FIRST KISS AT VILLA DU PARC, FRANCE

Our video installation First Kiss is included in the exhibition “Terrible Two” at Villa du Parc Centre for Contemporary Art in France. The show, curated by Garance Chabert, also features Emilie Brout & Maxime Marion, Berdaguer & Péjus, Jake and Dinos Chapman, Les Frères Chapuisat, collectif Fact, Dewar & Gicquel, Hippolyte Hentgen, McDermott & McGough, Ida Tursic & Wilfried Mille.

Part of the Villa du Parc’s “Two for Tea” program, the show “Terrible Two” explores artistic collaboration through the lens of the artist duo.

At the start, there is a connection, fraternal, friendly, amorous, or intellectual, which takes shape in the creation of a two-headed work whose unity paradoxically sits well with the duality of the signature. Paul and Elizabeth, the tragic heroes of Jean Cocteau’s Les Enfants terribles (translated in English as The Holy Terrors), hover about in the background as the mythical duo that has inspired the show. They live in the reclusion of sundry rooms which they fill with treasures, fantasies and imagination, a setting that pitches to and fro and reflects the psychological turmoil of these two teenagers who are adrift in the world. Bringing together a selection of works by artist duos, “Terrible Two” is an attempt at a fictional free adaptation in the form of an art exhibition and in the architectural setting of the Villa du Parc.

The exhibition runs 1 March – 4 May 2013 at Villa du Park, Montessuit Park – 12, rue de Genève Annemasse 74100

More information: villaduparc.org