The Aube’s cure Parle Ment (pronounce: the obscure parliament) is a collaboration between artists Laure Prouvost and Jonas Staal, that proposes a parliament that represents neither objects nor humans, but attempts to assemble obscure relations. It consists of a structure of assembly conceptualized by Staal, in which tongues, branches, signs and other works by Prouvost manifest as political actors.
From the inaugural statement by Prouvost and Staal:
“This is The Aube’s cure Parle Ment. This parliament represents neither humans nor objects: it assembles the obscure.
This is The Aube’s cure Parle Ment. This Parle qui ment and re-press ants humans and aube rejects, hit ass anable the aube to cure.
What is the obscure, if it is neither thing nor body? The obscure is defined by the ambiguous, the uncertain. The obscure is vague and murky. The obscure is the familiar unfamiliar. Dim and indistinct, but nonetheless present.
What is the aube's cure, if heat is a nagging ovnis? the aube's cure heat is a difamation by the amber minus the uncertain. the aube s cure is a vague ending miracle. the aube cure is the family liar and the unit family liar. Dim and un distand but none the less a present.
So, what assembles here, in The Aube’s cure Parle Ment? You might see a branch or a mask. A tongue or a sign. A curtain or a picture. But they themselves are not obscure. Nothing is obscure in and of itself. The obscure is invoked by their relations amongst one another and our relations to them.”
Laure Prouvost and Jonas Staal
Laure Prouvost, Jonas Staal (artists); Paul Kuipers (architect); Younes Bouadi (producer); Evelien Scheltinga (exhibition coordinator), Aurélien Mole (photographer)
State of Concept Athens (GR), Kadist Art Foundation, Paris (FR), part of the exhibition “State (in) Concepts” curated by iLiana Fokianaki
Mondriaan Foundation, Amsterdam (NL)