The Bounty of The Earth

1986, 12:00 minutes, colour, English & French quotations


In The Bounty of the Earth, fruit signifies the exotic, the unconscious, art and nature. An interwoven text of music, image and works recounts the fate of a piece of fruit as it becomes a commodity to be bought, sold and consumed. However, before it is finally eaten, it resumes it symbolic function as art, manifested in a still life. The original music for this tape was composed by Sylvaine Martin and Serge Montreuil.

The Bounty of the Earth, le fruit représente l'exotisme, l'inconscient, l'art et la nature. La musique, les images et les paroles se fondent pour raconter l'histoire d'un morceau de fruit transformé en un bien. Mais avant d'être réellement consommé, le fruit reprend sa fonction symbolique et artistique dans une nature morte. En guise d'appui, l'artiste cite plusieurs philosophes de renom, dont Baudrillard et Aldous Huxley.

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