Fabien Giraud & Raphaël Siboni
The world, as to Fabien Giraud and Raphaël Siboni, is a fluid landscape, “soft” in the terms of computer programming. In a system of equivalences where nothing is set in stone or lost forever, the artwork is considered to be a variable in a system tailored to the circumstances at hand: exhibition, institution or situation. Singularity is then only one function amongst others in this dynamic agglomeration.
Their work consists of envisioning, despite everything, the possibility of a protrusion that could have just short-circuited this reality and that would be a carrier for an Event. They devote themselves to redefining the status of the artistic experience by interrogating the possible emergence of functions still indeterminate. Influenced by the practices of documentary film and cinema, Fabien Giraud and Raphaël Siboni met at the National School of Decorative Arts. After attending Fresnoy — Studio of Contemporary Arts, they began their collaboration in 2007 at the Lyon Biennale. Their approach, which began by questioned contemporary communities and their processes of individuation, progressively unfolded towards the redefinition of the very notion of the esthetic experience.