Absences
Video installation, 2006/07

In the installation Absences, created for the exhibition at the Musée Zadkine in Paris (curator Noëlle Chabert, assisted by Catherine Lanson), the artist reflects further on the notion of presence-absence, experimenting with an unedited video device.

The installation was created using nocturnal video images where the camera roams and meanders from one light to another, seemingly searching for, and never finding, something (or someone). Through a double projection, the white screen becomes alive with these nocturnal scenes only when a visitor enters into line with the projection rays. His own presence reveals the image and makes the work exist.

("The spectator makes the picture", said Marcel Duchamp.)


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#Installations #Positive-Negative #Video

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    Translation : Charles Penwarden Text in Jakob Gautel. Absences, cat. expo., coll. “L’Atelier du sculpteur/musée Zadkine”, éditions Paris-Musées, 2006.

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    Translation : Charles Penwarden Text in Jakob Gautel. Absences, cat. expo., coll. “L’Atelier du sculpteur/musée Zadkine”, éditions Paris-Musées, 2006.

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    Translation : Charles Penwarden Text in Jakob Gautel. Absences, cat. expo., coll. “L’Atelier du sculpteur/musée Zadkine”, éditions Paris-Musées, 2006.