Paintings and paper works

A Constructed World’s recent paintings attempt a transition between mediums; performance, rehearsal, video and painting, where one takes on the quality of the other. Rather than displaying interest in the inherent qualities of painting these works show how one can inhabit the other and interpret liveness and performativity. Installed over a large Paper Room, made over four years with the group Speech and What Archive, this room tests out the spatio-temporal potential of painting.

Speech and What Archive is a group of artists, curators, an art historian, writer and philosopher invited together by ACW in 2009, including Fabien Vallos, Matthew Rana, Clémence de Montgolfier, Sébastien Pluot, Anna Hess, Marie Gautier, Fabrice Reymond, Etienne Bernard and Yann Sérandour.

“We do have a future and a past, but the future takes the form of a circle expanding in all directions, the past is not surpassed but revisited,repeated, surrounded, protected, recombined,reinterpreted and reshuffled. Elements that appear remote if we follow the spiral, may turn out to be quite nearby if we compare loops.”- ACW
“Everyone’s mind will be permanently linked to the wireless Internet, and through the Internet to everyone else’s mind. This will trigger very radical changes. In particular, telepathic groups able to instantly share and elaborate thoughts will produce an enormous acceleration in the development and deployment of new ideas, and cause the emergence of “group minds.” And once neural communication is sufficiently deep, accurate and fast, it will be possible to transfer the informational content of a person’s brain, with memories, thoughts and feelings, to a higher performance storage and process- ing device. This “mind uploading” technology may eventually provide practical immortality.”- space physicist Giulio Prisco