Fred and Yannick wanted to create something different with engraving and taking it out of its traditional context by putting it up on the wall.
Mécaniques DiscursivesGMUNK 8.5 R.V. 8.5 P.T. 7.8 V.M.H. 9.5 J.M. 8.5 M.P. 7.5 G.R. 9 F.A. 7 D.B. 8 A.J. 8 Creative 8.2 GMUNK 8.5 R.V. 8 P.T. 8 V.M.H. 9 J.M. 8 M.P. 8 G.R. 8.5 F.A. 6.5 D.B. 8 A.J. 8 Design 8.1 GMUNK 8 R.V. 8.2 P.T. 7.8 V.M.H. 9 J.M. 9 M.P. 7 G.R. 9 F.A. 7 D.B. 8 A.J. 7 Craft 8 GMUNK 8.3 R.V. 8.2 P.T. 7.9 V.M.H. 9.2 J.M. 8.5 M.P. 7.5 G.R. 8.8 F.A. 6.8 D.B. 8 A.J. 7.7 Total 8.1
Mécaniques Discursives is like a parenthesis between two epochs: Gutenberg's and Big Data's. By contrasting the oldest form of image reproduction (woodcutting) with the most recent digital technologies, the installation straddles centuries and contracts time.
Even if the two techniques are completely opposed, in the end when they combine the two on the wall this boundary disappears. Certain artistic collaborations seem self-evident, a synthesis that transcends practice and brings out the best of each individual. The Mécaniques Discursives project, which they have been working on since 2011, derives from such an intense collaboration.
Three years of experimentation, accompanied by 25 exhibitions across Europe and Asia, have allowed the team to continually perfect our infernal machines.