Mécaniques Discursives
by Fred Penelle & Yannick Jacquet

“Like the crazy instruction manual for an improbable world factory, like a hybrid and timeless mythology, Frédéric Penelle’s ferocious woodcuts dialogue with the sharp video art created by Yannick Jacquet - or perhaps it’s the other way around - to recount, carefully and amusingly, the incontrovertible evidence of the meaninglessness of the world, the origin of the unknowable precedence of the chicken and the egg, of scientists and their machines, of your brain and its hallucinations. This implacably absurd demonstration hiccups and smiles, above all, at our own inundations and uncontrolled fumigations, at our own mechanical vanities.”

Words by F. Delvoye