Jordi Colomer

Père Coco, quelques objets perdus en 2001 & autres histoires

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  • Exhibition from April 13th to June 16th, 2002

Jordi Colomer, an architect by training, is a sculptor. Following a body of work dedicated to making fake objects in the 1980s, in the 1990s he decided to set the scene for these objects and make them into theatre. From then on, the videos that he produces deploy in a same single camera movement the symbolic spatiality of a story and of a décor. Characters evolve in an artificial space, largely fake, where the dramaturgy finds itself crystallised in objects of transference. This way of staging the real is supported by the construction of a dispositive to present the videos which, in turn, puts the spectator on stage, organises her movements, and designates her in her double condition as actor and spectator. The use of video allows Jordi Colomer to fully inscribe sculpture in the field of visual art. For him, it is very much a matter of stretching sculpture to the dimensions of video and not the inverse, as is often the case with other sculptors. Video stands, then, as the means to prolong his investigation into the conception of a “sculpture dilated in time”.

The exhibition at Le Grand Café in Saint-Nazaire shows the most recent developments of this activity, notably showing previously unseen photographic work.

The exhibition extends the exploration of representations relating to space undertaken by Jordi Colomer, in particular through references to the history of cinema and of literature.


Les Villes, 2002
Double video projections, DVD, 2 min edited in loop
Co-production ENBA, Lyon; Le Grand Café, Saint-Nazaire and Maravills, Barcelona

Père coco et quelques objets perdus en 2001, 2002
Color photographs on plexiglas

Père coco et quelques objets perdus en 2001, 2002
Video, DV-CAM, 15 min
Co-production Le Grand Café, Saint-Nazaire and Maravills, Barcelona


A,B,C,etc., 1997-99
Video, projection room
DVD 5 min
Production Maravills, Barcelona
Courtesy of the artist

Alfabet, 2000
Video projection
DVD 1 min
Production Maravills, Barcelona
Courtesy of the artist


Jordi Colomer
Quelques stars, travaux vidéos, 1997-2003

co-edition Le Grand Café, Saint-Nazaire, France,
La Villa Arson, Nice, France, and La Galerie, Noisy-le-Sec, France, 2003
French/English/Spanish, 96 pp.
ISBN 2-913689-10-8
20 euros

Texts by Ramon Tio Bellido and Jean-Pierre Rehm


  • Born in Barcelona, Spain, in 1962.
  • Lives and works in Paris and Barcelona.


- Arabian Stars, Galerie Michel Rein, Paris, France
- (Un crime), Frac Basse-Normandie, Caen, France
- Museo Patio Herreriano, Valladolid, Spain


- IAC - Nouveau Musée, Frac Rhône-Alpes, Villeurbanne, France


- Anarchitekton, Ecco, Espaço cultural, Brasilia, Brazil
- Anarchitekton, Frac Bourgogne, Dijon, France
- Le Dortoir, Project room, CCC Tours, France


- Les jumelles, Villa Arson, Nice, France

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