Volonte 93 2021
With this piece the artist whimsically captures the mood of a country vacillating between unity and individuality. Behind an old cabinet’s stodgy, gilded exterior an assembly of cards toggles back and forth. Hand-painted in the colors of the French flag, the cards rock rhythmically against their bumpers. For a while they line up in unison and the viewer may detect the sprightly pulse of the Marseilles, but eventually they fall out of step, as though losing interest, and each begins to follow its own beat. This pattern repeats again and again, as if the flags can’t decide between individuality or unity. Rather than blowing in the breeze, these flags are powered by an electromagnetic mechanism and guided by a microcomputer hiding beneath a crate on the floor. On top of the crate rests a bottle of wine, empty and dissolute, hinting at another source of energy for the waving of the Tricolore.
is infinite does it matter?
Cruelty that’s casual is the most disturbing of all.
We make our own memories, ring by ring, until the day comes when we,
too, are uprooted.
element among its geometric ones.
sprinkle a bit of this or that, and you can cook up whatever
But even in darkness threads of light are visible, in paper and ink.
that produces towers like melodies in a set of musical variations.
A true hands-on experience…
instead of scaling the walls from without, doesn’t mean
you’re any less of a beast.
Payback takes on a life of its own, ceaselessly feeding upon itself.