Born in 1989, lives and works in Adelaide, Australia.
Dani Reynolds is an artist who works with situations.
Their multidisciplinary practice tends to reshape everyday life and habits, to thwart contextual symbols and allow attention to the futile. The artist adresses notions of miss and failure, proclaiming amateurism and "notknowing" as sources of reflection and work.
Attachment and sincerity are core questions of their performances, drawing on our every-day relationships, on our links to fetish objects, to a canine company, or to our traditions.
They stage themselves during re-enactments of popular events in order to explore the notion of performativity among the aficionados of games, contests and the spectacular.
Their work thus considers the borders between mainstream and marginal media, and invents trajectories that reveal the iconic potential of the ordinary.
Somme toute, Clermont-Ferrand
13bis rue Neyron
Open on Thursday 23rd February at 7pm
Fascinated by the world of games and the curious competition it allows, as well as by questions of self-performativity, Dani Reynolds tries in 2022 to break the record for the widest wig in the world. During this evening, they invite us to discover the video which retraces the process of this attempt, somewhere between performance documentation, television show and formal evidence required by the Guinness World Records.
Hugo Llanes opts for a staging borrowing from the world of business and product presentation. Through a series of documents and images, the Mexican artist illustrates the ways in which bread, as a consumer good, stretches through the history of social evolutions with, in particular, the development of the current globalized world and systemic exploitations that it engenders.