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Power Chords (+ audio CD)
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Saâdane Afif Power Chords (+ CD audio)
Text by Jörg Heiser.
published in 2006
bilingual edition (English / French)
14,8 x 21 cm (softcover)
168 pages (40 colour ill.)
ISBN: 978-3-905770-06-3
EAN: 9783905770063
out of print
 
Among the most inventive artists on the young French art scene, Saadane Afif works with notions of displacement and contrast. His pieces, vibrating with multiple meanings, function by using collusion as their driving force. He employs objects, scale models, installations, sounds, and writing to classify the unclassifiable and mirror-in the work of art itself - the dialog that arises between the viewer and the artist. This dialog is continuously fueled by various allusions and is infiltrated on every side by historic, psychological, social, and cultural elements. In Saadane Afif's work there is a continuous movement of importing and exporting, of the pre-emption of signs that are immediately put back into circulation. His world is one of metamorphosis, the transformation of installation into a song, a wood sculpture by André Cadere into a lightshow, a guitar into a clock...
Audio CD included (Power Chords Live - Nicolas Joria, guitar).