Installations
Short Stories Two slide projectors running at different speeds, one of them is projecting subjects, the other one is projecting violent acts, 2011
EN Two slide projectors running at different speeds. One of them is projecting subjects, the other one is projecting violent - sometimes absurd - acts, drawn from private lives, news media, social phenomena, and historical events. All these big and small stories that make up History get condensed...
EN "Progress and catastrophe are two sides of the same coin." This quote from Hannah Arendt sheds light on the fate of the Hindenburg Zeppelin, this mobile mass hovering over cities, a moving propaganda for the Nazi party, and of which the collapse and destruction were premonitory of much bigger...
EN Installation, words made of pins Starting from the vocabulary of concealment used by bureaucrats within totalitarian regimes, Agnès Geoffray introduces this representation of language. Words were used as instruments for camouflage in order to eradicate the facts. The work is presented as an...
ENG Sound installation: a loudspeaker is displayed in the form of a dark wooden cube, and broadcasts the voice of a man who recounts the story of a Hiroshima survivor. The sound is broadcast on a loop. Each time the speech begins, a violent light brightens the room and dims as the testimony...
EN Cruel, fanciful, comical or moving, the Canards – thin pamphlets distributed in working-class areas in the 16th and 17th centuries – were the ancestors of papers and periodical publications. Agnès Geoffray chose here to reproduce the standfirsts alone, introductions to these gruesome accounts,...
Testimony, wooden speaker, sound installation with man's voice, the light decrease for the duration of sound, 35x35x35 cm, 2', loop, 2009 text
Hole, sound installation, 9'30", 2003 A girl tells her gruesome diary. The light environment decreases until the complete darkness.