COLORAMA OR LONELINESS IN THE CROWD
Florence Cosnefroy, 2011
Materials, techniques and processes: computer, video-projector, camera, projectors.
Dimensions: projection of an image whose base measures at least 3m.
Subject: The artwork asks the spectator what ‘finding your place in society’ really means.
‘Colorama or Loneliness in the crowd’ takes the form of a wall in a checked pattern of colours, manifesting itself just as well on a tiled wall as on the screen of a smartphone.
The wall perceives the spectator when she approaches it. The coloured squares then begin to ‘vibrate’ in the zone situated in front of the spectator, and a new square appears. This square knocks into the others; each square attempts to find its own place, and the supernumerary square disappears from the wall. The artwork asks the spectator what ‘finding your place in society’ really means: from the ‘spectacular’ event of arrival, through the difficulties of integration and the recomposition that it entails, towards the fact of merging, finally, with the crowd.
Photos and Video by Florence Cosnefroy
With the support of Le Cube
Production ART3000/LE CUBE