la cellule (becquemin&sagot) Birth of an island
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Birth of an island
Whisks, metal, plexiglas, costumes, various ingredients, 2011
"Reliefs", group exhibition, Ecureuil Foundation of Contemporary Art, Toulouse, France, [ January 12 - February 26, 2011]
"C'est pas mon genre", group exhibition, Museum für Angewandte, Frankfurt, Germany [October 20 - December 2, 2012]
"Cuisine en friche". Friche belle de mai, Marseille, France [September 13 - September 15, 2013]
"Les gallinacées mécaniques". La Panacée Art Center, Montpellier, France [Feb 1st - Feb 14th, 2016]

The two artists from La cellule (Becquemin&Sagot) turn on their food processor - a mechanical arm ended by whisks, looking like a crane. Their aim is to make something corny beautiful during the delicate moment of «the Birth of an island» - the fragile instant when food gets transformed and expands itself.
This machine tool is inspired my Moulinex’s visual coding and its Moulinex libère la femme ! slogan («Moulinex frees women!»). It goes back and forth between household and construction industry environments. Thanks to this disproportionate mechanical arm that expands the food, the two artists stage an urge that liberates them.
The performance’s product is then eaten by the audience - nothing remains out of it.