«Glory» / Galerie Charlot 2016
To experience this exhibit, the visitor must climb a small pedestal where a peculiar papier-mâché mask waits on a nearby lectern. When they hold the mask up to their face, they are immersed in the heart of a virtual reality scene that shows an infinite multitude of people. The crowd extends to the horizon, blanketing the earth in every direction. All the faces look up at the visitor, like flowers seeking the sun. The human mass claps and cheers in unison, the sound escaping into the space around the exhibit. As the visitor tastes what it’s like to be a prophet or popstar, they inadvertently become an exhibit of their own: an uncanny masked figure, standing in plain view of all, while applause emanates from nowhere.
But even in darkness threads of light are visible, in paper and ink.
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
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.
is infinite does it matter?
Payback takes on a life of its own, ceaselessly feeding upon itself.