Olivier Bémer

10:10 - Installation - 2020

présentée dans le cadre de l'exposition Panorama 22


It's ten past ten and time stands still on the watches in advertisements. A brand logo proudly appears in the center of the V formed by the two hands. The mercantile hour of consensus.
Here time drags on and then starts again. A succession of extraordinarily vain events is in progress. The protagonists don’t worry too much, the path seems to be clearly indicated. Their gestures slide and repeat across the surface of the screen. The set takes some initiatives but no one really pays any attention. So the story has many false starts, nothing happens and the real stutters and stammers. The vessels overflow but no longer communicate.

Olivier Bémer

Olivier Bémer was born in 1989 in Paris, where he lives and works. He has taken part in several group shows, notably for the Prix Révélations Emerige 2019, at Galerie Papillon, at the Wallonie-Bruxelles centre in Paris, at the Grande Halle de La Villette and at the Palais des Beaux-arts in Paris. His work concentrates on the relation that our societies have with technological progress, and interrogates the way in which new means of communication and representation affect our relation to time and to other individuals.


Adèle Arnaud, Juliette Azémar, Claude Closky, Cindy Coutant, Daniel Dobbels, Vincent Duault, Valentine Dufaye, Elliot Eugenie, Pierre Girardin, Olivier Jonvaux, Valérie Jouve, Tilhenn Klapper, Balthazar Lab, Pablo Lopez-Chaussée, Éric Prigent, Madeleine Van Doren, the Louvre-Lens Vallée, Les Amis des Beaux-Arts.


Le Fresnoy - Studio national des arts contemporains, Tourcoing — Les Amis des Beaux-Arts de Paris