Off to a flying start curated by Ami Barak
Crash Cars, 2013
Alain Declercq - Paris, France
Two driverless cars loop at a constant speed. The cars travel in a figure-eight loop tragectory, threatening to collide. Through a playful action and a cynical tone, the artist loops symbols of wealth and power.
Two driverless cars are set to loop at the same speed. As their trajectory produces a figure-eight loop, the two cars risk brushing against each other, constantly threatening to collide. Through a playful action and a cynical tone, the artist manages to loop – in an absurd, daft manner – one of the most straightforward symbols of wealth and power.
Declercq scrutinizes several structures of power and the types of oppression they provoke, such as security schizophrenia, supervision, media manipulation. The artist's role-reversal game makes him an evidence hunter as well as a dysfunction provoker, aiming to reverse situations and preventing him from going around in circles.
Suitable for all ages
Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen Street West
This project is outdoors.