Sleeping Beauties Will Never Wake Up
During the vernissage of the exhibition, the public was involved in the realization of this work. Upon booking, twenty people had three minutes
each, in total solitude, to interact with the appliances. These were
placed on a specially made shock-absorbing base. The bases later became the pedestal that houses the residues of the household appliances, become abstract sculptures. On request, a portable CD player with headphones was provided to the performers to listen to the song Born Slippy (Underworld) during the action.
At the crossroads between sacrificial rite, transgression of a taboo and free vandalism, the work is conceptually placed in between the critique of consumerism and the sacralization of the economic growth.
New appliances still packed, demolition tools, wood and polyurethane foam
Dimensions of each base 300 x 300 x 7 cm
Photos by Matthieu Verdeil
Courtesy Sextant et plus
Sleeping Beauty Goes Wild – La Friche la Belle de Mai, Marseille, 2009