“We must bring about the end of the world as we know it.”
Simon(e) van Saarloos:
Scenographers Théo Demans and Clemence Seilles are absolutly fantastic. To see them work with materials – the apparent ease with which they approach and handle fabric, silicon and foam – lightens the (Zoom) room. It has been such a pleasure to share conceptual ideas and accessibility dreams with them and then watch Demans and Seilles immediately translate it into a physical, sensuous world. I am familiar with Demans’ scenography work from the delicious video and installation work by Melanie Bonajo and am so excited that Clemence Seilles paired up with him. Both Demans and Seilles have an independent practice in which art installation, sculpture, wearable jewelry, furniture and touch-inviting materials appear. For Abundance, they’ve created a circuit in which everything is in constant motion. Their scenography (de)centralizes different forms of mobility: shimmer, shine, slippery, shaking, waving, spilling, vibrating, sloping and sliding. Their active commitment to queer life appears not just in colourful design, but also in creating spaces to hide.