ↂ ϟNNΣR ΣΔRTH ↀ
groupshow curated by Le Syndicat Magnifique
from June 19th to 23rd, 2016
at Champ Libre, Pantin (FR)
with Oriane Amghar, Tayeb Bayri, Rémy Brière, Alix Desaubliaux, Mimosa Echard, Quentin Euverte, Etienne François, Damien Gouviez, Clémence de La Tour du Pin, Raphaël Moreira Gonçalves, Jonathan Pêpe and Ken Sortais.
Karaoum desert, Turkmenistan. You’re watching the Gate of Hell burn as it has burnt for the last 45 years. After finding n°24, initiate descent. The heat warms your butt up - sweaty hands, sweaty feet. You, who whishes to enter here, please leave all hope in the cloakroom. Below ground, light is generated through atmo-luminescence. You discover the inner earth’s people. You’ve been told of its inhabitants : the esoteric wisdom of the people of Agartha, the powers of the Vril-ya, and the fantastic technology of the Repitliens. The underground flora fragrances open up your senses. Unsteady, it takes you some time to adapt to the residual gravity. The arcanes of the underworld are still mysterious to you.
Idleness is rule, here, thanks to automation and machine-work. A techno-shaman gets closer to you and offers an extra-terrestrian implant. You remain hesitant, although everyone around you seems to have embraced hybridation. You are tempted by the reflections of these synthetic bodies. Telephatic conversations talk about a long celebration approaching. You catch your reflection in an opal mirror : too late to get back up. Forgetting the above-ground, you sink a bit deeper.
See you later in the void.
photo credits: Thibaud Larrieu-Gibier
graphic design: Jérémy Piningre