About exhibition

Strange fruit.

The mechanized or cinetic installations of the irish sculptor Malachi Farrell mix up salvage, movements, sounds and light : a choreography which uses without complex of tinkering as the very last technologies to oblige the spectator to face danger.

Since his beginnings, the artist, who lives in France, never stops to denounce, in a burlesque and solemn way, the world absurdity submissive to standardization, to repetition, and which obstinately seems to want to program its own destruction. His work evokes war, anti-globalization, intolerance, racism but also environment.

The work Strange Fruit is a reference to the poem "Strange fruit" ; it evokes the two black americans' lynching. Written in the middle of the 1930s by Abel Meeropol, and published under the name of Lewis Allen, a Bronx jewish teacher, the later turned it into a song, which will be first interpreted by his wife and, in 1939, by Billie Holiday. The song, considered as one of the first american protest songs, prefigured the future struggles for the civil rights in the United States in the 1950s.


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