disconoma (duo)

        monomi #1       
        scents of community
        living yokocho
        kyojima, capital’s island...        
        hyper-local rooms
        hommage à Ohno Kazuo
        digital soba choko
        dés-œuvres de jeunesse    
        habiter l’exposition
        jo ha kyu                      

fanny terno

        photography is an image  
        les yeux rougis
        reconnaissance des formes
        l’exposition comme jardin
        sauts de chats       
        tout fou lacan
        4x6 non title event

thomas vauthier

        une niche en commun
        dés-œuvres de jeunesse
        kyoto survey          
        digital painting

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Tous droits réservés. 2021.

Fanny Terno & Thomas Vauthier.

The photography is an image

Installation (toile de coton brodée, brique de lait, curry, paquet de chips, miroir).

︎ The installation features several everyday food objects a milk carton, a packet of chips, and a curry tablet covered in white fabric and adorned with the inscription «photography is an image», sewn using a machine. This serves to draw attention to the constructed nature of our perceptions and the arbitrary distinctions we make between the «real» and the «fake». The presence of a round mirror in the installation evokes the art historical use of that motif, specically the tondo format of Renaissance painting, and its association with illusion and vanitas. The mirror functions as an apparatus of vision, reflecting and framing the viewer’s perspective in a similar way to the «photograph, that is an image».

︎ This installation presents an exploration of the concepts of simulacrum and hauntology, as put forward by philosopher Jacques Derrida, describing a situation of temporal and ontological disjunction in which presence is replaced by a deferred non-origin. The use of food products in the installation brings to mind the codification of everyday objects, and the potential for manipulation in capitalist societies as Mark Fischer has shown in his research. However, it also invites the viewer to consider the possibility of thinking in a non-dualistic way and suspend their disbelief, as described by Coleridge. This installation raises questions about the relationship between the current products and the artistic experience, and the manipulation and representation of reality.