Chloé Dugit-Gros — No Newspaper This Summer


Installation, mixed media

Chloé Dugit-Gros
No Newspaper This Summer

Past: September 11 → October 30, 2010

The title makes reference to the repeated use of press cuttings, archive images and other documents sourced from the Internet in the work of Chloé Dugit-Gros. It also makes allusions to the artist’s recent stay on American territory. No Newspaper This Summer exhibits, notably, new creations for which the sources of inspiration are more an experimentation with landscape.

This introduction to the method1 reproduces the codes of the archaeological process. It’s natural, therefore, that the grid used for research can be seen in What kind of color do you like to eat? And again, in the form of a checkerboard in Did you find a place where you could stay? Oscillating between topographical study and pictorial motif.

Chloé Dugit-Gros also intervenes in the space through multiple actions. Peaches, which presents, in the form of a game, the transformation of a message on an advertising panel, but also Walking on Valley of Fire, for which the artist specially made shoes made of blown tyres and then began a walk along the length of a national road, leading to her own demise. These two videos bear witness to the shifting of the workshop’s territory through multiple attempts to exhaust a location.

The Point of Interest series acts as a uniting element, proposing a selection of monochromatic pictures, overhung by the motif of a knot, co-opting, in part the aesthetic of the exhibition borrowed from westerns.

No Newspaper this Summer also allows us to make a comparison with older more workshop-style pieces. This space that Chloé Dugit-Gros is looking to deconstruct with the American “S” series, relates directly to the liberty of the workshop-less artist, because of the recycling of the media that make up her work.

1 The title is borrowed from a 2009 piece created in collaboration with Aurélie Godard.

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