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 still don’t know how to assemble, in a single, visually coherent space, all the entities necessary for a thing to become an object.”- Bruno Latour
“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