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David Brognon & Stéphanie Rollin

The two Luxembourg-based artists David Brognon (*1978, Messancy, Belgium) and Stéphanie Rollin (*1980, Luxembourg) have been working together since 2004. Over the years they have developed a formal language marked by evocative allusions. They choose these means with great freedom, working with video, sculpture and installation so as to deal sensitively with many difficult topics that concern the ‘margins’ of society. In the video Melancholia and the Infinite Sadness (2012), a male figure is systematically covering a geometrical figure with white paint. The title is a clear allusion to the famous engraving Melencolia I (1514) by Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528), on which, in addition to the allegorical female figure of melancholy, a large polyhedron can be seen, which has been interpreted in many different ways. The enigmatic and almost hypnotic action seems to be mainly aimed at helping the person perform some repetitive manual activity. In the strong contrast between light and dark, the scene develops a special intensity.

Artworks

  1. David Brognon & Stéphanie Rollin I Love you but I’ve Chosen Darkness (Golden Shoot), 2011

    Table de consommation de drogues dures en inox
    Chaînes plaquées en or tissées à la main
    130 x 80 x 45 cm
    Collection Mudam Luxembourg
    Acquisition 2012
    © Photo : David Brognon & Stéphanie Rollin

  1. David Brognon & Stéphanie Rollin Melancholia and the Infinite Sadness, 2012

    Vidéo couleur, muet
    10 min 27 sec
    Collection Mudam Luxembourg
    Donation 2015 – Allen & Overy
    © David Brognon et Stéphanie Rollin

  1. David Brognon & Stéphanie Rollin Totentanz (Golden Shoot), 2012

    Vidéo couleur, son
    9 min 44 sec
    Collection Mudam Luxembourg
    Donation 2012 – Les artistes
    © David Brognon & Stéphanie Rollin

Marina Abramović, "Video Portrait Gallery", 1975-1998 | Collection Mudam Luxembourg | Acquisition 2001
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