An Indecent Retrospective

2014

View of the installation featured in the 59e Salon de Montrouge in 2014, curator Stéphane Corréard.
Untitled Film Stills # 1, digital photographs, 20 x 27 cm
An Indecent docent lectures for laughs, 1989, false press clipping, 12 x 16,5 cm
The Third Memory, video diptych camcorded in the Centre Pompidou and subtitled in 5 different versions, 9’46 min, Full HD, 3840 x 1080
Dorith Galuz, collectionneuse, 7’10 min, Full HD, 1920 x 1080

This installation enacts three emblematic works : Untitled Film Stills (1977-80), photographs by Cindy Sherman ; Museum Highlights (1989), a performance by Andrea Fraser ; The Third Memory (2000), a film by Pierre Huyghe.

I recreated them through diverse methods (false archive, photomontages, camcording).

A video assuming the codes of the documentary interview represents Dorith Galuz, a collector, in her appartment. Played by an actress, she explains the appropriation process while making reference to these works which I would have created in the 70s, 80s and 90s.

Here I take possession of works of art which define history in a simultaneous attempt to inscribe myself in it and break free from it.