Florian Pugnaire and David Raffini
19 January - 3 March 2018
l’étrangère is pleased to present Show Me featuring, for the first time in the UK, collaborative film and sculptures by Florian Pugnaire and David Raffini whose award-winning works have been included in the Centre Pompidou’s collection in Paris, France.
Pugnaire and Raffini play with the idea of an object generating its own various alterations —transfiguring and evolving within its own skin, of its own accord. These material transformations sometimes take on a fictional dimension in the production of a film, whilst their sculptural works appear to be remnants of an event (a crash or catastrophe). Many appear to be frozen in the middle of a physical transformation — unfinished, they have an air of being consciously self-inflicted by the object itself.