Rombaut Store Paris
Retail and Gallery Space
6 rue de la Corderie
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Villard x Brossard “Megamix Delight”
‘From a round bolted metallic base grow twisted cable-stems. They are crowned by a head-flower, sort of an oversized wide open mouth with dried up lips. It is hard to say if what is inside the mouth-head is the entrails of this post nuclear vegetal or some decomposing entity, a big knot of silicone extruded bowels. The whole creature glows from a metallic shine : colour car body or beetle belly.
Reminiscent of the formal patina of Art nouveau or flamboyant gothic, these structures’ human size acknowledges their presence straight away, when one encounters them in the physical space, in a worrisome present. We have the eyes and perceptive apparatus of our time ; the images of the Amazonian forest fires and desertification of the lands already printed on our retina. Here are the scorched flowers of capitalocene, the mutated sprouts of a contaminated earth.
The lifeforms develop and flourish according to the mould and the armature, provided by the industrial and post-industrial patterns of late capitalism, which shape the bodies and the minds before even the fiction and science-fiction takes a part in it.’
Text by Ingrid Luquet Gad