L’impression des regards – Cooke-Sasseville
56 x 76 cm
Given the success of Manhole Madness, Folie/Culture invited the artists to develop their projects by making a pictorial conception for use in the production of a print from the matrices of the original plate.
Cooke-Sasseville’s Manhole Cover
A banana skin lying on the ground is timeless and probably among the top five or six best gags of all time. Despite its amazing celebrity, it has always been difficult to erect a monument in its honour because a banana skin has to be on the ground to reach its maximum level of humour. This subtle universal joke can finally get its just due. In fact, the geographical situation of this cast iron banana, which suggests sufficient negligence to cause harm, could not be better placed in terms of the history of this site.
Cooke-Sasseville have been working together for several years. Their approach examines issues related to current social realities. They look at questions ranging from existing choices that will shape the society of tomorrow to the most mundane human activity. We will have to make these choices both on a social and individual level. They do not seek to give answers, but rather to underline the stakes and consequences related to such questions. So Cooke-Sasseville’s work takes on an ironic tone through staging that intends to be a reflection of current social trends.