Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Québec, Quebec city
Interlude, Bronze, aluminium, glass, natural gaz, 105 x 359 x 309 cm
Interlude places fire in the heart of a remodelled television set: an homage to the domestication of fire 400 000 years ago. Devoid of its broadcasting function, the device is converted into a fireplace. Meaning “distant”, the prefix “tele” evokes the disconnection generated by media between its content and the viewer. Using this Palaeolithic innovation, Interlude attempts to reestablish the immediacy of communication, a presence that stands in contrast to the information networks distancing us from actual events. It invites us to huddle around its unmediated blaze.