This March tank.tv will be exhibiting a selection of nine videos made between 2001 and 2009 by the artist Aurélien Froment.
Without reducing Froment’s work to ineffectual buzzwords it is safe to say that both process and situation both have central roles within his oeuvre. Working through the thematic prisms of play, theatre and architecture Froment allows himself to take a magpie approach to the specifics of art and culture as subject matter. This scope takes in Friedrich Froebel’s building blocks for children, Frank Lloyd Wright, knot-making, Kazimir Malevich and lazy stage prompters, amongst many others. This range of foci is held together by assonance, rather than archetype and the gentle tide is always back to process, learning and the potent pregnancy of situation.
The idea of filmmaking is important to understanding Froment’s work. His recent exhibition at Gasworks in London set the viewer within the potentially fecund space of projection and for him life’s experiences can be understood through the processes of filmmaking – editing, flashback and discarded scenes. With this in mind we are very pleased to bring a selection of his videos to tank.tv, a platform that deals exclusively with the moving image. Of course, we would not reduce this artist’s work to a few words so you’ll simply have to visit www.tank.tv for the full, extended experience.