PUMP | JOSEPH DAVID
March 15 > 31 | VIDEO INSTALLATION
SALLE GILBERT-GAILLARD | 2 rue Saint-Pierre
Opening: from Tuesday to Saturday 10AM > 6PM | Sunday 2PM > 6PM
Two men, Joseph David and Andrew Kötting. Two pairs of arms devoted to one activity: PUMPING.
Perched at a height of eight meters above ground, the duo are actively engaged is propelling a strange contraption along a concrete viaduct. The remains of a test track for the Aerotrain, the monorail becomes the scene of a seven-day excursion during which both Sisyphii take up residence in a Mobile Accomodation Unit.
Why are they pumping ? We have no idea, and neither do they !
All we do know is that they expend great energy in doing so, as they proceed from one point to the next along a track 18 kilometers long. From the fields of the Beauce to the forest and the suburbs of Orleans, they consider the world below, with which they communicate at times, and the world above, within which they have isolated themselves.
Production : L'image d'après
Coproduction : Le Fresnoy studio national des arts contemporains
With the participation of Centre national du cinéma et de l'image animée
With the support of La DRAC Centre, Ministère de la Culture, La Région Centre-Val de Loire, Ciclic, Région Centre, La fondation SMartbe
With Joseph David, Andrew Kötting et Albertine
A film by Joseph David
After a bend by the biology, the economy and the accounting, Joseph David gives up the garbage man's testing job, a psychologist's eminent career and a brilliant future in the hairstyle. He opts finally for an artistic career which he begins in the Fine arts of Cambrai and continues in Le Fresnoy, Studio national des arts contemporains in Tourcoing.
His work is at the crossroads of several disciplines involving video, film, installation, performance and new technologies where humor and absurdity are sometimes present. Its energy feeds on different artistic collaborations that are implied (Scientist, architect, director, sound creator…). It is the teamwork which they involve, which motivates him and inspires him.
He continues his course between Lille, Orléans and Brussels.