Vue de l'installation de Camille Blatrix, Lafayette Anticipations – Fondation d'entreprise Galeries Lafayette, 2018
View of Camille Blatrix's installation (detail), 2018 © Lafayette Anticipations

An installation by Camille Blatrix

As part of the Fondation’s opening, Camille Blatrix has explored for one year a concealed space of the building that may be seen only if accompanied by a cultural mediator.
Located near the production workshop – where the piece was assembled – and at a distance from the exhibition space – where we would expect to find it, the young artist's semi-permanent installation echoes the Fondation’s technical functions. It was inspired by the geothermic wells and the network that irrigate the building at its heart: Camille Blatrix interprets these fluids as the generator of a continual flow that releases an unremitting energy.

Despite a smooth and glazed appearance and the aesthetics of standardized production that features them, Camille Blatrix's pieces seek to establish an emotional and poetic connection with the viewer, thus blowing the heat or the cold. These animated machines show the worrying condition of bodies in today's world. Inspired by advertising and film strategies that manipulate emotions, fears and fascinations, Camille Blatrix continually questions, admires and depreciates stereotypical images, as well as their impact on our imagination and feelings.

Born in 1984 (Paris), Camille Blatrix trained at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris and is laureate of the Fondation d’entreprise Ricard prize (2014).

Practical Information

This installation may be seen only if accompanied by a cultural mediator. Visits take place every half hour on Thursday between 7PM and 10PM.

Visitors can also discover Camille Blatrix's installation everyday at 6PM (except for Tuesday) during the ongoing exhibition guided tours or on Sunday at 4:30PM during LArchi visit.

Contact: mediation[a]lafayetteanticipations[.]com.
Tour
Lafayette Anticipations

Every Thursday from October, 18 2018 to January,3 2019. Tours every half hour from 7pm to 9:30
from 07 pm to 10 pm

Vue de l'installation de Camille Blatrix, Lafayette Anticipations – Fondation d'entreprise Galeries Lafayette, 2018
View of Camille Blatrix's installation (detail), 2018 © Lafayette Anticipations

From
20 Jun
to
09 Sep

Lundi11h - 20h
TuesdayClosed
Wednesday11h - 20h
Thursday11h - 22h
Friday11h - 22h
Saturday11h - 22h
Sunday11h - 20h