Cally Spooner at gb Agency, Paris
He wins every time, on time and under budget is Cally Spooner’s second show at gb agency. For the show the artist is presenting a number of new works, that relate to a wider project she is working on called On False Tears and Outsourcing.
On False Tears and Outsourcing was initiated in 2015 at Vleeshal Markt, Middelburg, the Netherlands. A source for the project is Gustave Flaubert’s 1856 novel Madame Bovary, in which Emma Bovary’s lover, Rodolphe Boulanger de la Huchette signs his farewell letter to her with a false tear; a drop of water from his drinking glass. Spooner takes this passage and Rodolphe’s water-stained paperwork as the starting point in an examination of a broad/expanded definition of outsourcing today: as the delegation of one’s expressions and desires to a sterile language, engineered by institutional/industrial bodies, which may then manage, control and, probably (accidentally), erode life.
GB Agency – 18 rue des 4 fils 75003 paris
15 October – 27 November 2016