until July 15 2012 - Collège des Bernardins
For the College of the Bernardine, Michel Blazy offers a final flourish , an installation that evokes the possible future of the
planet if we are not careful with our environment, decay and consumerism are in the center of the artist work.
After, Big foams in 2006, Fountains Garden and Falling foam in 2007, he again created an installation consisting of a foam which flows slowly and continuously on the floor of the old sacristy.
Final flourish is an expression that refers to the living. In the traditional sense, the flourish is a blend of plants but the adjective final gives the expression a two-way meaning and generates an ambiguity. The title refers to the top of the fireworks, the crowning of it but he also recall that from the moment it occurs and is been observed, it announces in advance the certainty of the end of the enchantment that he is producing.
The installation presents dozens of planters, placed on the structure of an industrial scaffolding several meters high. It produces an abundance of artificial foam, thick white, creamy, which flows on the floor of the old sacristy. This foam is simultaneously attractive and disturbing, heady smell overrun the place. She built a huge frame that forms a monochrome painting, a huge abstract and rectangular picture.
It is produced in the day, dies every night and is reborn each morning thanks to human intervention and the activation of electric pumps. It can mean a pyrotechnic explosion but also death and life in its perpetual cycle. It recalls the seduction of human inventions, the constant dialogue between the living and the artifice of contemporary society.
par Art for Breakfast, le 01 Juillet 2012