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Marie Cool Fabio Balducci

The performances of Marie Cool (b. 1961, Valenciennes) and Fabio Balducci (b. 1964, Ostra) are devoid of theatricality and sophisticated staging. The works are made with limited means (sheets of A4 paper, wire, adhesive tape, pencils) and simple technical devices such as light, shade and movement. Whether performed live in the presence of an audience or recorded on camera, the works focus on simple gestures, often carried out slowly and with a concerted regularity. Working together since 1995, Cool and Balducci have, since 2005, also produced drawings using a photocopier, opening the lid of the machine during the reproduction process to generate different effects. The fragile character of these drawings is coherent with the subtle nature of their performances, which can be characterised by their singular approach to working with space and in time.

Artworks

  1. Marie Cool Fabio Balducci Sans titre, 2005-2007

    Ensemble de 18 dessins
    21 x 29,7 cm chacun
    Collection Mudam Luxembourg
    Acquisition 2007
    Vue de l’exposition Mudam Guest House 07, 13.10.2007 – 26.11.2007, Mudam Luxembourg
    © Photo : Andrés Lejona | Mudam Luxembourg

  1. Marie Cool Fabio Balducci Untitled (4 feuilles de papier, table (180 x 100 cm)), 2006

    Action. Vidéo : 2 min 11 sec, silencieuse
    Ed. 2/3 + 1 EA
    Collection Mudam Luxembourg, Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean
    Acquisition 2013
    © Marie Cool Fabio Balducci

  1. Marie Cool Fabio Balducci Untitled (eau, fil de coton, table, scotch), 2011

    Action. Vidéo : 1 min 6 sec, silencieuse
    Ed. 1/3 + 2 EA
    Collection Mudam Luxembourg, Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean
    Acquisition 2013
    © Marie Cool Fabio Balducci

  1. Marie Cool Fabio Balducci Untitled (ouverture dans le mur, lumière), 2007

    Action. Vidéo : 1 min 18 sec, silencieuse
    Ed. 1/3 + 2 EA
    Collection Mudam Luxembourg, Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean
    Acquisition 2013
    © Marie Cool Fabio Balducci

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