Agence Germain Pire




Vernissage de Davide Balula "A journey through you and the leaves"

February 21st - March 28th, 2015
Opening February 21st

Vernissage de Davide Balula "A journey through you and the leaves"
Davide Balula, Coloring the Wi-Fi (with Turquoise), 2015, steel bar, paint, routeur, 153 x 80 x 1 cm, unique

In A journey through you and the leaves, Davide Balula will present a new series of sculptures, « Coloring the Wi-Fi, » as well as « Artificially Aged Paintings ».

The WiFi sculptures are metal bars painted in various colors which act as antennae. Each sculpture emits a Wi-Fi signal corresponding to its color, a digital echo of the piece can be accessed through an open network on any nearby smartphones, laptops, and tablets.

The « Artificially Aged Paintings (wet/dry/wet/dry) » were conceived following Balula's collaboration with a fabricator of climatic chambers, which reproduce the effects of erosion.

To create the work, primed canvas is submitted to a series of conditions reflecting different temperature cycles: hot, cold, humidity, etc, which simulate accelerated weather fluctuations that effect work over time.

As an extension of the exhibition at galerie frank elbaz, Davide Balula will ask to collect cell phones numbers to send visitors a text-based work straight to their phone. If you wish to participate, please send your phone number at until the 21st of February, 2pm.

An accompanying text by Lake Polan is available for download here: A Journey Through You by Lake Polan

Lake Polan is a former corporate attorney and is currently a Ph.D. student in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Chicago. Lake's research explores the contemporary legal and technological recoding of the concept of privacy in relation to perceived threats from new data collection and analytic technologies and practices.
Location: Galerie Frank Elbaz
66, rue de Turenne
75003 Paris
M° Saint-Sébastien - Froissart
Phone : +33 (0)1 48 87 50 04
Fax : +33 (0)1 48 87 52 93
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Date: Saturday, February 21, 2015
Time: 16:00-21:00 CET

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