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Installation view Broken English, François Curlet 2020

François Curlet 


Broken English

 

SNOWBALL BATTLE IN THE KINGDOM OF IDEAS
Are kangaroos the inventors of the K-Way? Not sure, but a whole host of ideas of all kinds fell off after the master key blow by the 20th century avant-garde, the telepod, David Cronenberg’s teleportation device, has mixed it all up when arriving here.

– All that exists can be purchased and exhibited.
– All that will be produced in series to be cast in bronze or other materials, cut, repainted, filled, emptied, piled up or spread out if it is liquid can be exhibited.
– All that is observed can be filmed, photographed, scanned and copied.
– All living creatures can be transplanted in an exhibition venue.
– All work made previously to the present declaration, in the same register, will be cited as a guarantee.

This is when the ideas start to have fun with the users requiring a posteriori a copyright or a patent. ‘I was the first!’ The ball of ball breakers is open! The sine qua non to inject value, the uniqueness served with a special talent for the mundane. I don’t believe in technical finds, more in syntax and in visual and mental dynamics, poetic spaces, between fluid daydreaming and bankruptcy of know-how. Yet the risk of intellectual fraud is always at the center of the debate.
No snow in the kingdom of ideas, maybe some K-Ways.

Guilty or not guilty.
Trajectories of things, 
from the factory to the distributors, 
discarded consumers, 
from the sea to the trash, 
a dance before the thaw. 

François Curlet 


Blue Snake, 2019
250 x 92 x 65 cm
steel, paint, encens


Blue Snake, 2019
detail


Installation view Broken English, François Curlet 2020


Twix, 2019
51 x 37,5 x 2,5 cm
galvanized zinc, paper, scissors, wrapping foil


Guilty or Not Guilty, 2019
152 x 56 x 35 cm
wood


Installation view Broken English, François Curlet 2020


Broken English, 2019
145 x 105 x 11 cm
polystyrene, acrylic, wood, 3D print


Greek Mappy, 2019
96,5 x 46 x 20 cm
plastic, aluminium, resin


Greek Mappy, 2019
detail


Silence Flavour #1, 2019
77 x 58 x 2 cm
galvanized zinc, inkjet print on paper, wrapping foil


Silence Flavour #2, 2019
77 x 58 x 2 cm
galvanized zinc, inkjet print on paper, wrapping foil


Silence Flavour #3, 2019
77 x 58 x 2 cm
galvanized zinc, inkjet print on paper, wrapping foil


Silence Flavour #4, 2019
77 x 58 x 2 cm
galvanized zinc, inkjet print on paper, wrapping foil


Silence Flavour #5, 2019
77 x 58 x 2 cm
galvanized zinc, inkjet print on paper, wrapping foil


Oiseau de paradis, 2019
92 x 74 x 12 cm
steel wire, paint, plastic, textile


Scrabble, 2019
51 x 37,5 x 2,5 cm
galvanized zinc, paper, plastic, collage


Scrabble, 2019
51 x 37,5 x 2,5 cm
galvanized zinc, paper, plastic, collage


Jerk, 2019
65 x 50 x 4 cm (x2)
galvanized zinc, plastic, paper


Jerk, 2019
65 x 50 x 4 cm (x2)
galvanized zinc, plastic, paper


Installation view ‘Broken English’, François Curlet 2020


Soleil Vert, 2019
51 x 37,5 x 2,5 cm
galvanized zinc, paper, rubber, collage


Kim Pie, 2018
30 cm x ø 28 cm
ceramic


Maltesers #12, 2018
90 x 90 cm
copper, wood, spray paint

François Curlet 


Broken English

 

SNOWBALL BATTLE IN THE KINGDOM OF IDEAS
Are kangaroos the inventors of the K-Way? Not sure, but a whole host of ideas of all kinds fell off after the master key blow by the 20th century avant-garde, the telepod, David Cronenberg’s teleportation device, has mixed it all up when arriving here.

– All that exists can be purchased and exhibited.
– All that will be produced in series to be cast in bronze or other materials, cut, repainted, filled, emptied, piled up or spread out if it is liquid can be exhibited.
– All that is observed can be filmed, photographed, scanned and copied.
– All living creatures can be transplanted in an exhibition venue.
– All work made previously to the present declaration, in the same register, will be cited as a guarantee.

This is when the ideas start to have fun with the users requiring a posteriori a copyright or a patent. ‘I was the first!’ The ball of ball breakers is open! The sine qua non to inject value, the uniqueness served with a special talent for the mundane. I don’t believe in technical finds, more in syntax and in visual and mental dynamics, poetic spaces, between fluid daydreaming and bankruptcy of know-how. Yet the risk of intellectual fraud is always at the center of the debate.
No snow in the kingdom of ideas, maybe some K-Ways.

Guilty or not guilty.
Trajectories of things, 
from the factory to the distributors, 
discarded consumers, 
from the sea to the trash, 
a dance before the thaw. 

François Curlet