Installation. Steel, plexiglass, 2 screens, computer, camera, loudspeaker.
Minimum size: 220 x 200 x 170 cm
«Line of flight» is an attempt to get inside the landscape
defined by the child’s founding vision. This vision is a
perspective. It carries the destiny of the observer as a
vanishing point towards which converge construction
lines that he will have to stride along in order to express
the very particular inspiration initiated by the landscape.
The expression «line of flight» is to be understood in the
sense that Deleuze and Guattari give it in A Thousand
Plateaus: unlike «hard lines», which concern our
destiny modulated by power systems (school, working
environment, community...), and flexible lines that
concern social intimacy (family stories, secrets...), they
distinguish «lines of flight» as those that promise us
emancipation, deliverance and liberation. They do not
lead to a future but to a becoming. Unlike the fixed, preestablished
destiny, these «escape lines» allow us to feel
the being within us, to feel rid of the yoke.
The installation has the plastic typology of a scientific
observation instrument. The line that carries the child’s
inspiration unfolds on a «table-screen» like a flow of
movement on which visual inferences are grafted.
These images are filmed by an observation camera
which broadcasts them on a second screen as a
cinematographic continuity. This second screen is the
«vanishing point» in which the hatches of time, the
instant decompositions of the «film» line of life, are
condensed. Often, the camera re-films the images it has
just captured. The resulting feedback process leads to a
degradation of image quality, reminiscent of the process
of memory erosion.