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Stars


Arsène Heitz and Paul M. G. Lévy
Anonymous Late Period Egyptian
Anonymous Bronze Age Scandinavian
ESA
Étienne Léopold Trouvelot
John Herschel
Lord Rosse
Lucie Stahl
Mélanie Matranga
NASA
Ramses Honda
Sam Lipp
Seikilos
sstmrt
Trevor Yeung

May 30th - June 9th, 2017
Opening May 30th from 6 - 9pm Opening hours: 2 - 7pm


rue Borda 2
75003 Paris

Glitter, glam, gods, plasma and nuclear fusion… Stars, whether in their Human, Godly or Stellar forms are the luminous beings we see when we look up, out and into ourselves. The biggest things in the universe; Distant Lil’ White Dwarfs, 210,000 kelvin warm hotties and our very own bitch, lover, child, mother, sinner and saint, the Sun, all hold figures and forms for us to feel.

Superstars, superheroes and supernovas burn bright after a glorious birth, cycle through their life with either a powerful short or lingering long glow, only to die in an expulsion of energy that reverberates through their respective universe.

Whether we see clusters of them swirling around a common center, feel their warm nurturing expulsions, bask in their godly light, ponder their impending finality or admit that our vision of them is coloured by ourselves - it should be no surprise that the stars emit more than “just” the energy for all life - they emit lives, not that different from our own.

Stars, installation view

Valerie Keane, The Enemy (Long Armed Sun), 2016 – Stainless steel, acrylic, rubber

Anonymous Bronze Age Scandinavian, ”Solsnurra” petroglyph, from Bohuslän, Sweden, 1500 BC - 1000 BC

Stars, installation view

Stars, installation view

Sam Lipp, Looking, 2016 – Acrylic and inkjet on canvas

Anonymous Ancient Egyptian, [Isis breastfeeding Horus], Sun deity in Ancient Egypt, Late Period

Anonymous Ancient Egyptian, [Isis breastfeeding Horus], Sun deity in Ancient Egypt, Late Period

Stars, installation view

Stars, installation view

Seikilos, Audio Archeological Reconstruction of the earliest song discovered, approx. year 0. English translation:

While you live, shine
have no grief at all
life exists only for a short while
and time demands an end.

NASA/ESA, Images from the Hubble telescope; The hottest star in the universe, a star nursery, a fog from a dead star, the Sun, Multilensed images of The Crab Nebula, The Orion Nebula, Before and after a supernova explosion, the “Pillars of creation” a.o.

sstmrt, archive 2017, 2017 - Video: 6’16”

sstmrt, archive 2017, 2017 - Video: 6’16”

Stars, installation view

Étienne Léopold Trouvelot, John Herschel, Lorde RosseDrawings of The Orion Nebula, 1700s/1800s
XxYasminexX, DarkOvidiu, hecoheio a. o., Fanart of Beyoncé in “Hold Up”

Stars, installation view

Stars, installation view

Trevor Yeung, Dark Sun – reptile care light, night light

Lucie Stahl, Petrolight, 2017 – Petrol, wick, bottle

Trevor Yeung, Night Mushroom Colon, 2016 – lamp, night light, bulb

Trevor Yeung, Night Mushroom Colon, 2016 – lamp, night light, bulb

Ramses Honda, Only the sunshine, 2016, 3’27"

Stars, installation view

Mélanie Matranga, Club, 2016 – Lamps, acrylic tables, extension cord

NASA/ESA, Image from the Hubble telescope of The Whirlpool Galaxy (M51a)

Stars, installation view

Arsène Heitz and Paul M. G. Lévy, Flag of Europe, 1955