Mécaniques Discursives

Installation project


While the passage of time seems to accelerate every day, Fred Penelle and Yannick Jacquet offer a pause, a suspension, a breath. A strange mechanism stretches across the wall, populated with shadowy chimeras. They are mysterious and yet somehow familiar. Is this a laboratory experiment or the plan for a future network?

Minutely constructed like a fine clock, it traces connections, routes, genuinely-false, looping itineraries, inviting escape, inviting dreams. The narrative is deconstructed like a thousand-storied film script. Every effort is made to lead astray, to turn around, to forge ahead. Time is shredded, decomposed, lost and yet everything references it.

Mécaniques Discursives is like a parenthesis between two epochs: Gutenberg's and Big Data's. By contrasting the oldest form of image reproduction (woodcutting) with the most recent digital technologies, the installation straddles centuries and contracts time.


Printmaker artist: Fred Penelle

Video artist: Yannick Jacquet

Management by Nicolas Boritch


www.mecaniques-discursives.net





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Past Exhibitions


2016

⁃ 10 Petits Belges sur la Montagne / Expo Dynastie

⁃ Mont des Arts / Brussels / B / 13.10.2016 - 11.12.2016

⁃ Puzzle / Thionville / F / 30.09.2016 - 11.11.2016

⁃ Perte de Signal / Montreal / CA / 07 - 27.09.2016

⁃ L.E.V. festival / Gijon / ES / 25.04 - 25.05.2016  

⁃ Jerusalem International Design week / Jerusalem / ISR / 19 - 26.05.2016

⁃ Blue Project Fondation / Barcelona / ES / 14 - 30.04.2016

⁃ Concordia Gallery / Enschede / NL / 19.03 - 15.05.2016

⁃ Semaine Digitale /  Cour Mably / Bordeaux / F / 05 - 09.04.2016


2015

⁃ Nemo / Biennale Internationale Des Arts Numériques / Centquatre Paris / F / 05.12.2015 - 31.01.2016

⁃ Lille 3000, Renaissance / Maison Folie Moulins / Lille / F / 26.09.2015 - 17.01.2016

⁃ I Belgi Barbari e Poeti / Vanderborght / Brussels / B/ 02.10.2015 - 30.01.2016

⁃ Patch Lab / Gallery Bunkier Sztuki / Cracow / PL / 6-11.10.2015

⁃ I Belgi Barbari e Poeti / MACRO / Rome / IT / 15.05 - 27.09.2015

⁃ PRINT / La Cambre / Brussels / B / 10-18.09.2015

⁃ STRP /  Eindhoven / NL / 20 - 29.03.2105

⁃ SAVE Festival / Moscou / RU / 07 - 08.03.2015

⁃ LUX / Valence / F / 21.12.2014 - 07.03.2015


2014

⁃ Nuit Blanche Bruxelles / Brussels / B

⁃ Oddstream Festival / Nijmegen / NL

⁃ National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts /  Taichung / TW

⁃ Design Week / Spazio Logotel / Milano / IT

⁃ Digital Choc 2014 / Institut français du Japon / Tokyo / JP

⁃ Atsuko Barouh Gallery / Tokyo / JP

⁃ Institut français / Kyoto / JP

⁃ Le Bon Marché / Paris / F

⁃ LKFF Gallery / Brussels / B


2013

⁃ Mira Festival / Barcelona / ES

⁃ Slick Art fair / Paris / F

⁃ Nuit Blanche Metz / F

⁃ LKFF Art & Sculpture Projects Gallery / Brussels / B

⁃ Slick Art fair / Brussels / B

⁃ EMAF Festival / Osnabrueck / D

⁃ Mirage Festival / Lyon / F

⁃ Residency at Imal / Brussels / B


2012

⁃ Nemo Festival / Paris / F

⁃ ShinyToys Festival / Mülheim / D

⁃ ElectroniK Festival / Rennes / F

⁃ Bozar Electronic Festival / Brussels / B

⁃ Scopitone Festival/ Nantes / F

⁃ Mapping Festival / Geneva / CH

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