On the evening of Thursday, November 17th, Parsons Paris students will present Sorry. I didn’t get that., a series of performances, installations and artworks, that will occupy the Monnaie de Paris exhibition Maurizio Cattelan: Not Afraid of Love. From a childish mischievousness to a cynical critique Sorry. I didn’t get that. will create a dialogue with the works by Maurizio Cattelan while further exposing the complicated nature of identity, the self portrait and interpersonal relationships.
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Le jeudi 17 Novembre au soir, les élèves de Parsons Paris présenteront Sorry. I didn’t get that., un ensemble de performances, d’installations et d’oeuvres qui occuperont la Monnaie de Paris et son exposition Maurizio Cattelan: Not Afraid of Love. Entre espièglerie enfantine et critique cynique Sorry. I didn’t get that.créera un dialogue avec les œuvres de Maurizio Cattelan autour des enjeux de l’identité, de l’autoportrait et des relations interpersonnelles.
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In case you missed it, the event looked something like this with students among Catalan’s works:
Arc Autoportant by Lucian Moriyama
In the arch, movement is rendered still and tangible. An arch collapses until the precise moment when the keystone is set into place.The arch: any part of a curve. Curvature in the shape of an arch. From the Latin arcus, bow.
The arch is an architectural question mark, a comparison between places or times.
There is no need to imagine that the ancient porta triumphalis was already an arched gateway. On the contrary, since it served an entirely symbolic act, it would originally have been erected by the simplest of means – namely, two posts and a straight lintel.
«I Am Not An Artist» by Sebastian Grant
«I Am Not An Artist» explores the ambiguous nature of identity, and mimics Cattelan’s satirical approach to self-portraiture in a play of three acts and two scenes.
Forgive Me. I Can No Longer Live With My Nerves by Maureen Muse
This performance explores the lies and absurdity in media and news. The performer moves throughout the exhibition, handing out pieces of toilet paper printed with images from Cattelan’s Toilet Paper magazine and an Israeli newspaper. As the performer moves around the exhibition passing out the pieces of toilet paper, she will be acting as Jean Seberg’s character Patricia Franchini in Jean-Luc Godard’s 1960 film, À bout de souffle.
Siri Love by Olivia Tucker & MC
Siri Love addresses the perceived intelligence of technology by creating a false dialogue between iPhones. As we become more dependent on technology as a mean of communication, there is a danger of miscommunication. Siri’s misunderstanding of us often has comical results. Our interpersonal relationship will continue to change as technology evolves.
John by MC
This is John. He has been vocal for a few years now, although just now learning to speak for himself. He is looking for some social interactions. Please help him correct his attitude. A special thanks to Benjamin Gaulon for technical support.
Photos by Sheena Fong.