Untitled [The tower of Babel]
Caroline Delieutraz [France]
* made in "Puzzle Michèle Wilson" studio
*於 Michèle Wilson砌圖工作室製作
Caroline Delieutraz is a French artist and curator. She was born in 1982 in Annecy, France and she lives and works in Paris. At the age of two, she played the character of a baby in a horror movie.
In 2007, she obtained a Master 2 in Plastic Arts Research, specializing in Contemporary Art and New Media at the University of Paris 8, and a post-diploma at the National School of Decorative Arts in Paris in 2006.
In 2014, after a solo show at the gallery 22,48 m² in Paris, she will take part as an artist in the Biennale de Belleville and the Jeune Création exhibition at Centquatre (Paris). As a curator, she is preparing an exhibition at the Fondation Vasarely in Aix-en-Provence.
2014年，在結束於巴黎22,48 m²畫廊的個展後，她將會以藝術家身份參與德貝爾維爾雙年展及法國Centquatre的Jeune Création展覧。作為策展人的她，正預備在普羅旺斯地區艾克斯的展覧。
Sans Titre (La Tour de Babel) is made of seven layers of jigsaw puzzles. The first layer shows The Tower of Babel as painted by Brueghel. The pieces that are missing reveal the lower layers which in turn show enlarged scenes of the initial picture.
At first, the work looks like a visual enigma. Although the image seems familiar, it doesn’t lend itself immediately to a full understanding. The superimposition of layers with different degrees of enlargement creates a composite image, an "analog glitch" while evoking the strata which are at work in the construction of a myth.
The seven layers also refer to the tower of Babel with its seven floors unfolding, like a telescope, towards the sky. The new viewing devices alter our portrayal of the world. They allow for both panoramas (satellite pictures) and highly detailed close-ups (HD, drones). Does such an enhanced perception allow for a better understanding of the world or does it, on the contrary, lead to an illusion of omniscience liable to generate confusion?