Ludovic Chemarin© Moments

In 2005, the artist Ludovic Chemarin decided to put an end to his young and promising artistic career, in order to change his life, to move on. In 2011 Ludovic Chemarin© began his new artistic career and, at La BF15 in Lyon, experienced his first exhibition. Derived, disembodied, he presented himself as a brand, exploited works and purchased rights. Eight years later, he returns, strengthened by his existence as an artist of a new genre, at the forefront of contemporary artistic issues, with a history of success and studies – fascinating for some, disturbing for others. And within this implacable story, against all odds, the presence of Ludovic Chemarin – the human being – has not been erased. On the contrary, from an artist who disappeared in a sophisticated exploitation device, emerges the man whose presence this exhibition tries to shed light on.

Moments proposes to discover a new dimension of Ludovic Chemarin©, thanks to a major edition: a limited edition box comprising three vinyl records accompanied by a booklet. Continuing the logic of co-authoring, music was entrusted to musician Christophe Demarthe and libretto’s text to writer Olivier Combault. The box brings together four composite moments, to immerse oneself in a particular atmosphere, sharing and appropriating Ludovic Chemarin©. A text derived from the biography Total Recall, 38,652 signes (espaces compris), taking the form of a singular fiction, offers a literary interpretation of the artist. This production opens a more intimate, airy, diffuse and sensitive dimension around the project and the artist ©. | Limited edition of 250 copies produced and published in 2018 by mfc-michèle didier | ©2018 Ludovic Chemarin© and mfc-michèle didier.

2018