Une dizaine d'actions spectaculaires en do majeur
De Thomas Duquet, installation 2010
Projet : Installation vidéo
Un acteur danseur sur fond bleu sur le plateau de tournage du Fresnoy. Il danse. La projection vidéo (10 à 15’ – écran carré), dans l’exposition, fait apparaître l’image de ce danseur au sol, pixel par pixel dans un environnement enfumé qui souligne la trace du faisceau de lumière de la projection. Prise de vue Sylvain. HD Varicam.
The Romans tied fake wings to the condemned and dropped them into the void. "Death and image have their rituals" says Claudio Pazienza. In an arena, the public can choose to watch the performance just like the other spectators. In my images, I killed the horizon, everyone is the same height, I mean has the same number of pixels. "The spectacle is a social relationship between people that is mediated by images" says Guy Debord. I got my bearings easily at the theatre, eyes closed. Laboriously in the forest, even at night. In both cases, I sometimes cry. At the cinema, I never know what to do with my body. "I beg you, since you promised to punish me again, to beat me so hard so that I can leave my skin, shooting out as from a cage" writes Caroline Lamarche. In the first row, it is a bit better. Someone is already stuck to the screen? The old television sets made us more want to touch them, to plant ones cheek, to lick the electrostatics, to take them in our arms. "I hugged your body corps, enlaced its meanders, I let myself be carried away ", sings Alain Bashung. I moved closer to my flat screen, I put my head on my old watch then on the grand piano, I looked at my cigarette in the eyes. "Any body plugged into the mains is likely to be moved", sings Hubert-Félix Thiéfaine. T.D
Oeuvres de Thomas Duquet produites par Le Fresnoy :
- - Une dizaine d'actions spectaculaires en do majeur (installation, 2010)
- - Momentum002 : virtual landscapes for disembodied spirits (installation, 2011)