Crise de lard (La) - season 2

Jérôme Giller

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7’30 • 2008 • st english • Belgium • artist’s film • 4/3

La crise de lard is a video series produced as a small, satirical, pamphleteering play in which Jérôme Giller adopts an absurd, deliberately polemical tone to comment on historical works of art, the artistic world and the way it works.

The chattering and media events surrounding works of art are inclined to make the works disappear in favour of comments, be these appropriate or not.
It is as though reviewing art today was becoming art itself.
Art has become a cultural industry and Duchamp’s viewer is now a mere spectator who must, at all costs, be persuaded of the relevance and quality of what he sees.
The viewer is stripped of any critical sense, goaded as he is into "hyperconsuming" contemporary art.
By assuming the role of a polemical spectator, the artist proposes an attempt at liberating our perception and critical sense.

Second season
Jean-François Lyotard, in an article titled Le sublime et l’avant-garde, remarks that (today) sublimity is no longer found in art, but in speculation on art.
In other words, Lyotard observes a mutation in the concept of the sublime, and its shift away from the value of transcendence to the value represented by money.
The second season of La crise de lard highlights the ideologies underlying capitalist society: religiosity and financialisation of art, along with the glorification of the individual-artist-egotist.

Episodes: Fetichism / Alleluia / Idolatry / Phynance / Golden art / Charity / Catechism Epilogue: Dialectics

production, image, son, montage: Jérôme Giller
Jérôme Giller

- diffusions dans le cadre de La Vidéothèque Nomade