25 June > 27 June 2010
A project by Benoit Ménard
Art direction & curating: Zirkumflex
Graphic design: Zirkumflex
Taste Statement is an installation by Benoit Ménard. It is an anamorphosis lettering obtained by spreading rat poison on the floor.
3 questions to Benoit Ménard
What does your work consist of ?
My work questions on our relationship with painting by thinking it in a spatial and temporal dimension. Most of the time, I use toxic or short-lived materials which have an action, a reaction in the time. They are heterogeneous (oil paint, tar, insecticide, rat poison, paracetamol, paint for special effects SFX, spotlights), and I also mix sculpture, installation and video to elaborate my work.
What Taste Statement means ?
Taste Statement is an expression coming from social networks in which a list of cultural and personal informations makes you identify a person and what he likes. It is refered to the artistic statement and to the esthetical taste but also to the sensorial taste. The exhibition at Zirkumklex is an installation that shows a word inspired by the logo of a heavy metal group.
What is Reditus ad Futurum ?
It is the edition, produced in collaboration with Zirkumflex, presented together with the installation. The title, Reditus ad Futurum, is the latin translation of the movie “Back to the Future”.