Dumont gallery, Los Angeles

Lucy and Dave Ching, Nicolas Giraud

Lucy and Dave Ching

Born in 1986 in Seattle, Lucy Ching graduated from UCLA and collaborates now with her older brother Dave, who was trained and works as a close-up magician. The allusion to professional illusion has become a core element of their works. Brother and sister have initiated a dialogue on their respective practice as artist and illusionist, infusing one field with the vocabulary and

tropes of the other.

Lucy and Dave Ching live and work in Las Vegas, Nevada.

 

 

Nicolas Giraud

Born in 1978 in Saint-Etienne, Nicolas Giraud was trained as a photographer and uses the concept and tricks of photography to build and replicate artworks in a complex game of mirrors. His objects, texts and images share a common interest in deconstructing the notion of image as a material, technical or mental fact.

Nicolas Giraud lives and works in Paris.

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Lucy and Dave Ching

Disparition (2020)

letter size print, signed

300 € INQUIRE

 

 

Escamotage. — La main qui tient la pièce ostensiblement se dirige vers l’autre, à peu près horizontale et ouverte ou à demie ouverte. En arrivant à son contact, elle semble y déposer la pièce, mais derrière le mur formé par les quatre doigts qui sont à demi-dressés, dos au public, la main conserve la pièce à la coulée, à l’empalmage ou à l’italienne. La main gauche doit s’abaisser un peu sous le poids imaginaire reçu, puis se fermer, s’éloigner en s’élevant et en se retournant dos vers le public, afin que le regard l’accompagne pendant que la main droite retombe ou se met ailleurs sans raideur dans les doigts et sans excès de vitesse. À noter que la main qui tient la pièce à la coulée avant de se renverser au-dessus de l’autre comme pour y vider son contenu, a tendance à ressortir raide et gênée, à cause de

l’allongement des doigts. Il est bon d’incurver un peu ceux-ci ensemble, pour leur donner un aspect plus souple et plus aisé.


 

Nicolas Giraud

Sommeil (2020)

False memory

1200 € INQUIRE

 

 

The work is a false memory, implanted by hypnosis into the mind of the collector.


 

Nicolas Giraud

Le Collectionneur (2020)

a script to be performed

1100 € INQUIRE

 

 

The collector gets closer to the work.

He observes it.

Notices a detail he hadn’t noticed yet.

He steps back.

The sequence repeats itself.

 

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The duration of the play is decided by the interpret, by the artist or by the

circumstances.

The collector can be indifferently a woman or a man.