In November 2017, I wan the prize révélation art urbain from the ADAGP and Palais de Tokyo. Part of the prize consisted to participate in the LASCO project and to do an intervention in the underground of the Palais de Tokyo, a contemporary art museum in the center of Paris.
When I first see the long corridor I had to paint, I immediately thought it would be perfect to carry on my drone research inside; Also as the LASCO name is obviously inspired by the south of France prehistoric caves from Lascaux, I wanted to do a primitive drone cave but taking benefit from the brutal and concret aspect from the place. My idea was to recreate a mortuary corridor dedicated to the drone but from a primitive civilization posterious from our (are you still here?). I first created a drone codex of pictograms wich I used to compose inside the corridor. At the end of the corridor, you could see blue light and heard a strange music from a tape recorder who also remind a drone. It was built with Samson Picard and some wood amulets of drone were placed in sandpiles under the spotlights. Two books were edited by the batt coop and French Fourch for this project. Drone codex, and dronologie.The first one, Drone codex, is a book object all silkscreened wich contains all the vocabulary I created for the project. The second one, Dronologie, contains pictures from the finished project commented by Doctor Jacques Guiter, an eminent egyptologist (and also my grand-father).
Drone codex as a vocabulary.
Drone codex book..
Thanks you very very much to Hugo, Johanna, Alex, Eddy, Olivier, Pauline, Virgile, Jord, Polo, Samson, all the team from the ADAGP and Palais de Tokyo and all the people who could make this happen!
Vidéo by Paul Magnant