Spoiler - Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Santiago, Chile – October 2007
Spoiler was created during a one-month residency in 2007 in the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Santiago de Chile. It summons the relationship to time and space of the spect'actor under a mode of co-creation, the author, which is regulating the device and the spect'actor making it work. It is based on a script narrative where actions and feelings alternate to create dramatic tension. The word Spoiler, of English origin, consists into revealing in advance the outcome of a story, thus spoiling its suspense.
In this installation, an emblematic and royalty-free film, George Romero's Night of the living dead, is shown on a large screen in a dark room. As spectators enter the room, the outline of their silhouette is projected and embedded on the screen in real time. Within their outline, the same film is broadcast, but ten minutes later. The presence of the spectators and the diversity of their movements will thus reveal part of the future narrative, thus creating a revealing narrative shortcut. This spatial and temporal interaction also highlights our inclination to constantly try to anticipate the future, especially in an environment perceived as distressing.
More details on this work are available here (in French)
Spoiler – Mix’Art Myrys, Toulouse, France – 2009
Exhibited during :
- 2007 8th Video, Art and New Media Biennial of Santiago, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Santiago, Chile
- 2008 Norapolis VI, Les Trinitaires, Metz, France
- 2009 Spoiler, Mix’Art Myrys, Toulouse, France
- 2013 Bato Fou, Plaine des Cafres, La Réunion
- 2013 ORi Galerie, Berlin, Germany
- 2017 Solo exhibition, Remixs, Galerie Metaxu, Toulon, France