Marie Cool Fabio Balducci | the artist

The artist Marie Cool Fabio Balducci
Born C: 1964; B: 1961, , France.
Lives and works in Paris, .

Style and technique of the artist: Performance Art,

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"Nos actions cherchent à établir une relation avec un vécu à un niveau sensitif. Nous sommes intéressés par la synthèse d’une émotion en un seul geste. Souvent pour nous, quelques minutes sont suffisantes pour transmettre cette idée, et la répétition d’un geste, tout comme l’utilisation des objets quotidiens, sont des éléments nécessaires à la mise en acte d’un dispositif de projection…"

Cool and Balducci use the term sequence, borrowed from the language of film, to describe these actions in which, through a slow zoom effect, the viewer is led to a close-up revelation on their own experiences…

Untitled, 2001

"I have been looking at performance art for something like three decades now, and during that time I’ve had the privilege of witnessing the early efforts of some of the more remarkable artists to grace the form.

Knowing what something is not is not the same as knowing what something is. It is possible to display certainty in the elimination and refutation of one classificatory order, yet remain uncertain about the validity of claiming other categorical certainties in its place. The work of Marie Cool and Fabio Balducci operates in the space of such indeterminacy, where a prosaic inventory of commonplace materials - previously including paper, thread, salt, effervescent aspirin, scotch tape, a nylon bag – are framed within exquisitely and economically executed live actions and recorded moments…