B.L.O.C - Portes Ouvertes 2013
This installation was originally presented as part of group exhibition in a large abandoned office building in Paris. The intention was to bring a spark of life and liveliness to what was a rather drab and institutional setting. A central cardboard model, made out of repurposed file folders and painted white, is the target for a whimsical animation that tells the story of a little hen. The animation is projected in a loop over the entire installation using the technique of video mapping. The visitor sees a “geometric” hen stationed on a bucolic meadow, with little colored pyramids close at hand: a splash of light in the gloom. The hen perkily swallows the pyramids one after the other, digests them, and finally lays a cubic egg as an end product. This ensures that the cycle of life continues, even in toxic surroundings.
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.