Still Life

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          _cc781905-5cde-3194-bb3b-136bad_136bad urban wastelands  are assembled to form volumes with variable geometry. These modules are then invaded by pieces made of ceramic and metal rods, the shapes of which are freely inspired by species of plants commonly called “weeds”. Brambles and other advantices take hold of these assemblages of objects rejected by our societies, thus creating a contrast between their precious and fragile aspect and the rough assemblage of their supports.

 

Within each sculpture is integrated a sound device emitting sounds inspired by the noises of nocturnal insects: crickets, crickets, rustling, hissing... These sound sources are connected to sensors which allow the modulation of the sound emission by function of visitors' movements: When a spectator approaches a module, the noises of insects suddenly stop. If the person stops close to the object, on the lookout, the sound of the crickets resumes timidly, then gradually normally, until it stops again as soon as a new movement is detected.

Placed at the heart of the device, the viewer is an integral part of a piece that can only be complete through their presence and their interaction with it; While it is common to activate a device, the viewer here “deactivates” the installation by his presence. Interactivity here emphasizes a nature that we cannot possess, of which we are a part, whose traces vanish as we approach.

Still Life, is before being a concrete installation, a concept which adapts to its place of exhibition: The wasteland objects are collected as close as possible to the exhibition area and are handed over to selective sorting or to the waste collection center depending on the objects and their recyclability.

 

Beyond a transport whose volume is limited to the maximum, the installation is in a certain way "alive", and will never have the same form according to the elements found at each time of presentation.

The wasteland object is not sacred and retains its status as an object that has reached the “waste” stage.

The Still Life project is part of a process of raising awareness of the living, targeting large audiences, where everyone is free to appreciate the relationship that is created between them and the piece. 

 

        

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