Paramètres, 2011 Jimmy Robert

Courtesy the Artist; Stigter van Doesburg, Amsterdam; Tanya Leighton Berlin

“In the video Parametres Robert aims to fit cuttings from geometric drawings into the shape of his own face. During each of the ten attempts and movements he makes, he says a sentence he has written himself. Robert’s words are about language, parametres and text structures. They are about speaking and about the choreography of the body when doing so. The geometric drawings that Robert holds up one by one are two-dimensional images of 3D shapes. When cut out and held next to his face it is as if these drawings take on sculpture-like shapes, all the more emphasised by the artist’s carefully conducted movements.”