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Enantiomorphic Monument 

Photo diptych, 2 colour flags of 230x150 cm, 2015



This diptych is closely linked with a body of works revisiting Greek antiquities with an aesthetic borrowed from fantasy, using museum’s collections and their lightening in an unexpected way. For this project, the image was made from a 340 BC bronze sculpture of Athens National Archeological Museum. Its arm up was holding an object now lost that makes it impossible to attest its identity anymore. It could be the mythological figure of Perseus, that was grasping the Gorgon Medusa’s head in his hand, or it could also be the representation of Paris holding the golden apple of discord.

As the matter in hand is lost, the finger’s contraction towards an unknown target now only indicates our ignorance. I aim to work with the image of absence and loss as emblems of our eternal dissatisfaction in the research of a more complete understanding of our world. Whereas the museum light’s function is to make visible the precious patrimony we preserve, they are here transformed into unknown stars that remain unattainable for the not-totally-humans hands that are reaching out to it. 


Dans la lignée de la série photo Igneous Rocks ou de l’installation vidéo Gorgon Gnomon , ce diptyque photographique détourne l’éclairage de musées et ses collections antiques en des scènes aux accents fantastiques. Il s’agit ici d’une sculpture dont le personnage ne peut plus être formellement déterminé; il s’agirait soit de Persée ayant tenu la tête de la gorgone Méduse dans sa main, soit de Paris détenant la pomme de la discorde. L’objet en question étant perdu, il laisse place à une main figée dans une crispation dont on ignore le but, et qui ne nous permet plus de reconnaître l’identité de la figure mythologique représentée.