Supplementary piece n° 1

sentimental episode
Creator: 
Dominique Angel
Performer: 
Dominique Angel
Occurence: 
Starting date: 
1992
Topology: 
Adress: 
20, avenue Stephen Liégeard
Nice
Description: 

In what was called the Gallery of Pillars (currently called the Cypress Gallery) at the Villa Arson, Dominique Angel, wearing a suit and tie and a black hat, blows up a blue balloon in front of a starry black background.

He removes his hat to reveal, stuck onto his clay-covered skull, a small model landscape, including a house, a tree, and two dog figurines set under a parasol. A small bulb blinks in his earthy hair.

Then, blowing into bird decoys, on all fours, he accompanies the mechanic progression of two backfiring toy robots.

After leading the larger one to the middle of the room, and trapping it in a shallow dish, like a god reigning over his little universe, he sprays it with serpentine green until it is completely covered.

Later, seated on a television broadcasting the action that he just performed, with clay blocks he makes an enormous, rough, grotesque mask, molding it directly on his head.

He then uses it as a brush to leave traces of crumbled dirt on a wall of the room.

Finally, removing his imposing mask, he sets it on the television that is still on and concludes his performance by violently hitting this mountain of clay with a stick.

Dominique Angel | trace de la performance "Pièce supplémentaire n°1", 1992 | © Dominique Angel | photographie : © DR | courtesy de l'artiste
Dominique Angel | trace de la performance "Pièce supplémentaire n°1", 1992 | © Dominique Angel | photographie : © DR | courtesy de l'artiste
Dominique Angel | trace de la performance "Pièce supplémentaire n°1", 1992 | © Dominique Angel | photographie : © DR | courtesy de l'artiste
Dominique Angel | trace de la performance "Pièce supplémentaire n°1", 1992 | © Dominique Angel | photographie : © DR | courtesy de l'artiste
Dominique Angel | trace de la performance "Pièce supplémentaire n°1", 1992 | © Dominique Angel | photographie : © DR | courtesy de l'artiste
Dominique Angel | trace de la performance "Pièce supplémentaire n°1", 1992 | © Dominique Angel | photographie : © DR | courtesy de l'artiste
Dominique Angel | trace de la performance "Pièce supplémentaire n°1", 1992 | © Dominique Angel | photographie : © DR | courtesy de l'artiste
Dominique Angel | trace de la performance "Pièce supplémentaire n°1", 1992 | © Dominique Angel | photographie : © DR | courtesy de l'artiste
Dominique Angel | trace de la performance "Pièce supplémentaire n°1", 1992 | © Dominique Angel | photographie : © DR | courtesy de l'artiste
Dominique Angel | trace de la performance "Pièce supplémentaire n°1", 1992 | © Dominique Angel | photographie : © DR | courtesy de l'artiste
Dominique Angel | trace de la performance "Pièce supplémentaire n°1", 1992 | © Dominique Angel | photographie : © DR | courtesy de l'artiste
Dominique Angel | trace de la performance "Pièce supplémentaire n°1", 1992 | © Dominique Angel | photographie : © DR | courtesy de l'artiste
Dominique Angel | trace de la performance "Pièce supplémentaire n°1", 1992 | © Dominique Angel | photographie : © DR | courtesy de l'artiste
Dominique Angel | trace de la performance "Pièce supplémentaire n°1", 1992 | © Dominique Angel | photographie : © DR | courtesy de l'artiste
Dominique Angel | trace de la performance "Pièce supplémentaire n°1", 1992 | © Dominique Angel | photographie : © DR | courtesy de l'artiste
Dominique Angel | trace de la performance "Pièce supplémentaire n°1", 1992 | © Dominique Angel | photographie : © DR | courtesy de l'artiste
Dominique Angel | trace de la performance "Pièce supplémentaire n°1", 1992 | © Dominique Angel | photographie : © DR | courtesy de l'artiste
Dominique Angel | trace de la performance "Pièce supplémentaire n°1", 1992 | © Dominique Angel | photographie : © DR | courtesy de l'artiste
Dominique Angel | trace de la performance "Pièce supplémentaire n°1", 1992 | © Dominique Angel | photographie : © DR | courtesy de l'artiste
Dominique Angel | trace de la performance "Pièce supplémentaire n°1", 1992 | © Dominique Angel | photographie : © DR | courtesy de l'artiste