domaine Départemental de Chamarande
Editorial design: Zirikumflex
Artists: Olivier Babin, Marcel Berlanger, Jean-Daniel Bourgeois,
Stéphane Dafflon, Richard Fauguet, Daniel Firman, Franziska Furter,
Jeppe Hein, Lothar Hempel, The Icelandic Love Corporation, Ann Veronica Janssens, Vincent Mauger, Paola Pivi, Ruth Proctor, Tobias Rehberger, Ugo Rondinone, Christoph Ruckhäberle, Roman Signer, Marnie Weber.

En piste ! (from French: “Get Started!”) is an exhibition catalog designed as a part of a group exhibition curated by Judith Quentel in the Domaine Départemental de Chamarande and commissioned by the Conseil Régional de l’Essone (France).

The exhibition is exploring the close relationship between the circus world and contemporary arts.

The catalog is comprised of a poster and a booklet of mediations translated into two languages. The stain-free cover works as a metaphorical circus tent where the show can go on. The spine of the book is therefore exposed which allows it to open a full 360 degrees and which makes an ideal stage to make the story happens. The poster was designed to look like a vintage circus poster in opposition to the clean and minimal layout of inner pages.

En Piste! poster
"En Piste !", Domaine Départemental de Chamarande, 2011.