Inside Outside: Performance Art in Public Spaces by Thierry Mandon
Thierry Mandon uses the video, the photography, the performance and the installation to express the poetic character of the everyday life, to make subtle transformations, where the spectator finds at the same time tragic and comic aspects of his existence.
Characters, a kind of archetype of the individual, are staged in improbable, uncomfortable, absurd situations. They are confronted with incompatible space-time, their human condition, their limits, their weakness or their creative power.
These themes result in works where two elements frequently appear, two worlds (ex)posed in a precarious balance; often in search of a harmony, a stable unity between man and his environment.