2011. Video on white polyester drapery, 2 paintings (acrylic, pastel and collage on wood, 161 x 117 cm). Composed at the occasion of the “Prix de Paris” award at ENSBA Lyon.
Let's assume that a painting does only exist as process.
In the beginning I had the idea to do a painting that I would cut into pieces and sent those to some of my friends or even anybody... a way to disappear or to go public. The exhibition space would have been split up into many different places and it would have taken a whole trip to visit it. Let's assume non-authoritarian communication as possible.
In this project of hybrid painting I would like to show the things in order of their occurance, and the world as effort - "visible in a second puissance", as Merleau-Ponty says about the work of the painter painting the act of vision. My focus is on what would disappear when you look at the final product in the end. What's happening between the layers?
Let's assume there would be the possibility of a double.
(still from the video)
(installation view at ENSBA Lyon)
video (projection on white drapery)