I am a medium
Support / Surface / Materials / References / Self-deprecation
Video-Performance & Photography
Since L?HJan Van Eyck's The Red Turban Man by Jan Van Eyck in 1433, how many self-portraits?
Why use yourself as a medium? As a game, an irony, without narcissism, really? How to define oneself?
Of course I use the photographic medium but not only, here it becomes like a performance, each session taking between an hour and a half and four where I try to be as still as possible, and that my body is involved, even used as a material interests me. A nod to the origins of animation and the history of art.
As I work on the self-portrait, I realise that the more I show myself, the less people recognise me.
I Am A Medium is conceived as an installation between video/performance (which is in its original sense only a succession of still images) and photographs.
Text Florence Mirol
Fabrice Leroux's latest works are poetic and dazzling.
These pieces swallow us up, breaking with the past or the future.
It is sometimes about the passage of time, sometimes about the immediacy of the present. Just as we sometimes swallow words, his work can catch ours in order to dissolve them in the meanders of decomposition and destruction.
This is about "waiting, forgetting".
As in all transformations, all disappearances, there is the fascination and the indomitable time that passes through his works.
It is now through the artist himself that time is covered and puts on its new face ( I Am A Medium ).
It is an ode to presence and absence. As it goes along, being is swallowed up, hidden, chance is not abolished, the cover is complete.
This lucid work is to move beyond oneself, to perceive oneself disappearing and appearing, without end.
Fabrice Leroux makes poetry a relationship with absence.
There is a revelation at death.