Article Number: 12328
Soft Cover, French, Thread Stiching, 60 Pages, 2022, Editions SALON DU SALON
Michaël Sellam

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The protocol for the production of the works presented at Salon du Salon is simple. There is a certain nonchalance, few gestures. These gestures directly question how a work is produced. The stages of development of these works are predefined: visiting museums, taking photographs, opening them on a computer, copying, pasting, adjusting, moving and recording.

The same protocol is applied to sculptures: looking for models of works of art, downloading them, opening them on a computer, copying, pasting, adjusting, moving and recording. The finalized digital document is then sent via the internet for printing. Once received, its elements are arranged and displayed. The artist's task is to keep the machine running, to test their method, to extend it and to accept the hazards of improvisation, chaos and surprise. The forms produced would have what Tristan Garcia calls an equal ontological dignity.

« We live in this world of things, where a cutting of acacia, a gene, a computer-generated image, a transplantable hand, a musical sample, a trademarked name, or a sexual service are comparable things. » – Michaël Sellam