Croy Nielsen

Benoît Maire

Ohne Warum

8. 2. – 15. 3. 2013

Images

Benoît Maire, installation view  Ohne Warum, 2013

Benoît Maire, installation view Ohne Warum, 2013

Benoît Maire, Weapon In The Evening, 2013, Plexiglas, resin, metal, rayogram, crystal fragments in plastic bag

Benoît Maire, Weapon In The Evening, 2013, Plexiglas, resin, metal, rayogram, crystal fragments in plastic bag

Benoît Maire, Weapon In The Evening, 2013, Plexiglas, resin, metal, rayogram, crystal fragments in plastic bag

Benoît Maire, Weapon In The Evening, 2013, Plexiglas, resin, metal, rayogram, crystal fragments in plastic bag

Benoît Maire, installation view  Ohne Warum, 2013

Benoît Maire, installation view Ohne Warum, 2013

Benoît Maire, Untitled, 2013, Plexiglas, dice, collage

Benoît Maire, Untitled, 2013, Plexiglas, dice, collage

Benoît Maire, Weapon That Sees, 2013, Plexiglas, camera lens, crystal fragments, cardboard box painted white

Benoît Maire, Weapon That Sees, 2013, Plexiglas, camera lens, crystal fragments, cardboard box painted white

Benoît Maire, Weapon That Sees, 2013 (detail), Plexiglas, camera lens, crystal fragments, cardboard box painted white

Benoît Maire, Weapon That Sees, 2013 (detail), Plexiglas, camera lens, crystal fragments, cardboard box painted white

Benoît Maire, installation view  Ohne Warum, 2013

Benoît Maire, installation view Ohne Warum, 2013

Benoît Maire, Untitled, 2013, C-Print

Benoît Maire, Untitled, 2013, C-Print

Benoît Maire, installation view  Ohne Warum, 2013

Benoît Maire, installation view Ohne Warum, 2013

Benoît Maire, Weapon On The Ground, 2013, Eleven porcelain shells, resin, clay, frame

Benoît Maire, Weapon On The Ground, 2013, Eleven porcelain shells, resin, clay, frame

Benoît Maire, i.e.5, 2013, Digital video, iMac monitor

Benoît Maire, i.e.5, 2013, Digital video, iMac monitor

Benoît Maire, i.e.5, 2013, Digital video, iMac monitor

Benoît Maire, i.e.5, 2013, Digital video, iMac monitor

Press Release

Maire’s work investigates continental philosophy and can be seen as an ongoing endeavor to give concrete shape to theory. Using his crudely hand-engineered tools of measurement he explores the physical world as a Quixotic metaphor for contemporary philosophy. For his show at Croy Nielsen he continues this analysis through video, sculptures, and photographs. In a meta-documented performance displayed on a computer, Maire attempts to understand his relationship with the sun, some shadows, the course of a bird, a few clouds and the sand in an arena. The show also comprises a makeshift solar diorama hanging from the ceiling, two Plexiglas shelves serving as displays of classification for a disparate array of tools such as a lambda rayogram and crystal fragments. Finally a shadow box containing porcelain shells and a tool is juxtaposed with the aforementioned video in a contrasting display of technological means of presentation and calculation. Each work is connected with one another as evidence of Maire’s alchemic attempt to materialize postmodern theory.

Images

Benoît Maire

Ohne Warum

8. 2. – 15. 3. 2013
Benoît Maire, installation view  Ohne Warum, 2013

Benoît Maire, installation view Ohne Warum, 2013

Benoît Maire, Weapon In The Evening, 2013, Plexiglas, resin, metal, rayogram, crystal fragments in plastic bag

Benoît Maire, Weapon In The Evening, 2013, Plexiglas, resin, metal, rayogram, crystal fragments in plastic bag

Benoît Maire, Weapon In The Evening, 2013, Plexiglas, resin, metal, rayogram, crystal fragments in plastic bag

Benoît Maire, Weapon In The Evening, 2013, Plexiglas, resin, metal, rayogram, crystal fragments in plastic bag

Benoît Maire, installation view  Ohne Warum, 2013

Benoît Maire, installation view Ohne Warum, 2013

Benoît Maire, Untitled, 2013, Plexiglas, dice, collage

Benoît Maire, Untitled, 2013, Plexiglas, dice, collage

Benoît Maire, Weapon That Sees, 2013, Plexiglas, camera lens, crystal fragments, cardboard box painted white

Benoît Maire, Weapon That Sees, 2013, Plexiglas, camera lens, crystal fragments, cardboard box painted white

Benoît Maire, Weapon That Sees, 2013 (detail), Plexiglas, camera lens, crystal fragments, cardboard box painted white

Benoît Maire, Weapon That Sees, 2013 (detail), Plexiglas, camera lens, crystal fragments, cardboard box painted white

Benoît Maire, installation view  Ohne Warum, 2013

Benoît Maire, installation view Ohne Warum, 2013

Benoît Maire, Untitled, 2013, C-Print

Benoît Maire, Untitled, 2013, C-Print

Benoît Maire, installation view  Ohne Warum, 2013

Benoît Maire, installation view Ohne Warum, 2013

Benoît Maire, Weapon On The Ground, 2013, Eleven porcelain shells, resin, clay, frame

Benoît Maire, Weapon On The Ground, 2013, Eleven porcelain shells, resin, clay, frame

Benoît Maire, i.e.5, 2013, Digital video, iMac monitor

Benoît Maire, i.e.5, 2013, Digital video, iMac monitor

Benoît Maire, i.e.5, 2013, Digital video, iMac monitor

Benoît Maire, i.e.5, 2013, Digital video, iMac monitor

Press Release

Maire’s work investigates continental philosophy and can be seen as an ongoing endeavor to give concrete shape to theory. Using his crudely hand-engineered tools of measurement he explores the physical world as a Quixotic metaphor for contemporary philosophy. For his show at Croy Nielsen he continues this analysis through video, sculptures, and photographs. In a meta-documented performance displayed on a computer, Maire attempts to understand his relationship with the sun, some shadows, the course of a bird, a few clouds and the sand in an arena. The show also comprises a makeshift solar diorama hanging from the ceiling, two Plexiglas shelves serving as displays of classification for a disparate array of tools such as a lambda rayogram and crystal fragments. Finally a shadow box containing porcelain shells and a tool is juxtaposed with the aforementioned video in a contrasting display of technological means of presentation and calculation. Each work is connected with one another as evidence of Maire’s alchemic attempt to materialize postmodern theory.