Designed for «Les Halles de Schaerbeek» and their event « Habiter le temps d’un rêve», which is a group show on the idea of the world as a village to create and live in.
I decided to work on the opposite way, and treat of exclusion and criminality related to art
For this, I have been reproducing, in an anthropomorphic scale the work of Jean Dubuffet: « La tour aux figures ». Inspired by his book «Asphyxiante culture» and by the strong and terriffying souvenir this tower left me, as a child living nearby.
I also noticed that Jean Dubuffet describes this work as an external cavity,
This installation plays with empty spaces by dividing this tower in four parts, and inviting people to take place in its center
Then, hidden somewhere in the exhibition place, I interact with the viewers, driving them through a pre-written dialogue.
Now, recorded as a sound piece.
On the back of each sculpture a quote evokes criminality in relation to art and a clay sculpture of the face of the autor, a picture of the «gastrovolve», the inside motifs of this tower is also shown.
TEXTE ACCESSIBLE ICI.
Performance / Installation, 2016.
Goodies conçus pour la performance
Imprimés placés au dos de chaque sculpture.
A French Public Sculpture / Racist Introspection