These Rodoid formats, I have explored, exploited the many and sometimes contradictory characteristics. Because they are fine, shiny, robust, tear-proof, almost imperishable, but also fragile and sensitive to scratches.
I handled, painted, cut, glued, superimposed, exposed to the sun, on the ground, rinsed them with water jet, repainted … A series presented between two plates of plexis were scarified by bolts that maintained the structure. But also, and above all, I played with them, admired their transparency, their relationship with the elements.
These leaves are beautiful materials, marvels of technology and chemistry, but in many aspects I refuse to bow to the dictatorship which their impeccable surfaces attempt to impose upon us. During all these manipulations, voluntary marks, or not, have begun to surface.
I claim these marks, scratches or other traces in gesture of resistance to this perfection, those smooth and shiny surfaces for which the real immediately becomes an intrusion.
I claim its hazards and imperfections.
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