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  COUVRE-CHEF   Installation 2013 polyurethane resin, paint, gilding, polyurethane coat. Dimensions: H 8 "W 9" (21 x 23 cm)   COUVRE-CHEF  is a free reinterpretation in scale 10:1 of the famous children toy’s atypical hair shape. Consisting of 18 handmade unique pieces, these helmets are grouped by different colors division. Each color has an associated flag called a “pavillon” labelled whith the name of Third French Republic Groups are placed on the ground, according to an order and an obvious military discipline.  The clear oposition between the rigidity of this setting and the lexical area from childhood, disrupts the plain reading of the visitor. The shape of the hair plays with visual warriors codes adds ambiguity in the display. Political dimension perverts the simple nostalgic memory and items oversize question our relation to space. Whith this setting the viewers reclaim a popular childhood everydays object, the appropriation of a vestige of our collective memory.  Here the COUVRE-CHEF is much more than a fashion accessory, it is a tool of manipulation. Capillary cap toys attribute comes up whith a new function, it goes beyond the childish accessory status to upholster a military dimension. The uniformity of the group, the authority conveyed here question our freedom to act and express ourselves, our freewill to enlist or refuse to be part of the crowd and standardized.   9  "Pavillon MACMAHON"   4  "Pavillon POINCARÉ"   3  "Pavillon PERIER"   1  "Pavillon MILLERAND"   1  "Pavillon DESCHANEL"  Photo credit Paul Jedwab.  ROMAIN SARROT ISTITL © 2013             Feel free to share ! 

COUVRE-CHEF

Installation 2013 polyurethane resin, paint, gilding, polyurethane coat. Dimensions: H 8 "W 9" (21 x 23 cm)

COUVRE-CHEF is a free reinterpretation in scale 10:1 of the famous children toy’s atypical hair shape. Consisting of 18 handmade unique pieces, these helmets are grouped by different colors division. Each color has an associated flag called a “pavillon” labelled whith the name of Third French Republic Groups are placed on the ground, according to an order and an obvious military discipline.

The clear oposition between the rigidity of this setting and the lexical area from childhood, disrupts the plain reading of the visitor. The shape of the hair plays with visual warriors codes adds ambiguity in the display. Political dimension perverts the simple nostalgic memory and items oversize question our relation to space. Whith this setting the viewers reclaim a popular childhood everydays object, the appropriation of a vestige of our collective memory.

Here the COUVRE-CHEF is much more than a fashion accessory, it is a tool of manipulation. Capillary cap toys attribute comes up whith a new function, it goes beyond the childish accessory status to upholster a military dimension. The uniformity of the group, the authority conveyed here question our freedom to act and express ourselves, our freewill to enlist or refuse to be part of the crowd and standardized.

9 "Pavillon MACMAHON"

4 "Pavillon POINCARÉ"

3 "Pavillon PERIER"

1 "Pavillon MILLERAND"

1 "Pavillon DESCHANEL"

Photo credit Paul Jedwab.

ROMAIN SARROT ISTITL © 2013             Feel free to share ! 

COUVRE-CHEF © PAVILLON POINCARÉ.jpg
COUVRE-CHEF © PAVILLON POINCARÉ & PAVILLON MAC MAHON 2.jpg
COUVRE-CHEF © PAVILLON POINCARÉ & PAVILLON MAC MAHON 3.jpg
COUVRE-CHEF © PAVILLON POINCARÉ & PAVILLON MAC MAHON.jpg
COUVRE-CHEF © PAVILLON MAC MAHON (CREW).jpg
COUVRE-CHEF © PAVILLON POINCARÉ (CREW).jpg
COUVRE-CHEF © PAVILLON PERIER(CREW).jpg
COUVRE-CHEF © PAVILLON MILLERAND (CREW).jpg
COUVRE-CHEF © PAVILLON DESCHANEL (CREW).jpg
COUVRE-CHEF © SÉRIE 1 ARMADA (2).jpg
COUVRE-CHEF © SÉRIE 1 ARMADA (3).jpg
COUVRE-CHEF © SÉRIE 1 ARMADA.jpg
COUVRE-CHEF © PAVILLON PERIER(SIDE).jpg
COUVRE-CHEF © PAVILLON POINCARÉ (SIDE).jpg
COUVRE-CHEF © PAVILLON MAC MAHON (SIDE).jpg
COUVRE-CHEF © PAVILLON DESCHANEL (SIDE).jpg

COUVRE-CHEF

Installation 2013 polyurethane resin, paint, gilding, polyurethane coat. Dimensions: H 8 "W 9" (21 x 23 cm)

COUVRE-CHEF is a free reinterpretation in scale 10:1 of the famous children toy’s atypical hair shape. Consisting of 18 handmade unique pieces, these helmets are grouped by different colors division. Each color has an associated flag called a “pavillon” labelled whith the name of Third French Republic Groups are placed on the ground, according to an order and an obvious military discipline.

The clear oposition between the rigidity of this setting and the lexical area from childhood, disrupts the plain reading of the visitor. The shape of the hair plays with visual warriors codes adds ambiguity in the display. Political dimension perverts the simple nostalgic memory and items oversize question our relation to space. Whith this setting the viewers reclaim a popular childhood everydays object, the appropriation of a vestige of our collective memory.

Here the COUVRE-CHEF is much more than a fashion accessory, it is a tool of manipulation. Capillary cap toys attribute comes up whith a new function, it goes beyond the childish accessory status to upholster a military dimension. The uniformity of the group, the authority conveyed here question our freedom to act and express ourselves, our freewill to enlist or refuse to be part of the crowd and standardized.

9 "Pavillon MACMAHON"

4 "Pavillon POINCARÉ"

3 "Pavillon PERIER"

1 "Pavillon MILLERAND"

1 "Pavillon DESCHANEL"

Photo credit Paul Jedwab.

ROMAIN SARROT ISTITL © 2013             Feel free to share ! 

  COUVRE-CHEF   Installation 2013 polyurethane resin, paint, gilding, polyurethane coat. Dimensions: H 8 "W 9" (21 x 23 cm)   COUVRE-CHEF  is a free reinterpretation in scale 10:1 of the famous children toy’s atypical hair shape. Consisting of 18 handmade unique pieces, these helmets are grouped by different colors division. Each color has an associated flag called a “pavillon” labelled whith the name of Third French Republic Groups are placed on the ground, according to an order and an obvious military discipline.  The clear oposition between the rigidity of this setting and the lexical area from childhood, disrupts the plain reading of the visitor. The shape of the hair plays with visual warriors codes adds ambiguity in the display. Political dimension perverts the simple nostalgic memory and items oversize question our relation to space. Whith this setting the viewers reclaim a popular childhood everydays object, the appropriation of a vestige of our collective memory.  Here the COUVRE-CHEF is much more than a fashion accessory, it is a tool of manipulation. Capillary cap toys attribute comes up whith a new function, it goes beyond the childish accessory status to upholster a military dimension. The uniformity of the group, the authority conveyed here question our freedom to act and express ourselves, our freewill to enlist or refuse to be part of the crowd and standardized.   9  "Pavillon MACMAHON"   4  "Pavillon POINCARÉ"   3  "Pavillon PERIER"   1  "Pavillon MILLERAND"   1  "Pavillon DESCHANEL"  Photo credit Paul Jedwab.  ROMAIN SARROT ISTITL © 2013             Feel free to share ! 
COUVRE-CHEF © PAVILLON POINCARÉ.jpg
COUVRE-CHEF © PAVILLON POINCARÉ & PAVILLON MAC MAHON 2.jpg
COUVRE-CHEF © PAVILLON POINCARÉ & PAVILLON MAC MAHON 3.jpg
COUVRE-CHEF © PAVILLON POINCARÉ & PAVILLON MAC MAHON.jpg
COUVRE-CHEF © PAVILLON MAC MAHON (CREW).jpg
COUVRE-CHEF © PAVILLON POINCARÉ (CREW).jpg
COUVRE-CHEF © PAVILLON PERIER(CREW).jpg
COUVRE-CHEF © PAVILLON MILLERAND (CREW).jpg
COUVRE-CHEF © PAVILLON DESCHANEL (CREW).jpg
COUVRE-CHEF © SÉRIE 1 ARMADA (2).jpg
COUVRE-CHEF © SÉRIE 1 ARMADA (3).jpg
COUVRE-CHEF © SÉRIE 1 ARMADA.jpg
COUVRE-CHEF © PAVILLON PERIER(SIDE).jpg
COUVRE-CHEF © PAVILLON POINCARÉ (SIDE).jpg
COUVRE-CHEF © PAVILLON MAC MAHON (SIDE).jpg
COUVRE-CHEF © PAVILLON DESCHANEL (SIDE).jpg