Rémi Dal Negro did two intensive immersive work stints lasting several weeks each in Thonon-les-Bains at the VEKA factory, a leading specialist in PVC molded windows. Based in a workspace located between the engineering and design department and the production floor, Rémi observed how the factory worked, had lengthy discussions with the personnel, and created with the help of several employees an imposing rotating sculpture. Working with materials coming directly from the production line (PVC, strap-banding, acrylic resin coating), the artist reappropriated function and certain automatic devices to create a gleaming kaleidoscopic column.
Rémi Dal Negro
Born in 1985 in Sallanches, lives and works in Marseille and Lyon.
His work as a “cartographer of sound and visual composer” incorporates a range of media, including video, installation, sculpture, drawing, and sound arrangements. It has been shown throughout France and Switzerland, notably at Galerie Eric Mouchet, the Institut d’Art Contemporain of Villeurbanne (Greenhouse in Saint-Etienne), and the espace temporaire festival in Geneva.