Panorama zero

galerie bugada et cargnel 24th february 2017 - 22th april 2017

For his solo show Panorama zéro, Théo Mercier presents a collection of sculptures and photographs, which are means of questioning the making of history, as a construction as well as a deconstruction. By placing traces of the recent or distant past and traces of the present side by side, he questions the phenomena of ruin and obsolescence. Unfolding as a landscape of sculptures consisting in unstable combinations of heterogeneous objects, Théo Mercier creates an environment in which objects become harbingers of a disaster to come. Without lapsing into romanticism, which he rejects unless it is subverted, he accomplishes a form of backwards archaeology that tends to reveal the beauty of destruction processes.