ERIC MADELEINE | habitudes – fictions

 

Studio Stefania Miscetti | Exhibitions / Projects | Eric Madeleine, Habitudes - Fictions

solo exhibition

exhibition opening:
thursday may 17th, 2001 – 6pm

exhibition closing:
june 22nd, 2001

opening hours:
tuesday to saturday, 4-8pm

about.

The work of young French artist Eric Madeleine can be split into two clear phases, each with its own working method and practice. The first, beginning in the mid-1990s, saw him create a series of performance pieces in which he used his body to adopt positions and shapes that represented everyday, functional objects: tables, cushions, a swing, a plough… In this period, up until 2000, the artist made his work under the name Made in Eric, presenting and offering himself up not only as a Body-Object , but as the equivalent of any other production site and system.

More recently, in this second phase, his attention has shifted from physical appearances to less material, gestural ground: the gesture as both a sign and the invention of social and interpersonal communication.

Habitudes – Fictions charts both aspects of his output: there are large-format, colour photographic prints from the “Made in Eric” period, as well as drawings from the new phase. In the latter, the artist introduces a series of unusual gestures he has invented for the viewer, offering up “the gesture” as an artwork and creative form.

At the heart of the exhibition is the installation-performance Piano & Metronome: a genuine, playable piano that doubles up as a ping-pong table at which the visitor can try their hand and have a game.

artist.

for a more complete artist profile, see the artist page.

works.

here below some images from ERIC MADELEINE’s habitudes – fictions.