Benjamin Fanni – Feu Turfu Térébenthine II
by Benjamin Fanni
This installation includes two types of projects. On the one hand a series of hybrid sculptures stages spectral bodies on a seashore at dusk. Part of their vocabulary derives from Abrahamic monotheism – icon, shroud, chasuble, hijab – and the tradition of abstract painting. Through this work, I sought to replay the motifs that distinguish iconoclastic and iconophilic cultures. Abstraction and figuration struggle with one another. On the other hand, there is a mechanical piano, as much automaton-instrument as performative machine. The music that it produces is inspired by the modes of composition which characterise the North and South of the Mediterranean.