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Emmanuel RÉGENT



3 km of crumpled aluminium foil
30 kg, ø 80 cm

The origin of this scuplture, made of rolls of aluminium, lies in the idea of transporting and building one’s own world and also alludes to the myth of Sisyphus. For having dared to defy the gods, Sisyphus was condemned to eternally roll a rock to the top of a hill in Tartarus, which would slide back down each time before reaching the summit, as told in The Odyssey. This punishment was justified by Sisyphus’s reputation as a rascal and a criminal, which he had acquired during his lifetime.

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