Interview realized on November 16th, 2015.
Richard Monnier leads expeditions right into the heart of multi-dimensional matter. He operates empirically and accurately, by bringing elements together, overthrowing states and observing matter’s adaptation. He works with matter by manipulating it, relating experiences, inventing progressively his own rules, accepting and sometimes causing accidents and disturbances. After this encounter, shapes appear; suspended states play along with the order of things.
Sometimes a crow or a raven, in order to crack open a nut, will stop at a red light, put it on the road and, once the light turns green, expect cars to drive over the nut, leaving its content exposed. The context in which this bird lives, influences its ways of doing things, so to speak, opens possibilities and creates challenges.Idoine is the will to share a curiosity and an appetite for modes of operation, conditions for its guests’ surfacing of tools and internal logic.Idoine is led by Jérémy Glâtre, Eléonore Pano-Zavaroni and Pascale Riou, in collaboration with guests and occasional fellow travelers.
Format: 102 × 176 mm
Translator: Emilie McDermott
Release: Octobre 2015
This issue was made with the support of Échos, a partnership between the École Supérieure d’Art de l’Agglomeration d’Annecy (ESAAA) and the Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain de Genève (MAMCO) supported by the European Union, produced by ESAAA as part of DSRA - Art Research PhD.