Cyrille Weiner and Grégory Lacoua
Beech display with signed publication
Ed 3 + 2 EA
75 x 34 cm
Courtesy of the artist and galerie laurent mueller, Paris
Cyrille Weiner and Grégory Lacoua
February 12th until March 14th 2015
Third proposal by Marguerite Pilven for the Code Inconnu cycle.
Since 2001, Cyrille Weiner has been developing a photographic work that describes contrasting territories, situated between nature and urban construction or abandon and restructuration of sites. Through the observation of these intermediate zones he engages a reflexion on the occupation of space and the time of its transformation; the way an individual inscrives itself solitarily or socially, on the margin or in full frame of collective planning.
These situations in-between geographies are also seen as respirations, moments where the urban fabric and its activities come to a stop, revealing a blank where perceptive habits and the appreciation of space are overwhelmed. The photographies that Cyrille Weiner takes as he explores those territories become breeding ground for fictions. He encourages their open reading, disconnected from their original context, by building scenarios that take shape as exhibitions, editorial projects and installations.
For the Code Inconnu cycle, a longterm project conceived with the designer Grégory Lacoua becomes reality: to realise a hybrid photographic object, half sculpture, half furniture. Both are interested by the possibility to enrich ones relation to the world by creating objects and situations whose incertain identification asks for novel uses, reviving the role of the body and the eye.
Three photographies by Cyrille Weiner, transferred onto glass panes, are placed in front of each other, revealing a floating, porous landscape, at once natural and urban. This superposition reminds us of the relief effect of old stereoscopic images whose public display often resulted in a collective experience. The work presents to the eye a projection space both dense and crystalline that can be adjusted and reconstructed at will.
The artist’s book Twice by Cyrille Weiner, published by 19/80 will be launched at the opening.
Cyrille Weiner holds a diploma from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure Louis Lumière. His practice questions the fictional and poetic power of the photographic document through an open interpretation of geographical, urban and architectural problematics. His work has been presented at the Musée d’Art Contemporain de Lyon, Rencontres d’Arles, villa Noailles (Hyères), Centre de photographie de Lectoure, Guangdong Museum of Art (China) and at the Festival of Light in Buenos Aires. He has received the Prix Rodolphe Hervé et Lucien Hervé in 2012. He is the author of Presque île (éditions villa Noailles / archibooks) and Twice (19/80 éditions)
Gregory Lacoua holds a diploma from ENSCI-les Ateliers and Ecole Boulle. He works in a conceptual and empirical way, aiming to alter living standards and daily uses. In 2014, he presented with the agency Flavie + Paul an experimental collection of objets : objets du quotidien qui stimulent la conscience de soi. In 2010 he signed the interior design of the Chapelle des religieuses de l’Assomption in collaboration with JS Lagrange. Amongst his clients, Christian Dior parfum, Ligne Roset, the RMN and the Ministère de la Culture (France). He received the prix Etoile de l’Observeur du design in 2007 for his carpet-stool produced by Ligne Roset. In 2015 he will present a collection of toys developing the art of basketwork for the salon Playtime (Coll. Flavie + Paul) and the production of a domestic accessory for MarcelBy.
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