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Jean-Baptiste Caron 


DEGRÉS D'INCERTITUDE 
 (Degrees of uncertainty)
Exhibition from 11 January to 2 March 2013
Opening 10 January 2013, 6 pm - 10 pm

exhibition project by Rosario Caltabiano and Nathalie Desmet
 
Jean-Baptiste Caron, À l'aplomb des hauteurs, 2012, thread, dust, 9 x 4 cm
In his quest of a point of balance that might extract him from gravity, Jean-Baptiste Caron questions the physical or mechanical laws relating to the notions of gravity, weightlessness, density or lightness. With the help of a vocabulary that mentions the elusive shift from one state to another -transformation, evolution, involution, in-between or infrathin - he offers a universe where the slightest flaw, the smallest grain of sand shakes our certainties. In his work, a sphere rolling on a horizontal surface becomes a Fibonacci spiral, ordinary objects maintain an unstable balance, lead becomes ethereal while on the other hand, dust solidifies. In Jean-Baptiste Caron’s works, the forces of gravity or terrestrial attractions are diverted so as to offer another dynamic system of concentration of energies. For the artist, it also symbolises the conquest of his own centre of gravity.


Nathalie Desmet
Translation : Mathilde Mazau 



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Jean-Baptiste Caron, Le petit attracteur, 2012, concrete, plastic, mirror, dust,
50x50x16 cm (detail)
Jean-Baptiste Caron, Le petit attracteur, 2012, concrete, plastic, mirror, dust,
50x50x16 cm (detail)




Jean-Baptiste Caron, Et soudain le réel vacille, 2013, Glass, water, Ø7x27cm

Jean-Baptiste Caron,  Mécanique du vivant,  2012, 
concrete, polystyrene, pvc, Ø40cm