Zoe Barcza‘s Mother’s Milk solo exhibition is on at Clermont-Ferrand’s In extenso, which opened October 12 and is running to December 16.
The installation includes a series of paintings and a sculptural box housing a mechanical puppet dressed as a chef, moving back and forth and locked in a perpetual state of inertia. The exhibition title alludes to a food source that provides the basis of life; a self-generating form of support vital for growth.
The press release is a text by Erik Lavesson that narrates a story between two characters called Theo and Vincent, as well as a dog named Elle. The plot moves in a frustrated, circular motion, finding no resolution as it meanders through climate change, dark individualism and the increase feels of “impotent insomniacs.”**
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