BERTRAND LAMARCHE
 



CAC Bretigny, Credit Marc Domage            








Bertrand Lamarche - Tunnels, 1998 at CAC Bretigny,
© Marc Domage

The work of Bertrand Lamarche experiments with the convergent and simultaneous sensation of two experience, confronting the human body with his physical scale and with a certain culture of roaming arround the city. In this Sense, the piece Tunnel, which was first presented at the Bretigny sur Orges ART CENTRE, and Then at ARCO 99, by the sous sol Gallery, is certainly exemplary.

Says Nicolas Chardon, of the Sous sol gallery: «there are three cables streched out parallel to eye level from one side of the exhibition room to the other. The central cable suspend a series of rails, on each one of which there are two spinning orange lights, while over the other two cables there is a long, flexible ventilation tube. The spinnng light are intercepted by the plastic walls of the tubes, suspended at the same level. like an echo of these lights , one can see, looking inside the tubes from each end, some orange rings, which, depending on the direction of the lights, go forward or backwards, always following the structure of the duct.   

Lamarche’s piece - a simple model, a sculpture without a pedestal in the form of a suspension bridge, a complicated meccano for grownup children who are simultaneously lovers of constructivism and the shapes that seem through the interminable length of ring-road tunnels - seems to roughly grad the meanings that circulate, in the image of the hypnotic halo, producted here, in an uninterrupted movemnt of coming and going all along the air duct.To walk around this piece is equivalent to being, at the same time and in the same tempo, very big and very small, very fast and very slow, very flexible and very rigid The body itself chooses it rhythm, it scale and its tempo.»

Nicolas Bourriaud, ARCO’s Noticias, 1999

TUNNELS, 1998
In situ Installation, flexible tubulars, metallic wires, revolving lights.
Variable dimensions





CAC Bretigny, credit Marc Domage
Bertrand Lamarche - Tunnels, 1998
at CAC Bretigny, © Marc Domage


CAC Bretigny, credit Marc Domage
Bertrand Lamarche - Tunnels, 1998
at CAC Bretigny, © Marc Domage



CAC Bretigny, credit Marc Domage
Bertrand Lamarche - Tunnels, 1998
at CAC Bretigny, © Marc Domage



Exhibition view at CCC, Centre de Création Contemporaine, Tours 2012, credit Nicolas Brasseur