Maxime Houot – Collectif Coin
Hours and dates
- From Oct 27 to Oct 30 from 10:00 to 18:00
Since 2013, Maxime Houot has created numerous sound and visual pieces presented on the international scene. Exploring the limits of his own perception, he deploys a practice that is both artisanal and conceptual. His questioning begins in the studio, by making the device that will support his next creation. Even if the term “Digital Artist” can be used, the contact with the material, the machine, the object, is fundamental in his work. This artisanal gesture is nourished by his more conceptual approach. With a degree in applied physics, the world around him, even when put into equations, has always been a source of fascination and wonder. Time that does not pass, Relative Reality, the Digitalisation of the Void, and Man as a digital machine are concepts that accompany him and feed his imagination. Most of his creations are produced by the company Collectif Coin. He also likes to experiment with the company by crossing his work with that of other artists from other disciplines, such as dance, music and live performance.
KIKK in townAtaraxie
Ataraxie means ‘peace of mind’, and in this new installation from Maxime Houot the artist asks us to question what this might mean in a changed and still changing post-pandemic world. A row of lasers fills the space with beams of red light that first form simple crosses, before building up complex, tesseract-like structures. Ataraxie investigates the void of the unknown and asks us whether we might fill it with the comforting and familiar, or find fresh ways to live.
“in the framework of EXTRA 2022, a programme to support French contemporary creation”