An exhibition of self
With Martin John Callanan, Alix Desaubliaux, Lauren Lee McCarthy
Curators Thierry Fournier et Pau Waelder
Participants Franck Ancel, Flora Bousquet, Flore Baudry, Aina Coca, Alexandra Ehrlich Speiser, Sophie Fontanel, Will Fredo, Raquel Herrera, Azahara Juaneda, Margot Saint-Réal and Claire Valageas
Selphish addresses the exhibition of oneself on the internet, with works that change every week to form the portrait of a new person. The exhibition consists of four works (two of which are generative), created for the exhibition by the four artists.
Eleven international participants agreed to have their Instagram profiles read (sometimes live) by the works in the exhibition.Each work interprets them in the form of images, texts, screens, objects, prints, etc.The four works change automatically: each week, the entire exhibition is dedicated simultaneously to a single participant.
Martin John Callanan, A new artwork for the exhibition: We Wanted to Mean Something, 2020, Mac mini and computer program, screens, colour laser printer, paper, wood and acrylic paint, variable dimensions. Creation of the installation by Thierry Fournier and Pau Waelder. Exhibition view, Selphish, Mécènes du sud Montpellier-Sète, 2020.
We Wanted to Mean Something, the artwork displays a succession of Instagram posts from the participant, next to images taken from news outlets at the exact time that the post was published.
Mécènes du sud Montpellier-Sète
13 rue des Balances 34000 Montpellier, France
Exhibition from 12 March to 22 August 2020, Wed-Sat 10am-6pm, free entry
Production: Mécènes du Sud Montpellier-Sète
Coordination : Marine Lang, coordinator, assisted by Mélia Berreur-Gély
Programming Maxime Foisseau, Alexandre Dechosal, Louis Rouffineau
With support from DICRéAM, Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication / CNC