DAVID ALTMEJD: FLUX FLOWS

Flux. If you also had to look up what that means, you probably went to Wikipedia and found ten different meanings for the word in Science, Technology, Medicine and Arts. It’s time for a wake- up call for the Wikipedians though, because Flux is also the name David Altmejd gave to one of his works; “The Flux and the Puddle”, 2014. And, moreover, the name given to Altmejd’s retrospective in the Musée d’Arts Moderne in Paris.

We can only describe what Flux looks like;a mix of shapes and organs in gestation and crystals in formation, a universe of mixed dreams and nightmares. It’s plexiglas, quartz, polystyrene, expandable foam, epoxy clay, epoxy gel, resin, synthetic hair, clothing, leather shoes, thread, mirror, plaster, acrylic paint, latex paint, metal wire, glass eyes, sequin, ceramic, synthetic flowers, synthetic branches, glue, gold, feathers, steel, coconuts, aqua resin, burlap, lighting system including fluorescent lights, Sharpie ink, wood, coffee grounds, polyurethane foam. It’s another form of beauty.

david altmejd art exhibition paris

david altmejd art exhibition paris

david altmejd art exhibition paris

david altmejd art exhibition paris

david altmejd art exhibition paris

KATE COOPER: PER-FAKE-CT

Remember looking at your parents’ photo album and witnessing all those spontaneous moments of fun; you could tell the story behind the image, you could feel the reality beyond them. Well. Forget those happy, rose tinted times. Spontaneity has gone on holidays and we don’t know if it’s coming back. You are not so sure anymore whether a photo is the exact portrait of what you’re looking at, or if it’s been retouched to make ‘reality’ look better. More… rose.

Kate Cooper was really interested in this idea of how digital photography can make images become hyperreal; she believes that the picture is no longer a representation of the object itself but performs another function. In her video Rigged, we see a billboard size woman in high-definition, changing from reality to a pore-less and hairless body, smoothed of all error. According to Cooper, the digital images of our person are becoming our body doubles, used as a camouflage, a technique of survival. There’s little doubt about how our albums will look in the future; we just need to have a look at Rigged.

kate cooper photo hiper realism photoshop

kate cooper photo hiper realism photoshop

kate cooper photo hiper realism photoshop

kate cooper photo hiper realism photoshop

kate cooper photo hiper realism photoshop