Dans les temps (In times) comes from a workshop set up by the teachers at the Fine Art School in Aix-en-Provence and the artist, Rémi Dall’aglio. The theme given to the students, then in their second year, was “Art and Science”. Benoît Espinola, Elodie Garonne and Candie Alet chose to explore “Time”. With a month before them (two weeks of reflection and two weeks to produce the work), they created this installation in collaboration with two other students (Amandine Le Bihan and Lionel Montenot). Later, an exhibition of the work was proposed at the Town Hall of Aix-en-Provence. The objective ? Materialise time, show how it can be distorted, its visual and audio disparity, in brief accentuate the perception of a notion that is both common to yet different for each of us (who has never said : “This hour has just flown by !”). From where the decision to disrupt a metronome – an object measuring not only time, but also setting a rhythm – enclosed within in its enlarged reincarnation, as an illusion, a metaphor of alterable time. Through a spyhole, the spectator can see the tiny metronome function, but he cannot hear it. Except though a microphone, also visible. Nevertheless, the sound that it permeates via the loudspeaker integrated into the installation does not correspond to the movement (directly modified by a programme which puts the sound rendered out of step). Thus time becomes elastic : its perception, broken up. And thus the spectator – listener finds himself projected no longer in time but into times.
Born 1.11.87 / / 2008-2009 : 3rd year at the Fine Art School in Ix-en-Provence studying for the DNAP / / 2005-2006 : Preparatory year at the Ecole Municipale d’Arts Plastiques in Nice (Villa Thiole) / / 2008 “C’est sud” Festival - Presentation of “Dans les temps”, in the Salle des Etats in the Town Hall of Aix-en-Provence / / Participation in an artistic performance in Aix- en-Provence with the artist Olivier Grossetête – “C’est sud” Festival / /
Born 25.01.88 / / 2008-2009 3rd year at the Fine Art School in Aix-en-Provence studying for the DNAP / / 2005-2006 : Preparatory year at the Fine Art School in Castres / / “C’est sud” Festival - Presentation of “Dans les temps”, in the Salle des Etats in the Town Hall of Aix-en-Provence / / Participation in an artistic performance in Aix-en-Provence with the artist Olivier Grossetête – “C’est sud” Festival / /
Born 27.10.84 / / 2008-2009 : 3rd year at the Fine Art School in Aix-en-Provence studying for the DNAP, specialising in art and technology / / 2005-2006 First year of Science for the Engineer at the Paul Cézanne University – Aix-Marseilles / / “C’est sud” Festival - Presentation of “Dans les temps”, in the Salle des Etats in the Town Hall of Aix en Provence / / Group exhibition “Sans titre 1.0” at the Fine Art School in Art, Aix-en-Provence / / Installation « Walls » second year project at the Fine Art Scool in Aix-en-Provence / / 2007 Group exhibition at the Exposition collective Fine Art Scool in Aix-en-Provence / / 2005 Creation of a fresco for the UNESCO programme “Education for All” exhibition in Brasilia in the Brazilian Parliament and at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris / /