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BALICE HERTLING: CAMILLE BLATRIX - Un ticket pour la suite - 13 Feb 2014 to 29 Mar 2014

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13 Feb 2014 to 29 Mar 2014
OPENING HOURS: Wednesday – Saturday 14-19
BALICE HERTLING
47 rue Ramponeau
FR- 75020
Paris
France
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T: +33 (0)1 40 33 47 26
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CAMILLE BLATRIX
Un ticket pour la suite
FEBRUARY 13 – MARCH 29 2014


Artists in this exhibition: CAMILLE BLATRIX


CAMILLE BLATRIX
Un ticket pour la suite

FEBRUARY 13 – MARCH 29 2014

A public transportation strike has halted traffic in all directions. The traffic will be discontinued until 2015. Whilst rushing to the terminal to take the first bus headed to Etretat, Ccb learns that all departures are cancelled. His path to reach Alison will be done on foot.

Let’s put aside Ccb for a moment. We find ourselves at the Balice Hertling Gallery, which has been slightly modified from its normal state.

It is opening night; there are bus tickets for sale. The departure date is unknown and the destination as yet unclear. The ticket booth of the « N » transport company is all we see.
« H » for Hotel, « B » for Bank, these other symbols have appeared in previous exhibitions. The « N » for Navette (Shuttle) following them adds a new site to this alphabet of services, of territories.

For the moment, that far off place towards which we have been offered a one-way trip does not yet exist. Something will happen there, or perhaps something will not. It must be put out of mind so as to concentrate on the present.
Let us focus on the incongruous nature of this moment.

In these few seconds is contained an electricity that we are invited to activate. We can leave. Momentarily distracted from our habitual moorings in time and space, we can think in different terms. The potential for escape, without regard for the duration or the distance of the journey that stands between here and our unknown destination. From this point forward, it is plausible to travel far off all the while staying close by, to laze about while savoring the speed with which we are borne away.

Despite appearances, Camille Blatrix does not linger on specific objects. This continual race allows him to create an ever-renewing impetus. The energy that results is not subject to representation; it is activated, harnessed.
The refinement of the works functions as a smokescreen.
What appears leaps and bounds.
Not as leaps in time, because time doesn’t count here, but towards a constant mobility, both internal and without limits.
 
Through this conditioning, the gallery space becomes an interface in flux. It can be transformed into a bar, a vending machine, a multi-service kiosk…those places we pass through momentarily on our way to somewhere else or that we pass by altogether. It’s not a matter of being in a hurry; it’s about taking the time to get away.

Julie Beaufils


BALICEHERTLING
47, rue Ramponeau
75020 PARIS
+33 (0)1 40 33 47 26
gallery@balicehertling.com


The identity of the company N was set up by Thibaud Meltz
and the jingle was developped by William Jame.
The strike song is a collaboration between Prison Food Sucks, Marina Nesi (voice)
and Édouard Montassut (guitar).
NiNa is sitting on a chair designed by Camille Blin and Béatrice Durandard for the counter.







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