Bronze and wood
39 x 53 x 51 cm / 42 x 65 x 30 cm
© Camille Henrot / Photo. Charles Duprat
Courtesy the artist and kamel mennour, Paris
The « Overlapping figures » are inspired by little sculptures of the Oxus civilization dated from the 3rd millennium, presenting an incision principle of an « all over » pattern ; and from traditional sculpture technicals in workshop which constited in finding a balance while pushing the modeled object (the earth, the organic form) up against some wedges, some factory-made objects (bricks, pieces of plaster or iron wires).
The « Overlapping figures » are unstable objects, tangled. They refer to material objects in their changing capability, and their recistance. They recount an experience of the uncertainity and the unstability. They reflect a theory of the balance which may relate to a human society model. The accent is put on the « and if ? » more than « so ».