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Sébastien durantÉ
Rendre à Cesar
Fiction | hdv | color | 4'36'' | France | 2013
4min36 – 2013 In 2007 the archaeologists searching the bottom of the Rhône in the heart of Arles discover a marble bust which they identify as being Caesar. In front of this discovery I started to sculpt my bust in the same material and throw it to the water, At the place the archaeologists get ready to search.
Each new project I begin requires wading through it; questioning the way of making and thinking of one or an other artist. I like this challenge which reminds the counterfeiter who has to plunge into the technique and the vision of a creator. I operate movements through various frames (in the Goffmanien’s sense), in order to play with both, the status of a piece of art, and the status of the artist. The transformation, the damaged of an artistic, craft, archaeological object allows an opening of fields and a movement of the borders between these various spheres. The appropriation of any object or a piece of art goes through a transformation or a transplant: a movement of shape, material or space disturbs its codes of reading