Magnet River


Juli Susin

On the occasion of Nouveau Prentemps de Toulouse, Musée des Abattoirs, under the curatorial direction of matali crasset. From 2 juin on 12 november 2023.


The installation is composed of two permeable spaces:

The virtual dimension, giving access to the holographic reservoir of memory, and the objective realm of the exhibition room.

The first space features a film produced in collaboration with Raisa Aid (Paraguay). The manipulation of filmic material transcends documentary shots, where time and territory intersect intuitively.

The second space presented the The Boarding Area and customs control apparatus:
the Conveyor Belt, the Scanner, the Control Monitor with a zigzag-shaped instrument - the Radio – above it, successive containers filled with ceramic objects, photographs, and various documents pierce the mirror, inspected by the Baggage Check Scanner, synchronized with the film projected on the wall opposite.
The title Chronos-Swimmer is inspired the score written by Jeanne Susin for prepared piano and cello. The music for the film’s soundtrack, which mixes basic string inputs with electronic sounds, imbues the movement across the threshold between dimensions to elements of all kinds that materialize in the second space’s Boarding Area.

The ceramic works were created between 2017 and 2022 in Italy, at the Ernan&Pacetti workshop in Albisola and at Guido Garbarino’s workshop in Sacello (Italy).

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