Bertrand Lamarche - Methendal

METHENDAL, 1997
installation. Metal, wood, tape recorder, Loudspeaker, fabric.
150 x 360 x 280 cm
unique
Collection frac Languedoc Roussillon

Bertrand Lamarche - Methendal, 1997 -
Installation view FRAC Languedoc Roussillon
Bertrand Lamarche - Methendal, 1997 - Installation view FRAC Languedoc Roussillon

The miniaturized city entitled Methendal (1997) introduced the draft noise of an organized network, a utopian city, represented in a state of half-ruin, far from a futuristic perspective and provides a reading of the present. The effect of a flawed cybernetic that emerges from the project joins the field of observation processes and basic physics experiments where the experimenter seems excluded, as in earlier works by Bertrand Lamarche.

Presented in recent years in Montpellier, Sete and Montreuil, the artist has designed a set of discreet parts although complex at the same time, in a way to define a body position and an art of observation, a point of view that invites to cross from the visible to the non-visible. 

The supported view and a floating listening are mobilized by the mixing process and by the live streaming of the sound recorded inside the exhibition,suggesting the kind of space for a hypnotic fiction.

Pascale Cassagnau, In ART PRESS, 1999

Bertrand Lamarche - Methendal, 1997 -
Installation view FRAC Languedoc Roussillon
Bertrand Lamarche - Methendal, 1997 - Installation view FRAC Languedoc Roussillon

Bertrand Lamarche - Methendal, 1997 -
Installation view FRAC Languedoc Roussillon
Bertrand Lamarche - Methendal, 1997 - Installation view FRAC Languedoc Roussillon

Bertrand Lamarche - Methendal, 1997 -
Installation view FRAC Languedoc Roussillon
Bertrand Lamarche - Methendal, 1997 - Installation view FRAC Languedoc Roussillon