Boris Achour is an installation artist living and working in Paris. His most recent work “CONATUS” are a series of designed spaces serving as stages for performances which in turn are recorded and translated into films. This piece is broken up into “episodes” (highly influenced by Boris’ relationship to cinema). The images above are from “CONATUS : THE ONE IN THE CAVE” shown at Galerie Georges-Philippe et Nathalie Vallois in Paris. I love how the girl is urinating in so unabashedly in front of her audience. Be sure to check out the pictures after the jump as well as really awesome video
is an artist that was born in Marseille in 1966 and today lives and works in Paris. Most of his recent works are part of a series called “Conatus” for which he designes spaces that either serve as stages for performances (which mostly are recorded and turned into films or installations) or as landscapes through which the spectator can wander. Like all of his stuff the “episodes” of this series are highly influenced by Achours strong relationship to cinema, which for him is a media that “succeeded in creating a very strange synthesis of the avant-garde and the common (or everyday, it is), a medium which permits gaps”. What he means by that you can see in “AMINDSUMMERNIGHTSDREAM” from last year, a fictional documentary about a community of colorful masked people that explore the woods and live under a silver dome (posted below). More about monsieur on his website or on his vimeo channel. I also recommend TR1ANGL3, a performance video for which he collaborated with Joakim.