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FANNY BAUGUIL & ZOLTAR PETRESCU
2019 | Video Installation | Sculptures
“The blomoprov (or blomiprov, in Romanian) owes its name to the contraction of the three words block of provisional means. This common name is more related to the functional interest that makes it a mineral for human beings to live alongside and use on a daily basis as short-term housing.
A complex and variable white erectile structure with crevices, it is composed of a detrital rock whose material is porous, revealing many micro-cavities. This rock has the particularity of being evolutionary because it is bio-constructed by bacterial communities. Blomoprov can reach, in its final growth stage, a height of twenty to thirty meters for a mass of one thousand five hundred to five thousand tons. […] This type of rock formation is relatively recent as it is believed to date from the early twentieth century and may have been used by humans for several decades without attracting the interest of geologists.”(Excerpt from “Flora Betonica, Une architecture vivante”)
by Pierre De Camy & Ruxandra Berbec, 1995.
Both fascinated by blomoprovs, Zoltar Petrescu and Fanny Bauguil have joined forces once again to present this natural phenomenon in the form of a poetic-scientific exhibition.
Fanny Bauguil has structured her collection of authentic blomoprov specimens with her cross-disciplinary research in the form of a Mnemosyne atlas on the internet. Zoltar Petrescu films the blomoprovs, using video to trigger contemplation, to capture the invisible, the ellipse that History might have missed.
A plastic artist born in Cucuteni, Zoltar Petrescu is omnipresent, but believes in nothing.
Fanny Bauguil, a plastic artist born in Villefranche de Rouergue, is rather naive and collects stones from all over the world that act as if they were pieces of Roquefort.