Arthur Zerktouni, lives and works in France, graduated from Studio National du Fresnoy (2012) and pursues an artistic career focused on installation, sound and digital arts. He mixes simple materials and new technologies to create works that question our perception of a dematerializing world.
His multidisciplinary work is regularly exhibited in various artistic events where he can be found as an artist, scenographer, musician, etc.
This year, KIKK collaborates with Ker Thiossane & The Dakar Bienale with curators Delphine Buysse and Marion Louisgrand Sylla to show a selection of artists from the African Continent in the exhibition.
For the AFRIKIKK, Arthur Zerktouni is presenting us the installation Remanences. “If we live in a dematerialized world, then the object is only a door that opens towards the heterotopia of art”. The artist tends to orient his work in the direction of this assumption and explores the separation of the universes. This installation treats colour as the holographic reflection of matter: he projects light on colored threads to modify our perception of them. The wires appear and disappear depending on the lighting generated by a computer program. Matter and light play together, their delicate game contrasts with the black of the room and reveals a kind of neuronal network. The ripple is ephemeral but hypnotic, like electric waves that disturb our senses.