MÀJ . 02.11.2020

Go Ghost!

Exposition personnelle au Frac Bretagne, Rennes, du 12.02 au 19.09.21
Go Ghost!, 2021
Documentation filmée de l’exposition.
Réalisation : La Plage Production

À travers une esthétique « fait-main » et une approche spontanée pleine d’humour et d’ironie, Francesco Finizio développe une pratique basée sur l’observation d’incidents et de phénomènes qui interrogent autant les notions de transaction et de valeur, que de signification de nos constructions culturelles. Ses installations sont à la fois des modèles et des événements. Ainsi la représentation d’espaces planifiés pour des activités commerciales, pour l’habitat, l’exposition, la construction, l’archivage ou encore le travail, ont un aspect programmatique qui permet de spéculer activement sur les usages, les statuts et les sentiments que ces espaces cultivent.

Pour plus d’informations sur l’exposition consultez le site du Frac Bretagne


Vues de l’exposition Go Ghost!
Photo : Frac Bretagne © Aurélien Mole.

Vues de détails de l’exposition Go Ghost!
Photo : Francesco Finizio (1 à 3) ; Aurelien Mole © Frac Bretagne

An animal tossed into an empty space, a field or cage
Will quickly make for the corner.
A space, empty to start.
Cold and dark.
A switch discretely niched
To play master of night and day.
On-off. Cool white. Big blank.
w O mb
r OO m
t O mb
All share the same vowel
An O-pening of sorts
Though pronounced the same
only once does that “O” O-ccur twice.
Implying perhaps a tO and frO That you may cOme and gO As you please
A good room has its ins and outs
“Every day I push the broom across the room to make some room for the next day.”
A space is more than its interplay of walls windows and doors.
A space becomes what it is according to what you put inside it, how you arrange those things and their respective qualities.
As Martin Kippenberger beautifully demonstrated with “The happy end of Kafka’s America”
As is visible in my work “How I went In and out of Business for seven Days and Seven Nights”
I’m interested in spaces that take shape from within rather than above.
Space exploration starts at your fingertips.
I’m interested in space as plural and mobile. It happens. Is and was.
I’m looking for the point or moment where one thing becomes several.
Contours become blurred, logic fuzzy
Oscillate IS the steady state. Shapes shift.
Identity takes a hit…
(Put a dent in your “I” !)
The linguistic tyranny of commodities teaches us that a table is a table is maybe a dinner table but is certainly not a desk or workbench.
A table is also a bed, a shelter, a boat, a shield, a table-au
This was the idea behind the title of my exhibition ARKPARKCRAFTRAFTCLINICLUBPUB at MOBY, Bat Yam, Israel
Where the vessel that is the museum building became all those spaces at once.
Names must be tossed aside to feel things fresh
Language needs thickening : put the putty back in poettry (sic).
How sad for a chair to be reduced to a set of logocentric representations.
When we could think things affects such as “sit ass silent softly”
“Jam Econo” as the Minutemen put it.
Make with Hammers for Hands. An art of heart and parts.
Oppose the all-thumbs to the opposable thumb.
Dumb down enjoy the low life and help things help themselves.
Lo-fi semper fi : sea shells can do cell phones.
Low-res rapid proto leaves the imagination free to ponder both the best and the worst.
Finishing is farther than I need to go.
Walk shoestring budgets.
Arrange, rearrange disrupt and derange.


Ghosts don’t make things. They move things.
They rattle windows and walls, sling furniture and hurl objects, shake the house and all inside…
They trigger encounters and collisions, squat bodies like thieves do cars for joyrides…take possession of them so to speak – ventriloquy.
My economy is the stand-up comic’s.
A glass of water and a microphone, maybe a stool for when the glass gets tired.
The stand-up comic’s condition is not unlike that of the early Christian hermit: each works his schtick spartan and lonely.
Bunuel tapped into this with Simon of the Desert
Overhead is minimal and storage isn’t an issue.
A stand up economy.
I remember a teacher back in art school scolding us for our one-liners,
As if each time we’d committed a shamefully stupid crime.
But if your one liners are good and you can line a few up, you start to have material.
And maybe in those few lines you can say more than your average American author in a six hundred page book.

Une publication numérique bilingue a été réalisée à l’occasion de l’exposition de Francesco Finizio Go Ghost !
Édition : Frac Bretagne, Rennes
Texte : Géraldine Gourbe
Entretien : Etienne Bernard et Alice Malinge
Traduction : Bronwyn Mahoney
Photos : Aurélien Mole
Conception graphique : Jean-François Peschot
66 pages
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