Benoit Barbagli lives and works between Paris and nice
Engineer in conceptual technology, develops a remote thought transmission network without intermediate interface. A technology that acts as a lubricant on words and things, between gestures and emotions, to soften and connect them. It uses love and life to achieve this. A technology that is sometimes verbal, sometimes plastic, that never ceases to build bridges between many kinds of knowledge that are revealed through encounters and the collective. Each project generates the emulsion of different trades: mountaineers, engineers, architects, sailors…
An extravagant engineering out of phase with any technological progress, a sensitivity to the ecological cause, a praise of the simplicity of the gesture, gives a certain militant reading. The look on the gestures oscillates between a satire of the instituting cultural forms, an unreasoned poetic act and a vigorous erotic expression crossed by a questioning on the genre.
It fluctuates between a large-scale communication and diffusion project (Art – Bussiness – Contemporary Marketing 3.0 ) and an intense love story told with sincerity and commitment. It vacillates between a rigorous, structured, logical discourse and an intellectual imposture that one can never quite say when it would have started. Dressed by complex devices and sometimes tenuous references, the sense of the gesture, expresses itself in a simple, popular, always sincere language.
Bucolic, in love, loving life, and giving her thanks, plunging frankly into it, decreeing art as a pretext for life. And believe it or not, in this bubbling activity, praise is given to slowness, stammering decay as the only possible environmental window. This slowed down activity turns more and more towards meditation, as a way of access to oneself, as a way of societal claim, fantasizing the ultimate piece as a simple breath: a breath.
2020 OceanBloom, Iliana Tounda, Athènes, Grèce (avec Eri Dimitriali)
Exhibitions with the Palam Collective:
2021 Villa Cameline, Nice
2020 Voyage en Mer, Chapelle Sainte-Elisabeth, Villefranche-sur-Mer
Exposition réalisée dans le cadre du festival Réveillons-Nous organisé par Irina Bro
2015 Une sorte de métaphore comme la (planète) Terre, Paris
Exposition réalisée en partenariat avec l’association Diamètre, Galerie itinérante
2015 DNSEP, Vie, Villa Arson, 2015
2015 Ici la terre, Les visiteurs du soir, Rosalina, Nice
Exposition réalisée dans le cadre d’un évènement Botox(s)
Galerie Bertheas, Vichy, Saint-Etienne, Paris
Galerie Eva Vautier, Nice