critics: François ROCHE & Ezio BLASETTI w/ Farzin LOTFI-JAM
suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.
Luis Felipe PARIS & Andriana KOUTALIANOU: (And yes, it seems that it is so, that you have left saying I-don’t-know-what, that you were going to throw yourse. . . .) but . . . is he still outside. . . .? there there, a reflection of himself . . . it lures him. . . . the notion of the double . . . Ego and Body, the reflection of his soul . . . or maybe another life, or another . . . is it, you, that is behind this mirror. . . .?
A maze of mirrors and scattered reflective surfaces is unfolding, interacting with him, adapting to his choices. The structure grows, almost formless, constantly fluctuating . . . like an indeterminate space, with no reference point . . . A wayward distraction. Prize. Isolation. Bursts of cortisone and adrenaline. Dizziness. A falling. No vanishing point. Sensation. An infinite prison. Trapped. Trapped. Inside? This peculiar. Trapped within his own representation. Or maybe. Trapped inside his own mind. Is it a dream? He cannot. It’s overwhelming. Consuming. He cannot. For much longer. Are these slits of light. He reaches. Grab, grab the surface. Sharp. Acute. Pain. Hostile. Just an illusion. Escape? No way out. . . .
sP: What or who influenced this project?
LFP & AK: François Roche, Ezio Blasetti, Markus Kayser, André Kertész, Yayoi Kusama, Glacial formations, Mise en Abyme.
sP: What were you reading/listening to/watching while developing this project?
LFP & AK: Reading Jacques Lacan, Jurgis Baltrušaitis, Julio Cortázar. Listening to Krzysztof Penderecki, Famasloop.
sP: Whose work is currently on your radar?
LFP & AK: R&Sie(n), Ezio Blasetti, Young & Ayata, Biothing, Supermanouver, Exyzt.