The artefact in Érik Samakh’s work points at the artist’s image as a hunter-gatherer.
The artwork created by Érik Samakh at Trévarez Castle has evolved from the following observation: today’s castle has become a bat house, or a batbox. On the ground floor of the stables, a first installation plays with our perception: underbrush smells, darkness, sound spatialisation diffusing bats’ squeaks and flapping wings, giving the impression that the animals are flying over our heads.
The artefact in Érik Samakh’s work points at the artist’s image as a hunter-gatherer. Combining archaism and high tech, Samakh’s work is more about relations between things than about the things themselves. It emphasizes a reversal of the “natural order”, by which the animal has benefited from a void and protection measures.
Exhibition: Trévarez Castle (Finistère): April 7 to October 14, 2012
Text in French and English, by Colette Garraud
|Number of pages||60|
|Size||20 x 25 cm|
|Language||Texts in french and english|
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