Shifted condition of presence
Here is the performance I did within Michelangelo Pistoletto’s Installation at VnH Gallery, Paris. He showed a square of hanging images of people photographing themselves. I invited writer Pauline Klein to exhibit herself with me, imitating the people on his pictures. The performance was filmed and photographed in the space delimited by the shadow of his picture. I am now working on the resulting raw material. Actually, this whole performance is echoing my encounter with artist Giulio Paolini in this very space in 2006. At that time, the gallery was still Yvon Lambert and intends to carry its trace.
The idea is to redefine our presence through the shifting image of this representation of the "act of photography" and the ephemeral appropriation of Michelangelo Pistoletto's installation on that particular day. Here, I re-photograph the image documentation of the performance.
I am currently working on creating an exhibition piece with a sense of parallel reality using these images in addition to the portraits we took of each other during this performance.
Here is the transformed video from the documentation captation of the performance.