Marie Cool Fabio Balducci

Valenciennes, FR, 1961 / Ostra, IT, 1964

Marie Cool hails from the north of France and contemporary dance, while Fabio Balducci is from the province of Ancona, visual arts and cinema. The two began working together in 1995, developing a body of work that is hard to define or to insert in the classic categories of art.

Composed of actions they do not call performances, objects they do not call sculptures, and works on paper they do not call drawings, the works of Marie Cool Fabio Balducci almost always make use of objects resulting from the bankruptcy of companies, or from layoffs of workers (tables, managerial desks, pencils sold off to the highest bidder, copy machines, etc.), deployed in a series of actions usually carried out by Marie herself. The objects, now removed from the production cycle, liquidated, put aside, reminders of a productivity that once existed, are reactivated by simple, slow, iconic actions that trigger complex political, social and economic reflections of great timeliness.

Selected works

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Marie Cool Fabio Balducci, Untitled, 2014/2016, floor or wall, work table or desk, sunlight from window or opening, spotlight, workspace, dimensions variable, ed.3+2ap
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Marie Cool Fabio Balducci, Untitled, 2007/2016, A4 paper printed with the word OBSCURE, desk, sunlight from window or spotlight, workspace, dimensions variable, ed.3+2ap
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Marie Cool Fabio Balducci, Untitled, 2002/2016, A4 paper printed with the word OBSCURE, electrostatics, desktop, ed.3+2ap
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Marie Cool Fabio Balducci, Untitled, 2004, cotton thread taken from work clothes, saliva, lighter, desk or ground, 2004, ed.3+2ap
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Marie Cool Fabio Balducci, Untitled, 2003, sellotape (10-12 mm), worktables or desks, walls or other surfaces, dimensions variable, ed.3+2ap
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