This art video is portraying the creation of the three paintings following the three chosen political discourses. To create this... Read More
This art video is portraying the creation of the three paintings following the three chosen political discourses.
To create this project I invented my own tool “Le gant pinceau” – “The brush glove” and my own rules : the shape of the canvas will be a square at the size of the politician like the proportions of the Vitruvian Man.
The three speeches created in the form of symbolic portraits are: Charles de Gaulle in Albert Hall, London, 11th November 1942 ; Martin Luther King in front of Lincoln Memorial, Washington D.C., 28th August 1963; Adolf Hitler in Berlin Sportpalast, 10th of February 1933.
It started with a simple idea : What if we put brushes on the fingertips of politicians' speeches? I experienced their political discourse as masterpieces of their own and redefined them into a portrait of the speech. The colours I’ve chosen for the three paintings are in relation with the man’s persona, his political discourse and his ideas. Red and blue for Charles de Gaulle’s speech are used due to the symbolism of the colours from the first flag of the Lorraine cross. Martin Luther King’s discourse is painted in black gloss over black matt colour on the background canvas representing the defender of the civil rights, and the red colour of blood was chosen for the dictator Adolf Hitler’s speech.
I became aware of the importance of coverbal gestures when I learned about the existence of NLP (Neurolinguistic Programming) especially when I lost, for a time, the use of speech. When we speak, our gestures say as much as our words. Both with the same meaning expressed through different forms. It’s important for the politicians to carefully study every word spoken as well as the gestures they use to support them. I tried to capture both forms of a discourse into one symbol of the speech.