ART BY TRANSLATION

The House of Dust by Alison Knowles
INHABITED BY PEOPLE FROM MANY WALKS OF LIFE

A Constructed World

An Hysterical Documentation (parler aux anguilles)
Conceived with Stephanie Lin, architect
2017, 4 m x 4 m x 2,30 m
Metal structure, ink jet prints, Offset prints, ink drawings on paper, printed documents, zinc and wood.
On the shelves: a series of works by A Constructed World and by other invited artists, objects from the archive Explaining contemporary art to live eels, 2004.

Speaking Device
2017, 145 cm x 50 cm x 210 cm
Copper, wood, tin, microphones, cables and amplifier

A HOUSE OF PAPER
BY A RIVER
USING ELECTRICITY
INHABITED BY VARIOUS BIRDS AND FISH

In the continuation of their project Explaining Contemporary Art to Live Eels, the collective A Constructed World has created a house for establishing communication with live eels in the canal de Pantin. Installed at various points along the canal, a mobile sculpture entitled Speaking Device invites the spectators to talk to the enigmatic animal using several modes of address (direct speech, telephone, microphone, etc.). In addition, this sculpture is used as a platform for performances with the participation of artists, art historians, scientists, specialists of several disciplines, and Pantin inhabitants. In the exhibition, the artists have made a paper room bringing together the ever-changing archives of the project in the form of photographs, videos, texts, drawings and paintings. This structure also welcomes workshops by A Constructed World with inhabitants of Pantin involved in neighborhood associations.

With the support of the Australia Council for the Arts and the Darling Foundry, Montreal. From September 2017 to July 2018, A Constructed World was in residency, supported by the D├ępartement de la Seine-Saint-Denis.