The Limerent Object @ Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève

Dear fragile-posterity-for-which-this-blog-is-maintained,

I’m pasting below the description of a new video piece called The Limerent Object  you can visit should you be in Geneva soon.

The installation is floor to ceiling in a long dark room with brick that reflects the blue colour. Very cave. You can find an interview discussing the piece in depth with JOÃO LAIA here. And in FRENCH here.

Someone tell me, am I more pretentious in French?

I would like to thank the below individuals from the bottom of my alien vital organs.

As you can see, the editor is a total egomaniac.  But everyone else is a dream to work with!

But seriously. Thanks to the talented Léo Parmentier. As ever Anna Lena Vaney pulled it off at short notice with minimal resources. Sahra Motalebi’s sound work is strange and horrifying and stands alone.  Éponine Momenceau & her camera team captured Francois Chaignaud’s performance with incredible grace. And a very, very special thanks to Meiling Cooper for applying the liquid mercury to the fleshy flesh. We got in trouble at the studio for destroying their lovely blank space with so much silver effluvia.

Here are some BTS shots of the aftermath.

And also I would like to thank THE Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève for the Biennale de l’Image en Mouvement 2016, THE Fonds d’Art Contemporain de la Ville (FMAC) and the Fonds d’Art Contemporain du Canton de Genève (FCAC), Faena Art, In Between Art Film and HEAD – Genève.

The Limerent Object is a call-and-response across deep time between the last living earthling and their extra-terrestrial anticedent. Mixing myths of a panspermic genesis and a Holocene apocalypse, The Limerent Object juxtaposes petroglyphs and porn, an alien queen and a dying human, a voice and the silence to evoke a love story that transcends the desert of millennia. This new work stems from the artist’s anxiety and fear for the future and the result is a poetic panegyric to the planet earth and we who people it.”

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