Deux mille quinze
Mark Geffriaud, 2020
Foreword by: Xavier Franceschi
Texts by: Mark Geffriaud
Publisher: Le Plateau / Frac Ile de France
Graphic design: Coline Sunier & Charles Mazé
Dimensions: 32 x 23.5 cm
The film installation around which Mark Geffriaud’s exhibition at Le Plateau was designed in 2016 examines our relationship with time. It consists of footage of two different locations, namely, the construction site of what will be the world’s biggest telescope in the Atacama Desert in Chile and, the shores of Lake Titicaca, between Bolivia and Peru, where large building stones were abandoned more than a thousand years ago. Different theories on the building for which they were intended rely on the past to construct various projections of a future that will forever remain fictitious.
The book deux mille quinze, conceived by Mark Geffriaud in partnership with Coline Sunier & Charles Mazé, in written form going against the grain of the project, provides another aspect to the exhibition staged at Le Plateau by using as a starting point various images made by the artist that, hanging on the walls and shelves of his studio, re-enact a narrative referring to the production process of such a work. Page after page, we look back through a history reflecting the origin of the creation of the 9project.
Published following the eponymous exhibition at Le Plateau / Frac Île-de-France, Paris, in 2016.