Paris’ Palais de Tokyo is host site for Serge Spitzer’s latest foray into the powers of plastic and organized confusion. In this effort, Spitzer is well practiced – he’s been toying with it since the 1970s. For the Parisian installation, Spitzer has adapted an earlier work for a massive sculpture with equally large name, Re/Search:Bread and Butter with the ever present Question of How to define the difference between a Baguette and a Croissant (II).
Alice Pfeiffer of Dazed Digital notes the connections to Paris’ pre-telephone message system – ‘pneumatiques.’ A valid assertion, as Spitzer’s initial effort coincided with the first surge of the internet superhighway and his intent remains to comment on the hegemony of informational systems.
The work remains on view at Palais de Tokyo through May 16, 2010.
More images from the installation follow.