The Sirens' Stage

Etienne Chambaud
March 19 – April 24, 2010

The Siren's Stage (The Reef)2010

Plinths, actors, writers, nude models, typewriter, A4 typescript

Dimensions variable

 

Photo © Tomas Rydin

The Siren's Stage (The Reef)2010

Plinths, actors, writers, nude models, typewriter, A4 typescript

Dimensions variable

 

Photo © Tomas Rydin

The Copyist2010

Writer, Typerwriter, A4 sheets of paper and plinths

45 x 40 x 29,7 cm, 72 x 70 x 45 cm, 50 x 21 x 29,7 cm

 

Photo © Tomas Rydin

Exhibition view: The Siren's Stage, David Roberts Foundation, London, 2010

 

Photo © Tomas Rydin

The Siren's Stage (The Reef), 2010 (detail)

Plinths, actors, writers, nude models, typewriter, A4 typescript

Dimensions variable

The Siren's Stage (The Reef), 2010 (detail)

Plinths, actors, writers, nude models, typewriter, A4 typescript

Dimensions variable

The Wound2010 (detail)

Plinth, lettraset

130 x 24 x 24 cm

 

Photo © Tomas Rydin

The Work2010

Plinth, graphite

50 x 50 x 50 cm

 

Photo © Tomas Rydin

Exhibition view: The Siren's Stage, David Roberts Foundation, London, 2010

 

Photo © Tomas Rydin

The Script, 2010 (detail)

A4 typescript

Dimensions variable

 

Photo © Tomas Rydin

Exhibition view: The Siren's Stage, David Roberts Foundation, London, 2010

 

Photo © Tomas Rydin

Instruction Piece Nr.4582010 (left)

Framed typescript

25 x 34.5 x 2 cm

 

Instruction Piece Nr.1392010 (right)

Framed typescript

25 x 34.5 x 2 cm

 

Photo © Tomas Rydin

The Exchange (The Cobblestone)2010

Chicken wire, papier mâché, framed certificate

Object 20 x 18 x 15 cm, certificate 21 x 29.7 cm

 

Photo © Tomas Rydin

The Exchange (The Cobblestone)2010 (detail)

Chicken wire, papier mâché, framed certificate

Object 20 x 18 x 15 cm, certificate 21 x 29.7 cm

 

Photo © Tomas Rydin

The Remains2010

Oak wood, sculptor

100 x 30 x 30 cm, top variable dimensions

 

Photo © Tomas Rydin

The Remains2010 (detail)

Oak wood, sculptor

100 x 30 x 30 cm, top variable dimensions

 

Photo © Tomas Rydin

The Remains2010 (front)

Oak wood, sculptor

100 x 30 x 30 cm, top variable dimensions

 

Stock Figures2010 (back)

Photographic print, tracing paper, tape

70 x 95 x 3 cm

 

Photo © Tomas Rydin

The Sirens' Stage

Etienne Chambaud
David Roberts Art Foundation, London
March 19 – April 24, 2010
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The Sirens’ Stage is an exhibition by Etienne Chambaud in the framework of Permanent Exhibition, Temporary Collections, a theoretical project by Vincent Normand.

 

The Sirens’ Stage is developed by the David Roberts Art Foundation in London, Kadist Art Foundation in Paris and Nomas Foundation in Rome. The three exhibitions, interpreted in a different language almost simultaneously at each Foundation (The Sirens' Stage / Le Stade des Sirènes / Lo stato delle sirene), are based on mechanisms of writing and transcription. Translation should be considered both the medium and the shared language of the whole project.

 

The exhibition takes its title from the mythological sirens’ song which invents itself in the ear of its addressee. Here The Sirens’ Stage is conceived as a group of “written objects”: absent but described, motionless but translated, unique but repeated, mute but transcribed. Excluded from the present time, they only exist in the moment of their transmission into language. Radically detached from the realm of authenticity, each of the three exhibitions attempts to frame a series of exclusions separations and procedures of dispossession. With the promise of producing its own absence as well as the absence of the two other exhibitions' experiences, The Sirens' Stage is a misunderstanding in construction, a negative space failing to be circumscribed.

 

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