Michel François

Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art

Michel François’ recent show “Mest, Brandnetels en Paardebloemen” (Manure, nettles, and dandelions) was divided into two groups: an installation consisting mostly of videos and films; and documentary material from his various collaborations with nonartists. In the first section François installed a pale green carpet with circular perforations at its edges, and onto the wall beyond the carpet he projected a video in which the camera’s movement follows his feet traveling in an endless circle on a green lawn that eventually turns brown. The remaining videotapes and films were displayed on various monitors throughout part of the space.

François has been involved with collaborative projects for some time; recently, he has been working with inmates in a Rotterdam prison for the criminally insane. As part of this project, he installed a display case in the clinic in which the patients can exhibit

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