Venue: Project Native Informant, London
Exhibition Title: L’air du temps
Date: April 14 – May 21, 2016
Full gallery of videos, images, press release and link available after the jump.
GCC, Video documentation of L’air du temps, 2015
GCC, Trailer for L’air du temps, 2015. HD video installation, 7 mins, 25 secs.
Images and videos courtesy of the artist and Project Native Informant, London
The immersive video installation L’air du temps consists of a roving shot across a recently purchased and renovated hotel particulier in Paris. The film invites the viewer to peer inside an inaccessible space where contemporary objects are digitally sutured to the space. These interventions personify the psychic and physical interaction of commingling colonial forces.
GCC probes these tenuous relationships as potentially symbiotic, without indicating whether the interactions are mutualistic or antagonistic in nature. Instead objects and environment seem seem to interrupt one another, without any apparent benefit or detriment to the original space.
Such tensions are replete in colonial discourses, which center around unequal and uneven forces of cultural representation engaged in an ongoing contest for political and social authority in the world order.