The second series is simple in composition. Its atmosphere is as cold as a laboratory. Fruit and vegetables are dissected. The experimentation surface is a sort of blue action grid , a geometric diagram, a game of chess, against a dark backdrop. The cut up fruit is presented, in semi-darkness, on this surface and undergoes oxidisation and deterioration. A slow and inevitable decomposition. Various oxidisation phases merge in the same image. A theatre for time variation. The experiments treat the effects of cesium : natural organic decomposition, radioactive oxidisation, non-lethal. Nevertheless our bodies inexorably undergo, like this fruit, the same oxidisation. Length of time, the premise of “Still Life”, finds in still life an oblique traditional and symbolic transformation of time and mortality into visual form. The poetic motif leads us to reflect on human existence.
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