Le Troupeau du Dehors / The Outside Herd
Aluminum structure, painted aluminum, surveillance camera, streaming video system, video projection, posters
Installation dimensions variable
Le Troupeau du Dehors / The Outside Herd existed as situation and as life-streamed projection. The artist placed a reproduction of the iconic black monolith from Stanley Kubrick’s classic 2001: A Space Odyssey in the outdoor corral of a zoo. Hence destroyed, the architecture of the zoo had been built in the 1960s, based on then current behaviorist theory: the cage was built following the understanding of the behavioral needs of a specific species of monkeys. The enclosure was built as a “better nature” based in the understanding of their actual needs. The results looked like a housing project from the same period (which were conceived in a similar way), but also resembled older modernist building.
The environment with the addition of the monolith was filmed and live-streamed in an exhibition space for several months.