So who knows the term of tribulation,   2016  Textile, NFC tags Dimensions: 120 x 120 cm  The  Surtentures  series uses the appliqué fabric technique that has existed in Benin, as a court art of the kingdom of Danhomè since the early 18th century.  Scanned drawings by the artist, pictograms gleaned on the Interned then transformed, or symbols from video games intermix on these works that are electronically composed before they are executed using pieces of colored fabric by Beninese artisans who have conserved the tradition of the royal hangings of Abomey.  (click Next to continue)

So who knows the term of tribulation, 2016

Textile, NFC tags
Dimensions: 120 x 120 cm

The Surtentures series uses the appliqué fabric technique that has existed in Benin, as a court art of the kingdom of Danhomè since the early 18th century.

Scanned drawings by the artist, pictograms gleaned on the Interned then transformed, or symbols from video games intermix on these works that are electronically composed before they are executed using pieces of colored fabric by Beninese artisans who have conserved the tradition of the royal hangings of Abomey.

(click Next to continue)

   Thus revolution turns water into flame  , 2016  Textile, NFC tags Dimensions: 120 x 120 cm  NFC tags hidden in the works send cryptic messages to the spectator’s smartphones when they are held close to the fabric.  The medium of appliqué fabric, traditionally used to relate history, becomes the vehicle of non-linear narrations for the viewer to decipher and interpret, with the help of the works’ titles inspired by the symbolic “strong names” of the kings of Abomey.

Thus revolution turns water into flame, 2016

Textile, NFC tags
Dimensions: 120 x 120 cm

NFC tags hidden in the works send cryptic messages to the spectator’s smartphones when they are held close to the fabric.

The medium of appliqué fabric, traditionally used to relate history, becomes the vehicle of non-linear narrations for the viewer to decipher and interpret, with the help of the works’ titles inspired by the symbolic “strong names” of the kings of Abomey.

   Because where the mind wanders is the conundrum of freedom  , 2015  Textile, NFC tags Dimensions: 200 x 200 cm

Because where the mind wanders is the conundrum of freedom, 2015

Textile, NFC tags
Dimensions: 200 x 200 cm

   Although strength is hidden in the folds of the haptic mind  , 2015  Textile, NFC tags Dimensions: 200 x 200 cm

Although strength is hidden in the folds of the haptic mind, 2015

Textile, NFC tags
Dimensions: 200 x 200 cm

   While ignition revels in boundless energy  , 2016  Textile, NFC tags Dimensions: 120 x 120 cm

While ignition revels in boundless energy, 2016

Textile, NFC tags
Dimensions: 120 x 120 cm

   The Civil War, Episode I (Alienation)  ,   2015  Textile, NFC tags Dimensions: 120 x 120 cm

The Civil War, Episode I (Alienation), 2015

Textile, NFC tags
Dimensions: 120 x 120 cm

   The Civil War, Episode II (Liberation)  , 2015  Textile, NFC tags Dimensions: 120 x 120 cm

The Civil War, Episode II (Liberation), 2015

Textile, NFC tags
Dimensions: 120 x 120 cm

   But the one who rises shall never forsake the     descending shadow  , 2015  Textile, NFC tags Dimensions: 120 x 120 cm

But the one who rises shall never forsake the descending shadow, 2015

Textile, NFC tags
Dimensions: 120 x 120 cm

   But balance there can be  , 2015 Textile, NFC tags Dimensions: 80 x 80 cm

But balance there can be, 2015
Textile, NFC tags
Dimensions: 80 x 80 cm

   For ghosts and dogs shall fight until the end of     time,     2015  Textile, NFC tags Dimensions: 120 x 120 cm

For ghosts and dogs shall fight until the end of time, 2015

Textile, NFC tags
Dimensions: 120 x 120 cm

   Lest anger’s white shadow conquers the     fireman   ,  2015  Textile, NFC tags Dimensions: 120 x 120 cm

Lest anger’s white shadow conquers the fireman, 2015

Textile, NFC tags
Dimensions: 120 x 120 cm

   For the crown shall rest on your head, or your head on the     crown   ,  2015  Textile, NFC tags Dimensions: 120 x 120 cm

For the crown shall rest on your head, or your head on the crown, 2015

Textile, NFC tags
Dimensions: 120 x 120 cm

   Yet apparition is never the beginning  , 2016  Textile, NFC tags Dimensions: 120 x 120 cm

Yet apparition is never the beginning, 2016

Textile, NFC tags
Dimensions: 120 x 120 cm

   So who knows the term of tribulation,   2016  Textile, NFC tags Dimensions: 120 x 120 cm  The  Surtentures  series uses the appliqué fabric technique that has existed in Benin, as a court art of the kingdom of Danhomè since the early 18th century.  Scanned drawings by the artist, pictograms gleaned on the Interned then transformed, or symbols from video games intermix on these works that are electronically composed before they are executed using pieces of colored fabric by Beninese artisans who have conserved the tradition of the royal hangings of Abomey.  (click Next to continue)
   Thus revolution turns water into flame  , 2016  Textile, NFC tags Dimensions: 120 x 120 cm  NFC tags hidden in the works send cryptic messages to the spectator’s smartphones when they are held close to the fabric.  The medium of appliqué fabric, traditionally used to relate history, becomes the vehicle of non-linear narrations for the viewer to decipher and interpret, with the help of the works’ titles inspired by the symbolic “strong names” of the kings of Abomey.
   Because where the mind wanders is the conundrum of freedom  , 2015  Textile, NFC tags Dimensions: 200 x 200 cm
   Although strength is hidden in the folds of the haptic mind  , 2015  Textile, NFC tags Dimensions: 200 x 200 cm
   While ignition revels in boundless energy  , 2016  Textile, NFC tags Dimensions: 120 x 120 cm
   The Civil War, Episode I (Alienation)  ,   2015  Textile, NFC tags Dimensions: 120 x 120 cm
   The Civil War, Episode II (Liberation)  , 2015  Textile, NFC tags Dimensions: 120 x 120 cm
   But the one who rises shall never forsake the     descending shadow  , 2015  Textile, NFC tags Dimensions: 120 x 120 cm
   But balance there can be  , 2015 Textile, NFC tags Dimensions: 80 x 80 cm
   For ghosts and dogs shall fight until the end of     time,     2015  Textile, NFC tags Dimensions: 120 x 120 cm
   Lest anger’s white shadow conquers the     fireman   ,  2015  Textile, NFC tags Dimensions: 120 x 120 cm
   For the crown shall rest on your head, or your head on the     crown   ,  2015  Textile, NFC tags Dimensions: 120 x 120 cm
   Yet apparition is never the beginning  , 2016  Textile, NFC tags Dimensions: 120 x 120 cm

So who knows the term of tribulation, 2016

Textile, NFC tags
Dimensions: 120 x 120 cm

The Surtentures series uses the appliqué fabric technique that has existed in Benin, as a court art of the kingdom of Danhomè since the early 18th century.

Scanned drawings by the artist, pictograms gleaned on the Interned then transformed, or symbols from video games intermix on these works that are electronically composed before they are executed using pieces of colored fabric by Beninese artisans who have conserved the tradition of the royal hangings of Abomey.

(click Next to continue)

Thus revolution turns water into flame, 2016

Textile, NFC tags
Dimensions: 120 x 120 cm

NFC tags hidden in the works send cryptic messages to the spectator’s smartphones when they are held close to the fabric.

The medium of appliqué fabric, traditionally used to relate history, becomes the vehicle of non-linear narrations for the viewer to decipher and interpret, with the help of the works’ titles inspired by the symbolic “strong names” of the kings of Abomey.

Because where the mind wanders is the conundrum of freedom, 2015

Textile, NFC tags
Dimensions: 200 x 200 cm

Although strength is hidden in the folds of the haptic mind, 2015

Textile, NFC tags
Dimensions: 200 x 200 cm

While ignition revels in boundless energy, 2016

Textile, NFC tags
Dimensions: 120 x 120 cm

The Civil War, Episode I (Alienation), 2015

Textile, NFC tags
Dimensions: 120 x 120 cm

The Civil War, Episode II (Liberation), 2015

Textile, NFC tags
Dimensions: 120 x 120 cm

But the one who rises shall never forsake the descending shadow, 2015

Textile, NFC tags
Dimensions: 120 x 120 cm

But balance there can be, 2015
Textile, NFC tags
Dimensions: 80 x 80 cm

For ghosts and dogs shall fight until the end of time, 2015

Textile, NFC tags
Dimensions: 120 x 120 cm

Lest anger’s white shadow conquers the fireman, 2015

Textile, NFC tags
Dimensions: 120 x 120 cm

For the crown shall rest on your head, or your head on the crown, 2015

Textile, NFC tags
Dimensions: 120 x 120 cm

Yet apparition is never the beginning, 2016

Textile, NFC tags
Dimensions: 120 x 120 cm

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