loading · collectif_fact · 2006
Can you say something about the idea or inspiration behind this work?
Here is a small concept about the piece:
The “loading” video shows the entrance of an underground car park. This space is built in a schematized way, close to the cardboard model. Identical vans continuously enter the building. Only the signposting elements distinguish themselves from the surroundings by their colours.
The action creates a tension linked to the expectation of “an event”, while its repetitive side tends to make the scene absurd and disconnect it from its disturbing referent.
Therefore, while reducing elements to a minimum, we provoke a feeling of frustration between what happens and what could occur.
How do you create the scenes of your clips? Do you rebuild real existing places or do you design them by heart?
We invent compeltly the scene it doesn’t really exist but it’s a kind of design by heart.
You are a group of three people. How do you work together? Does everyone do everything or do you split the work in different parts?
We discuss every idea all together and then we split the work. But we manage the all thing together, talking while doing it until the end.
What is the meaning of the collectif for you? And how fix is it? Are there people joining or leaving sometimes? Or do the members appear also as solo-artists besides the collectif?
We always work together as a group. In contemporary art there is a lot of collaboration to do projects nowaday. A collective is a collaboration in long term. with the word “collectif” we like to show that we work like that.
Is there a new project you are working on at the moment?
Yes. See you in Môtiers, art en plein air, june 2007…