The catalogue of the duo's exhibition at CAPC, featuring a new
site-specific work and a series of performed or filmed actions. A project
about situations of reversal, confronting the exogenous realities of the
enterprise, the working-class, and the museum.
, the installation conceived for the CAPC's central
nave, stages situations of reversal or upheaval, both figuratively and
literally: a monumental conference table that has been tilted on its side
is echoed by less spectacular but equally violent gestures of spilling and
Emphasizing the underlying dichotomy in their work – which has been
described as simultaneously ethereal and terrestrial, fictional and
functional, transcendent and immanent, or even metaphysical and
political – Marie Cool Fabio Balducci harness the architectural
partition of the CAPC's central space to stage a mirror situation of
construction and deconstruction, of doing and undoing.
The 64-page publication was designed by Studio
. It brings together an ensemble of exhibition views
and an interview with the artists.
Published following the eponymous exhibition at CAPC,
Bordeaux, from March 8 to May 19, 2019.
For more than two decades, Marie Cool Fabio Balducci (born 1961 in
Valenciennes, France, born 1964 in Ostra, Italy, live and work in Paris
and Pergola) have been developing an unclassifiable body of work between sculpture
short, often repetitive actions carried out by themselves or by others in
confined spaces (studio, exhibition space) using standardized objects from
regulated work environments
(sheets of A4 paper, Scotch tape, pencils, office tables) and natural
elements such as water or sunlight.