Atheism and luck
Atheism and luck is an installation of plastic carpets that have been shown alternatively as a floor piece, a wall hanging, a support for the works of other artists, as well as being used as a space to perform on, meditate or listening to music. Here a new element is introduced, a modest chandelier laden with good luck charms: Italian horns, hand symbols and Turkish and Chinese charms. The work is a speculative space of uncertainty where not-knowing and the anticipation of future opportunities are ironically blended.
“The young Sigmund Freud, while then absorbed in physiological research, was baffled by his inability to find the testicles of eels: his object of study. This is an obsession particularly significant for one who would become the theoretician of the castration complex. One can imagine Freud’s confusion and, perhaps, helplessness before the phallic animal whose gender he was unable to determine. Suspended in a state of sexual uncertainty, each eel is the prototype of a non-physiological difference in gender, whilst still (visually) a phallic symbol.”- Sébastien Pluot