The Tables of Time
Apart, the question was not to reproduce the real but to reinterpret it to go beyond. With the singularity of irony, I teased bodies’ roughness and sensuality up to their foundations, their derealization, in full sun. Destroy and save from destruction. The Beast stands here, at the end of the trickery. A promise as a threat. To decipher it, a Braille book is needed.
By combining realistic objects, taken out from the imaginary of my everyday life, a quasi-mnemonic dimension is reached. This combination acts like an answer to the ghosts from Beyond. I dive, in order to better smuggle myself in. Unseen, unknown. Then an unplanned coherence is brought to light. It is necessary to take risks to remain faithful. The man of the future will be the one who has a long memory. Most certainly, to name is already to create."
Curator: Martin Oliva
Born in 1950, Gérard Berréby lives in Paris. In 1982, he created Allia, a publishing house currently featuring more than 750 books in its catalog. He has written two collections of poetry, Stations des profondeurs (2010) and Joker et mat (2016). Since 2011, he is the editor-in-chief of the quarterly Feuilleton. In 2012, at the theater of Gennevilliers, his video piece titled La Colle ne fait pas le collage was presented as a performance. In 2015, he exhibited The Tables of Time at the International Center of Poetry in Marseille.