The work Conditionnel Pre?sent, presented as photographic documentation, involves extending the lifeline on a volunteer's hand with an incision, a gesture of scarification leaving a scar on the skin. In doing this, the artist is mixing chiromancy (foretelling the future by studying the lines on the hand) with transhumanism (a contemporary movement that promises the abolition of old age, illness and death). This image, on the scale of the human body, lends itself to multiple readings, confronting esoteric beliefs on the one hand and the absolute belief in science and its rationalisation on the other.
Work originally presented at Frac Grand Large – Hauts-de-France
(The artist would like to thank Martine qui pique and Joséphine Desmenez.)
7/7d 24h/24, rue du Curé, Luxembourg
Opening : 14.02.2020 à 12:00.