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Sarah Fauguet - David Cousinard

09.21.07 - 10.14.07
Exhibition — les Abattoirs, Musée – Frac Occitanie Toulouse

Sarah Fauguet et David Cousinard, CheckPoint, 2007
Wood, métal, paint
620 x 400 x 370 cm
Works produced with the assistance of the Printemps de Septembre, the Department of Plastic Arts and the Midi-Pyrenees Regional Contemporary Art Office (Ministry of Culture and Communication)

© Printemps de septembre, photo Philippe Migeat

Sarah Fauguet et David Cousinard, CheckPoint, 2007
Wood, métal, paint
620 x 400 x 370 cm
Works produced with the assistance of the Printemps de Septembre, the Department of Plastic Arts and the Midi-Pyrenees Regional Contemporary Art Office (Ministry of Culture and Communication)

© Printemps de septembre, photo Philippe Migeat

Sarah Fauguet
Born in 1977 in Cosne-sur-Loire, France.
Lives and works in Paris, France.


David Cousinard
Born in 1976 in Charleville-Mézières, France.


Lives and works in Paris, France.
 

Sarah Fauguet and David Cousinard produce impressive sculptural environments. Their oeuvre organizes a Baroque ensemble made up of a host of different forms, like so many hints and clues offered to develop possible narratives. Combining the familiar codes of architecture, decoration, décor and furniture, they create a vocabulary of objects which work against discernment. The changes of scale, the concertina-like devices, and the incongruousness and fragmentation of these elements lend them a familiar strangeness. These well-known forms elude us, so uncertain does our encounter with them seem; they structure a global and inaccessible world in which the dull violence of a latent authority is expressed. Their art develops a complex system of montage which plunges the onlooker into the heart of a zone of permanent tension.