Bonjour India 2013 : The floating buffet
The two artists of La cellule (Becquemin&Sagot) use sculptures, installations and performances to question desire and its processes. Their works stage the tension between the two expressions of desire – one aiming at sublimation, the other one at consumption. They experiment the desire to be found between Eros and Thanatos. They question the fragile moment where everything can fall apart, be consumed and disappear, their works often come from the absurd as a way to « escape » - in its historical sense of « letting escape a ball properly thrown » : they veer off course. Their apparent lightness unveils a more bitter reality.
The Floating Buffet is a penetrable work, support to an interactive action between the human body, the social body and food. The guest discovers a dense and compact collection of helium balloons suspended at eye level, seemingly floating in space. The balloons support choice tidbits. The guest is invited to taste the food which lightens the load of the balloons and gradually sets them free. The balloons thus become a pretext to discover a multi sensory space in which sound and the projected image play an important role.
The Floating Buffet can be experienced at the Taj Bangalore on 27th March.
For invitation passes please contact the Alliance Française de Bangalore on 080 4123 1340.