Sculpture in cement and acrylic resin, wasp nests. 28 x 28.2 x 51.2cm.
“What is vital today”, writes the philosopher Jacques Rancière, “is the development of all forms of secession from the modes of perception, thought, life and community proposed by the logics of inequality (…) . In this enveloping environment, we try to dig holes, arrange them and expand them rather than assembling armies for battle. »*
In a construction site cone – this shape is called by mathematicians “cone of revolution” – wasps have integrated their nest, a fine construction made of wood and saliva, as if they had settled in the signage. The sculpture creates a fiction of animal irreverence in the face of the injunctions of human environments. It also exposes a way of "nibbling ground", of interfering in the territory of the other, of settling there neither seen nor known.
*in What time do we live in. Interviews with Éric Hazan, La Fabrique, 2007.