Facing Arithmetics, ...

2013-2015



Facing Arithmetics, Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Probability and Statistics is a collection of videos created from Buster Keaton feature-length and short films. Conceived as part of Hélios Azoulay’s Aaaaaaaaaa…..aaaah ! catastrophe sonic performance piece at the Théâtre de la Criée for the opening of Marseille-Provence’s period as European Capital of Culture in 2013, the majority of these video pieces are loops that shut the characters played by the director in both dangerous and burlesque situations.

The videos proceed by an extreme stylization of the situations described above. In keeping with the series’ title, which isn’t without alluding to a certain aversion to scientific disciplines and the selective role they have assumed in our society for several decades, the videos mostly attempt to exhaust mathematical logics through rudimentary technical processes.

Making reference to natural disasters, several videos resonate with certain contemporary ecological preoccupations. As such, this reference inflects the comic situations with gravity and points to ways to fight against adversity.

Problem #8
(2016)

Problem #16
(2013)

Problem #19
(2015)

Problem #10
(2014)

Problem #3
(2014)

Problem #7
(2014)

Problem #18
(2014)

Problem #17
(2013)

Problem #14
(2013)

Problem #12
(2013)

Problem #13
(2013)

Problem #15
(2013)

Problem #11
(2013)

Problem #9
(2013)

Problem #6
(2013)

Problem #5
(2013)

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