7 sins of capitalism
Installation-performance / Wallonia-Brussels Center / Paris / 2021
The 7 Sins of Capitalism series questions a breathless society through the timeless prism of deadly sins. By placing their performance installation on the scale of a city, Camille Dufour and Rafaël Klepfisch reconnect with the origins of printmaking as a popular means of reproduction and communication. This urban display project intends hundreds of original engravings to be completed or taken away by passers-by.
After an urban display in Brussels started in October 2019 then participation in the bip2020 in Liège the following year, the series 7 sins of capitalism is redeployed in Paris in collaboration with the Wallonia-Brussels Center. Every weekend, a hundred original prints are hung in the street. The project ends with two weekends of performances at the CWB, May 8 and 9 and May 15 and 16. On a press, the artists print the last two sins of the series in public. At the heart of the system, said public is invited to take the prints with them in order to display them in the city.
Despite the closure of places of culture and art, the prints produced in the gallery were distributed on the doorstep of the WB Center, diverting the concept of click & collect. Also, at a time when the Covid crisis is pulling us away from each other and when the digital age continues to flourish, the project is keen to reconnect with the materiality of exchanges and the circulation of original works.