An Indecent Retrospective


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 reenacts three emblematic works : Untitled Film Stills (1977-80) by Cindy Sherman ; Museum Highlights (1989) by Andrea Fraser ; The Third Memory (2000) by Pierre Huyghe.

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

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

An Indecent Retrospective is the attempt to inscribe oneself within art history, and in a simultaneous movement to break free from it.