SSALIVA & XAVIER MARY / DAISYWORLD OF MORDOR LAND
Duo project, ssaliva & Xavier Mary, Komplot, Bruxelles, 2016
Artworks by ssaliva & Xavier Mary / 8’50’’ Dolby Digital Plus (5.1) sound track by ssaliva
Photo credit Ludovic Beillard
‘Daisyworld’ is a planet made of white and black daisies. Black daisies absorb energy and create more heat, allowing the white ones to blossom, until they are the only ones on the planet. White daisies reject the energy and cool down the globe, allowing the black ones to blossom until they are the only ones and so on. This planet is an illustration of Gaia's hypothesis: what once appears to be chaos, might actually be natural changes making the planet functional on a delicate balance.
François Boulanger (ssaliva) and Xavier Mary were both born in Liège in the 80's and have been active in their domain (music/sculpture) for more than 10 years. Their work triggers our sensorial relations to the techno-biosphere. They understood how to find beauty in a chaotic nature, where our senses got confused, disorienting us in a magical realism. Today's ambient darkness is turning the planet into a Mordorland and the last bits of hope might be in the belief, that we live in a functioning chaos, where anything that fades away is for a new thing to blossom.
Text by Benjamin Munix
SSALIVA BY EDITION SOCIÉTÉ / 4S4
Artwork by ssaliva and Xavier Mary
Mastered by Mike Grinser, Dubplates & Mastering
released September 15, 2016
180g vinyl w/ printed innersleeve
Limited edition of 300
XO OF EXCESS
ExoExo, Paris, 2016
Art works and installations by ssaliva & Xavier Mary
Including XO of exceSS special edition fluo green epoxy usb sticks
Released by Xavier Mary / incorporing XO of exceSS wave audio file 5'25'' and 3 jpg. images by ssaliva
Live performances by :
ssaliva (BE) ___live
Early Holography (FR)___live
Hasar de Doria (FR)___live
'Xo of excess', is a special 'Day/Night Rave' curated by Diesel project space @ Exo Exo, in which visitors are into collapsing boundaries - between the real and the virtual, the organic and synthetic, the gallery and the club.
'xo of excess' is a sort of speculative fiction in sound and image, dealing with the dawning of the Anthropocene, defined by scholars as the epoch of humankind.
Between the dream of 'low carbon future' & other 'theories of catastrophism', what is the future of the next generation? Subsumed into the digital realm, have we reached hyperreality yet?
From these questions, the exhibition will present an ostentatious display of installations & live performances, a tracking list about the issue of identity in an economy of excess, leading us to the question of life and death in a world built by man and technology.
LOUP SARION & XAVIER MARY / FEELING INVESTMENT
Part of the group exhibition Les Lèvres Nues, DOC, Paris, 2016
Sculpture by Loup Sarion & Xavier Mary
Tar, plastic container, soot, coated stee
205 x 55 x 55 cm
CEDRIC STEVENS & XAVIER MARY / SKYROCK
Part of the group exhibition Pole Gruy, Zachęta National Gallery, Warsaw, 2011
Sculptures by Xavier Mary / Modular synthesizer performance by Cedric Stevens
Back sculpture : Frédéric Platéus
Wall: Frédéric Plateus
© Xavier Mary 2017