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David Agius

Ouverte 02, 2015

Photography : fine art print 25.6 x 39.4 x 1.6 inch


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Ouverte is an scientific experimental photography that attempts to capture, detect or reveal animal’s sing. Two concepts are used here. The specific interstice (a poetic interstitial space, like a horizon line) and the death threshold respond to each other, through a large scale consumed mollusc: the mussel. The animal is not randomly chosen : before the experiment, its shell is already fissured, broken or smashed. For sure it would have ended up in insignificant fragments among the waste, promised to a silent unlimited suffering. At the beginning of the experiment, the mollusc is inserted into a dispositive designed for the work. Naturally open, it immediately closes as soon as the heat is felt, revealing by this fold the specific gap visible at the junction between the two valves of its shell. Then, the pressure due to the heat is so strong that the bivalvia cannot survive. Its carbonized shell immediately announces the colour. The more it opens, the more the specific interstice disappears, the more the threshold of death appears. The mussel protects this specific interstice at the risk of its life. At the end of the process, the moment before the animal’s death is echoed this picture, underlining indefinitely the swan song of the mussel.
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Professional art gallery • BETHUNE, France

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25.6 x 39.4 x 1.6 inch
Not framed
Numbered and limited to 30 copies
28 copies available
Work sold with an invoice from the gallery and a certificate of authenticity
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David Agius

David Agius

France • Born in: 1988

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David Agius is a visual artist and a PhD in Arts and Sciences of Art from the University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne. His work of creation-research poses a reflection both plastic and theoretical around major contemporary issues (technologies of surveillance and control, science, politics, ecology, corporeality or ethics of life). His approach as an artist lies in the creation of technical protocols, combining photography, video and installation, which allow for the emergence, development and capture of specific thresholds, revealing de facto new sensitive horizons. 

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