Eclipse Bureau – Galerie Rauchfeld (Paris) – Dec 2013

Vernissage / Opening : 15 December 2013

Exhibition 15 – 22 December 2013

[Catalogue excerpt]

At the heart of Bridget Walker’s multifaceted installation, at the beginning of this story, so to speak, lies this question, among a series, on the subject of existential risk:

“We are interested in what you consider to be the most imminent existential risk, please note this in the field provided below and any factors you think may contribute to it”.

Asked to participate in a survey conducted by the Eclipse Bureau, a fictional research organisation founded by the artist, the question probed people to voice what they considered as the most impending, irreversible threat to humanity today. The far-reaching results, from climate change to overpopulation, nuclear warfare to ‘human foolishness’, have been collated for you here, at the Bureau’s head­quarters, temporarily assembled at Paris’ Galerie Rauchfeld.

Annika Kristensen, December 2014.

 

Links

Exhibition Catalogue: English and French

Eclipse Bureau, Galerie Rauchfeld (Paris) Dec 15 – 22 2013 : http://www.galerierauchfeld.com/index.php/en/december-15-2013-bridget-walker

Eclipse Bureau survey on Perceptions of existential risk: [English] English

 

carton d'invitation - Eclipse Bureau - Galerie Rauchfeld - December 2013

 

6, Eclipse Bureau Pod #4931Z  - Galerie Rauchfeld - December 2013

Eclipse Bureau Pod #4931Z, polycarbonate, wood, cardboard, polystyrene, artificial turf, 212 x 220 x 187 cm

5, Eclipse Bureau Pod #4931Z - Galerie Rauchfeld - December 2013

Exhibition view, Eclipse Bureau, Galerie Rauchfeld, Paris, 15 – 22 December 2013

 

3, Eclipse Bureau Pod #4931Z - Galerie Rauchfeld - December 2013

Exhibition view, Eclipse Bureau, Galerie Rauchfeld, Paris, 15 – 22 December 2013

2, Eclipse Bureau Pod #4931Z - Galerie Rauchfeld - December 2013

Exhibition view, Eclipse Bureau, Galerie Rauchfeld, Paris, 15 – 22 December 2013

Eclipse Bureau Pod #4935Z [fragment] - Galerie Rauchfeld - December 2013

Exhibition view, Eclipse Bureau, Galerie Rauchfeld, Paris, 15 – 22 December 2013

Eclipse Bureau Pod #4931Z - Galerie Rauchfeld - December 2013

Exhibition view, Eclipse Bureau, Galerie Rauchfeld, Paris, 15 – 22 December 2013

9, survey drawing [2] graphite, watercolour, acrylic on paper - 112 x 76 cm

 survey results [1] graphite, watercolour, acrylic on paper, 112 x 76 cm (2013)

10, survey drawing [1] graphite, watercolour, acrylic on paper - 112 x 76 cm

 survey results [2] graphite, watercolour, acrylic on paper, 112 x 76 cm (2013)

7, survey drawing [3] graphite, watercolour, acrylic on paper  - 112 x 76 cm

survey results [3] graphite, watercolour, acrylic on paper, 112 x 76 cm (2013)

Vidéo1 HD  son, durée approximative 12m - Actrice Rachel André

HD Video,  sound, approximate duration 9m – Actress: Rachel André.  Vimeo excerpt: https://vimeo.com/80138948