ROMAIN GANDOLPHE : DIRE OÙ J’ÉTAIS M’EST IMPOSSIBLE
Performance – Video – Photo
May 5th — June 11th, 2022
Opening: Thursday May 5th — 5:00 p.m.
Composed of a video and a series of images, the exhibition is articulated around a trip the artist made to the Northwest Territories. In the footsteps of Lucy R. Lippard and the artists who had accompanied her, Gandolphe went to Inuvik to produce and document ephemeral and invisible art works. There he spent a week searching for traces of these works, impossible traces, since the works had been ephemeral.
Returning to Inuvik fifty years after Lippard, Gandolphe found and met the people of the town. He was struck by the glaring inequalities between the indigenous population and the white people who had recently come to the region, inequalities that some people seem to have unconsciously decided not to see. In Inuvik, then, it wasn’t just the works that had become invisible.