Mark Geffriaud, 2018
Publisher: Le Plateau / Frac Île-de-France.
Dimensions: 27.9 x 21.5 cm
This artist’s book gathers a series of scripts for public speeches made by Mark Geffriaud since 2011. These toasts’ scripts are composed of notes and indications, as well as images to be broadcast or reproduced during the performance.
Based on the production of installations, sculptures, films and performances the work of Mark Geffriaud (born 1977 in Vitry sur Seine, lives and works in Paris) focuses on the construction of time and memory. The apparition (circulation) and disappearance (oblivion) of images and forms prepares the ground of a fragmented archaeology in which misunderstanding as a cognitive process plays a great part. Free associations, formal comparisons and false fictions allow the artist to share a kind of subtle and shifted perception of the world. Mark Geffriaud’s works suggest an absence and tends to draw the outline of a universe that the viewer is invited to fill up with his own projections.