Mutation in progress - 2011
At first in this artistic experiment, breaking the sculptures as a symbolic gesture of the detachment the artist has to reach to move towards a new creation is an illustration of this metaphor.
Then the gathering between these 5 complementary skills in a collective process where each one is interpreting the allegory in an unknown field where playing and letting go flirt together with only one goal: enjoying the process itself?
« Man is a transitional being » says Sri Aurobindo.
Is actual world chaos a necessary step to a new humanity ?
As for the imaginative cells that will induce the butterfly to appear in the cocoon, the state of the caterpillar as primordial pulp is compulsory?
Mutation in Progress was an artistic collaboration between 5 Auroville artists :
Marie-Claire Barsotti (Sculptures),
Chloé Sanchez (Sound Design),
Christoph Pohl (Video Installation),
Ana Rute Costa (Dance) and
Denis Ben Sussan (Photography).
The installation was on view at Gallery Square Circle during the 2nd Auroville Film Festival in october 2011 and presented in the Art Gallery, India International Centre, New Delhi for the Auroville festival in Delhi in September 2012.
This video was awarded as BEST EXPERIMENTAL FILM at the 2nd Auroville Film Festival 2011 aurovillefilmfestival.org
This video was nominated at the 14th backup festival 2012 backup-festival.de/2012/en/backup_awards/blue_1/?film=mutation_in_progress