Frankfurt am Main

Japanese AV Model forced to suck Transsexual

1 March, 2015

Reception: 1.March, 6-9pm

During a recent trip to New York, Clémence de La Tour du Pin hired a graphic designer from Chinatown to elaborate the visual identity of the Hotel. Hardly able to explain what a place that will never exist and that never did could look like, she sent a constellation of references, including the short captions of porn movies, the latest report of the yet-to-becommercialised fragrance of a high street clothing brand. For Japanese AV Model forced to suck Transsexual, the artist designed the aroma of this dislocated environment and reproduced one chapter of its physical reality.

The installation brings to mind the hybrid yet distinct aesthetics of “something” like a laundromat in Hong Kong, the reception room of a brothel that once was used as an Internet cafe, or the bathroom of a backpackers’ guest house. Steamy and sweaty, it’s “near and elsewhere”(1), we’ve all been there but we can barely remember.

Elise Lammer
http://hotelpalenque.org/

(1) Marc Augé, Non-Places. Introduction to an Anthropology of Supermodernity

Clémence de La Tour du Pin
Clémence de La Tour du Pin
Clémence de La Tour du Pin
Clémence de La Tour du Pin

WISHER, 2015

Inkjet digital print on paper, Veronica-2 blend

118, 9 x 84,1 cm

Clémence de La Tour du Pin

WISHER, 2015

Inkjet digital print on paper, Veronica-2 blend

118, 9 x 84,1 cm

Clémence de La Tour du Pin
Clémence de La Tour du Pin

S_baby43, 2015

Inkjet digital print on paper, Veronica-2 blend

118, 9 x 84,1 cm

Clémence de La Tour du Pin
Clémence de La Tour du Pin

PWF Orbitz Complaints: Drazan Malesevic and Stephen Breckon / PWF there’s much more but maybe good for {beginning} / PWF TS18, 2015

Prem-i-air Wall Fan, laser engraving on PVC cable

200 x 45 cm, ea.

Clémence de La Tour du Pin

PWF Orbitz Complaints: Drazan Malesevic and Stephen Breckon, 2015

Prem-i-air Wall Fan, laser engraving on PVC cable

Detail

Clémence de La Tour du Pin

PWF Orbitz Complaints: Drazan Malesevic and Stephen Breckon, 2015

Prem-i-air Wall Fan, laser engraving on PVC cable

Detail

Clémence de La Tour du Pin

PWF Orbitz Complaints: Drazan Malesevic and Stephen Breckon, 2015

Prem-i-air Wall Fan, laser engraving on PVC cable

Detail

Clémence de La Tour du Pin

P3_Adult Situations Inkjet digital print on paper, Veronica-2 blend, 2015

Inkjet digital print on paper, Veronica-2 blend

118, 9 x 84,1 cm