An installation by Fred Penelle & Yannick Jacquet
“While the passage of time seems to accelerate every day, Fred Penelle and Yannick Jacquet offer a pause, a suspension, a breath. A strange mechanism stretches across the wall, populated with shadowy chimeras. They are mysterious and yet somehow familiar. Is this a laboratory experiment or the plan for a future network?
Minutely constructed like a fine clock, it traces connections, routes, genuinely-false, looping itineraries, inviting escape, inviting dreams. The narrative is deconstructed like a thousand-storied film script. Every effort is made to lead astray, to turn around, to forge ahead. Time is shredded, decomposed, lost…and yet everything references it.
Mécaniques Discursives is like a parenthesis between two epochs: Gutenberg’s and Big Data’s. By contrasting the oldest form of image reproduction (woodcutting) with the most recent digital technologies, the installation straddles centuries and contracts time.”
Directed, shot and edited by Jerome Monnot
Music composed by Thomas Vaquié, with sound elements by Matthieu Safatly.
Produced by Antivj
Management: Nicolas Boritch
Filmed at Imal Brussels
Colourist Olivier Boonjing
Special thanks to
Phillippe Chaurand, Millumin software
and to Matthieu Safatly, David Ferreira, Mijntje Lukoff, Thomas Vaquié, Charlotte Marchant, Delphine Depres, Justine Beaujouan, Yves Bernard, Audrey Brisack, Tasha Lawless, Leo Metcalf, Caroline Nsendafor for their support
with support of Federation Wallonie-Bruxelles