M.2062 (Fitzcarraldo), 2014

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Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster

Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster

M.2062 (Fitzcarraldo), 2014

Video projection, hologram, Pepper’s ghost effect, colour, sound

15 min.

Collection of the Fondation Louis Vuitton

© Adagp, Paris, 2018 © Fondation Louis Vuitton / Marc Domage

Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster

M.2062 (Fitzcarraldo), 2014

Video projection, hologram, Pepper’s ghost effect, colour, sound

15 min.

Collection of the Fondation Louis Vuitton

© Adagp, Paris, 2018 © Fondation Louis Vuitton / Marc Domage

Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster

M.2062 (Fitzcarraldo), 2014

Video projection, hologram, Pepper’s ghost effect, colour, sound

15 min.

Collection of the Fondation Louis Vuitton

© Adagp, Paris, 2018 © Fondation Louis Vuitton / Marc Domage

Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster explores the relationship between reality and fiction in the form of environments, performances, photos and films.

Bringing together cinematographic, literary and musical reminiscences, each of her works wanders between different places, times and references. The artist has placed herself in the piece in the form of a hologram resembling the protagonist in Werner Herzog’s film Fitzcarraldo (1982). The famous rubber baron Fitzcarraldo is fascinated by the singer Caruso and pursues his dream to build the world’s biggest opera house in the Amazon. Dressed in a white suit, with a gramophone player under her arm, the artist re-enacts some of the scenes in the film while reciting the names of real and fictional characters of the 19th and 20th centuries whom she has previously embodied: Louis II of Bavaria, the Boy with the Green Hair, Scarlett O’Hara, Lola Montès and Edgar Allan Poe. Paradoxically, the artist loses her identity behind these multiple figures, gaining a form of anonymity, “the last place of freedom”.

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Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster

Born in 1965, in Strasbourg (France)
Lives and works in Paris (France)

Like Pierre Huyghe and Philippe Parreno, with whom she has been linked since her student days in Grenoble, the exhibition is Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster’s preferred medium. 
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