|Les pieges a insectes /
Video-installation (pièges, moniteur vidéo / traps, video monitor) _ 1997
Les installations pièges à insectes sont constituées de deux entités distinctes : le moniteur vidéo et le piège.
The insect trap installations consist of two distinct entities: the video monitor and the trap. In their first version, if the trap is supposed to make the capture of an insect possible, its design makes it almost completely unsuited to its purpose. The trap is to some extent inactive. Without any real function, it is doomed to be abandoned and forgotten, and is frozen, waiting for an illusive catch. The video monitor, however, comes to bring it back to life. It shows the purpose of the object by using the subjective flight of the insect that comes to be caught in the trap. By denying the trap’s design defect, it artificially maintains the life the trap and restores the inherent tension in the wait to catch an insect.
Vue de l'installation "le piège à fourmis"
View of installation "Ants Trap"
Vue de l'installation "le piège à papillon"
View of installation "Butterfly Trap"
Voir la vidéo / download video (1.2 Mo)