Crise de lard (La) - season 3

Jérôme Giller

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10’ • 2009 • ov french • st english • 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.

Third season
The artist is an entrepreneur like any other and artistic creation is inevitably constrained by the capitalist economy model and market conditions.
By way of Ereignis (Heidegger), artists go on churning out the same banal gestures, dressed up as innovation.
The third and last Crise de lard season reveals the repetition of plastic forms and the strategies artists implement to adjust to the market economy. And glorify it at times!
Episodes: Their native country / Insider trading / Competitors altogether / Coaching / The king’s fool /The vanguard / Storytelling
Epilogue: Jingle

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

- diffusions dans le cadre de La Vidéothèque Nomade