Julien Creuzet

  • Julien Creuzet

  • Julien Creuzet - Projects

    Mon corps, carcasse, se casse casse casse / Mon corps canne à sucre flèche flèche flèche / Mon corps banane est en larme larme larme / Mon corps peau noire, au coucher du soleil, / ne trouve le sommeil / Mon corps plantation poison / Mon corps plantation poison / Mon corps plantation / Demande la rançon / La pluie n’est plus la pluie / La pluie goutte aiguille / La pluie acide pesticide / La pluie infanticide / Mon père vivait près de la rivière / La rivière était à la lisière / Du champ de banane pour paname / Banane rouge poudrière / Sous les tropiques du Cancer, 2019
    Digital cut on metal, powder-coated paint, CGI animation
    240 x 620 x 300 cm

    Coproduction Fondation d’entreprise Ricard & Nuit Blanche 2019

    Avenue Winston Churchill

    Julien Creuzet was born in 1986 in Blanc-Mesnil in the region of Paris. This sculpture is an allegory of a landscape from a fantasized Caribbean: an upside down banana field portrayed in acidulous colours. This work was inspired by an environmental disaster; the contamination of the land, rivers, and groundwater of Martinique and Guadeloupe by kepone, a pesticide used from 1972 to 1993 to eradicate the banana weevil. The title of this sculpture is the lyrics of a song, written for the occasion and set to a lively, upbeat Afro-pop score, an allusion to the cultures of the Caribbean combining festivity and melancholy. The music gave rise to the creation of an animated film: a journey into the bosom of the banana tree, revealing the vestiges of a colonial system.

    Photo: Courtesy the artist ; High Art, Paris ; DOCUMENT, Chicago



    Video: InstanT Productions

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