“Wasting Solutions est peut-être un processus. Wasting solutions décrypte peut-être les flux énergétiques, économiques et linguistiques. Wasting solutions met peut-être à nu les femmes des philosophes. Wasting solutions reconnaît peut-être le premier principe de la thermodynamique. – G. Berche-Ngo.”
This was my first approach to the duo show of Guillaume Baronnet & Olivier Pesret at EAD R2D2, in Brussels. Then i discovered that part of the works were realized by the two artists in their residency program, created in an architecture studio, and consequently providing new meanings for material wastes set in a white cube space.
The title of the exhibition Wasting Solutions is a suggestion to think about recycling and about how several objects could be used in artistic practices, re-thinking their common meanings and subverting the sense of waste in the creative moment.
One of the artists, Guillaume Baronnet, introduced his system of language conversion driven by sounds that humans cannot hear, and made it real by bulbs that are strictly reacting in front of the visitors. The other, Olivier Pesret, investigate the use of electrical connections usually invisible, as artworks standing in the middle of EAD R2D2 in front of the visitors.
Playing with visitors’ perception the duo also created more formal works, as the one you can see above that is exposed in a courtyard of the exhibiting space. Visitors are involved several works where they can interact and reflect themselves, from various perspectives.
Miroir, Oh mon beau miroir is the result of long analysis of people in front of artworks: behaviors, reactions. There thank’s to the polyester resin used in the work by Olivier Pesret, people are face to face to an eclipse, visible only once, and looking at themself reflecting in the artwork.