Travaux en cours / En cours de travaux
Musée d'Art Moderne et Contemporain, Saint-Étienne (FR)
With: Benjamin Artola, Simon Collet, Alexandre Lavet, Jérémy Lopez, François Roux, Varda Schneider, Anaëlle Vanel.
The following project consists of sculptures barely visible in the fictional space that is the exhibition room. It involves the leaving of graphite nails, handmade staples or charcoal gravel lying around.
The traces of construction that we often tend to remove are thus summoned and shown as artistic proposals; proposals that hold a low visibility coefficient. It is indeed possible to miss these interventions, but it can also be understood in a narrative way.
In fact, these traces of construction appear as a bootstrap for stories, those that took place before the opening and during the exhibition. These items have a narrative potential insofar as viewers often interact with them. Walking on them, they mark the ground, destroy them or just displace them unknowingly.
Thus, with discretion Alexandre Lavet reveals the exhibition in which he intervenes. This is because by exploiting some of its characteristics, it transforms the exhibition in a fiction that can only take place there.