Leigh Ledare Double Bind Installation, 2012
Grey Cardboard slipcase, 46.9 x 35.8 x 10 cm
Contains 480 posters, 30.9 x 41.3 cm
and 6 magazines, 30.9 x 41.3 cm, 80 pages each
Offset printing on Cyclus Print 100g
Printed and bound by Arte-Print
Edition of 3 copies and 2 artist's proofs
Certificate numbered and signed by the artist
Produced and published by mfc-michèle didier in 2012
©2012 Leigh Ledare and mfc-michèle didier
NB: All rights reserved. No part of this edition may be reproduced in any form or by any means without written permission of the artist and the publisher.
Produced on the occasion of Leigh Ledare exhibition at mfc-michèle didier gallery and the publication of the Double Bind set, the installation deploys 480 posters that take up the entire pages of volume 3 entitled Ephemeras, composed of 6 magazines of 80 pages each.
Ephemeras visually reconstructs a pile of documents composed by the artist mixing different sources, and collected from magazines or personal papers.
Arranged on top of each other and photographed with the help of a reprographic bench, they successively reveal fashion images, advertisements, excerpts from articles, erotic to pornographic iconography from the 70s.
The whole does not seem a priori to benefit from a particular arrangement or order or from a common context, except for the artist who took them. By bringing together, repeating motifs or true fortuitous compositions, the artist gives a personal aura to all these figures.
The installation takes the form of a consultation of this corpus of images, in the manner of a slide show, to produce a form of collage that the artist has created over time; last page shows the table of his studio.
The posters must be installed partially or entirely, following the order of the pages indicated in the 6 magazines, horizontally or vertically, in rows or columns.
18.11 x 13.78 x 2.76 in ( 46,9 x 35,8 x 7 cm )