An installation by Fred Penelle and Yannick Jacquet
"While the passage of time seems to accelerate every day, Fred Penelle and Yannick Jacquet offer a pause, a suspension, a breath. A strange mechanism stretches across the wall, populated with shadowy chimeras. They are mysterious and yet somehow familiar. Is this a laboratory experiment or the plan for a future network?
Minutely constructed like a fine clock, it traces connections, routes, genuinely-false, looping itineraries, inviting escape, inviting dreams. The narrative is deconstructed like a thousand-storied film script. Every effort is made to lead astray, to turn around, to forge ahead. Time is shredded, decomposed, lost and yet everything references it.
Mécaniques Discursives is like a parenthesis between two epochs: Gutenberg's and Big Data's. By contrasting the oldest form of image reproduction (woodcutting) with the most recent digital technologies, the installation straddles centuries and contracts time."
Fred Penelle: printmaker
Yannick Jacquet: media artist
Video documentary credits:
Directed, shot and edited by Jerome Monnot
Music composed by Thomas Vaquié, with sound elements by Matthieu Safatly.
Produced by Antivj
Management: Nicolas Boritch
Filmed at Imal Brussels
Colourist Olivier Boonjing
All photos by Yannick Jacquet