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David Brognon & Stéphanie Rollin

You're Lonely and I'm Lonely

David Brognon and Stéphanie Rollin manipulate a social and often marginal raw material, the recurrent motifs of which are confinement and control. Systems of confinement which they juxtapose with their own refractions of reality, conceptual prisms tailor-made to release rogue rainbows woven into black light. With “Fate will Tear us Apart” (2011), an accumulation of the lines of fate in the palms of users of hard drugs casts a neon glow on the walls. The clock in “8m2 Loneliness” charts the interrupted time of a prisoner in his cell, while “The Most Beautiful Attempt” (2012) captures hope in the candour of its perpetual movement. With “And I’ll Explain my Love for You on Another Day” (2013), a verse by Rainer Maria Rilke appears in the fragile context of an anamorphic reflection, legible if the viewer is willing to get down to street level, at the foot of a drain. The duo captures sparkles using devices which create a permanent tension between light and the invisible, the physical and the intangible, like blocks of crystalline reality colliding with ever-increasing subtlety.

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