The artwork

Metal letters
25×450 cm
Ed. of 5
Courtesy of the artist and Incognito

LETTRE MORTE is an exhibition of the French artist Renaud Auguste-Dormeuil presented at incognito gallery from 2003, september 18th to november 8th. The installation is 2 sentences “Point de Vue” and “Images du Monde” in steel, face to face in a corridor. The sentences are reversed. The idea is that each sentence can be normally read from outside of gallery with thermal glasses. These military glasses can see through the walls but can’t see through metal. This symbolic piece is part of the concerns of the artist about security, private and public life. In this installation, the visitor is disturbed by the inversion of the two sentences which is a meaning of the hidden information. Does the actual reading of things come from what we do not see?

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The artist

Renaud Auguste-Dormeuil is a french artist, born in 1968 and living in Paris, France. He was a pensionary of Villa Medicis in 2009/2010 in Roma, Italy. The artist is represented by Galerie In Situ. In 2016, he participates to shows at Fondation François Schneider, Wattwiller ; Musée d’Art Concret, Mouans-Sartoux and Crossover, a performatif project, Maxxi in Roma. In 2015, he exposes at Palais de Tokyo. In 2013, MAC/VAL presented his personal exhibition Include me out. In 2010, Best wishes at la Maison des Arts of Malakoff. His show, The Day before was presented in 2004 at Eglise du vieux Saint Sauveur in Caen ; Swiss Institute, New York and Photoespana04 in Madrid. His performance I will keep a light burning has been shown in 2014 at Centre George Pompidou, in 2011 for FIAC artfair, Nuit Blanche and la Villa Medicis. In 2010, he wons Prix Meurice and presented his performing Blackout New York. A selection of group shows : in 2015, MUDAM in Luxembourg, in 2014, CAC Meymac. In 2013, Friche Belle de Mai, Marseille and Bienne in Switzerland. At Printemps de Septembre in Toulouse in 2012, in Tripostal, Lille in 2011. Galerie incognito presented the solo show Lettre Morte in 2003 in Paris, France.