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Thierry Mandon

Thierry Mandon uses video, photography, performance, and installation to express the poetic character of everyday life, making subtle transformations, where the viewer finds both tragic and comic aspects of his existence.

All images Courtesy by the artist

Characters, a sort of archetype of the individual, are presented in improbable, uncomfortable, absurd situations. They are confronted with incompatible space-times, their human condition, their limits, their weakness, or their creative power.

These themes result in works where two elements frequently appear, two worlds (ex)posed in a precarious balance; often in search of harmony, a stable unity between man and his environment.

“These works were at their creation performances in the public space, which I presented thereafter in the form of photographs and videos.
Gradually, I created a series of videos parodying the everyday life.
I use video, photography and performance to express the poetic character of everyday life, making subtle transformations, where the viewer finds both tragic and comic aspects of his existence. Always in search of a poetic look at the world. Each video portrays a character that, as a kind of archetype of the individual, is confronted by his human condition, his limits, his power, and helplessness. These themes are rendered by works where two elements, two worlds are exposed in a precarious balance.”

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