DALTON(S)

DALTON(S) 
380 x 450 x 900 cm
Installation, wallpainting, oil and acrylic on canvas, mixed techniques on envelopes, collected and painted objects from the city of Carouge, typewriter, laser print on 250g paper, TV, video, performance, text, sound
With the complicity of Gabriel Alexandrino, Kerouan Dam, Anya Lindup
Solo show (cur. collectif La Fonte)
La Fonte residency, Halles de la Fonderie, Carouge, CH
2019
©Antoine Siron

Stored inside this room are objects found and collected around the city, then painted and positioned on site. On the large grey wall hang four vertical panels painted in the Daltons’ colours and arranged in order of size. And two square panels patched with scraps of canvas. On the blue wall hang eight envelopes of various textures and sizes. They each served for artistic correspondence.
The exhibition is brought alive by a script written on site and broadcast on two loud speakers. It’s the story of four bandits hunted by the police, and who have taken refuge in the building.
During the opening, Gab Dalton tells a story. A TV set is switched on and plays a looped video of Anya Dalton laughing. A photo portrait of Kerouan Dalton hidden by a piece of blue painted canvas, is uncovered.
The broadcast script ends with the inventory of all the objects on display in the room. The script itself is also physically present, typewritten and placed in the typewriter.

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