I have always liked to arrange, to divert objects from their familiar, everyday usage.
At the institute of art of Aix-en-Provence
I had a certain affinity with the perceptions of Marcel Duchamp who already in 1910 wanted to disengage himself from the «tyranny of painting». At the same time he was rather
disquieting when he asserted that «pleasure does not have its place in
art». Even now-a-days his numerous
imitateurs continue to reject technical
proficiency and proclaim the death of
art. If there is no pleasure, no demand
for ‘savoir faire’, and furthermore that
art is on the decline, why would one aspire to be an artist ?
«Jamais un coup de dé n’abolira le hasard»
Série Electronique Amère - 2003
Hazard, the ‘GrandMaster’, orients me
towards a company of microprocessing
then one of software development.
There I uncover unexpected,
fertile domains, propitiable for artistic
creation. Few were the artists in the
eighties who integrated the world of
data-processing. They limited their
endeavours solely to the graphic use
of the machines. When we discussed
it, they seemed to perceive data-processing
as about exciting as its beige
color. It was necessary to begin to work
at using this new technique in another
Graine de Folie - 1981 (31 x 31 x 31 cm)
With the auspicious initiative of Fernand
Braudel, the Maison des Sciences
de l’Homme invites me to make my
first exhibition of ‘Luchrones’ in 1984.
The sculptures are of small stature and their conception is founded on
the idea of amalgamating light with
the dynamics of Time. The electronic
components, even the structure of the
logical circuits, are at the origin of the
forms – of the bursts of light that travel
over the entwining lines.