Das Platforms / Contemporary Art

Benjamin Ducroz: 'Mimicry'


02 Oct 2010


23 balsa wood pieces, in multiple configurations. Mimicry is a 'stopcycle' that modulates with time.'stopcycle' sculptures can be configured into many cyclical patterns. They behave as though they are eating themselves, Whilst sinking into the ground and returning to the surface. Mimicry is a formal experiment in geometry and motion, and a representation of time and repetition that resides in the real world.


Presenting a fast-paced morphology of the modern artifact-in-transformation underscored by vibrantly lyrical witticisms and impossible perspectives. Benjamin Ducroz creates dynamic single channel videos and animations inspired by forms, patterns, and movement found in nature and the built environment.

Made with a blend of stop motion animation and computer graphics, his fast-paced works have a vibrant choreographic style. Ducroz's purist emphasis on real objects suffused with a surreal post-architectural explosiveness, unleashes the hyperreal latency of everyday objects and obsolete technologies in a sixty second mediaflash.


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