Celestial rubble, remainders of volcanic eruptions. Primitive matter, organic, alive : ground, water, roots. Anthropogenic matters : steel, concrete, paper. A healing hand squeezing a piece of clay, an other, sharp, plunged into a pit of sand, of water and aggregates. They are two bodies, two energies but their strength is one, uncompromised, indivisible.
If at first rough seeming, without concession and arising from chaos, Mountaincutter's work is nonetheless built and balanced. Their exchanges – continuous – allow them to create a universe that integrates both a world at our scale and a bigger, distant, unknown one. Endlessly searching, digging the earth, our words, diving in the sky, the Mountaincutters become smugglers between these two worlds, creating a dialectic force between the underground, the bowels (theirs and those of the Earth) and the Sky, the Celestial.
In opposition to an art situated close to the contemporariness of our century bedecking itself within technology, their commitment is to work on the primitive of human condition : doomed to mortality, sexuality and work.1
The installation 'Aorta' in Becoming Ground's exhibition, is made of these cycles and exchanges : water runs, escapes, circulates, meets containers ; its journey – led by the strumming of the pump – is drawn by the long black pipe becoming a line, snaking and tying together the elements.
The installation, nesting in this way in the corner of the street, becomes a portion of landscape, vibrant, lively : a landscape with primitive resonances but in an anthropogenic state.
1 In reference to the primordial condition of the immortal and free man's fall myth, that Mircea Eliade describes very well in Myths, dreams and mysteries.
graduate from an architecture school, photographer, and artist.
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