Trayectorias sofocadas, 2014. Plaster, wood. 3 x 21 x 14 cm book / 120 x 20.8 x 13.5 cm plinth. Photograph: Fanny Trichet. Courtesy of Frac des Pays de la Loire.
Trayectorias sofocadas, 2014. Plaster, wood. 3 x 21 x 14 cm book / 120 x 20.8 x 13.5 cm plinth. Photograph: Fanny Trichet. Courtesy of Frac des Pays de la Loire.
Trayectorias sofocadas, 2014. Plaster, wood. 3 x 21 x 14 cm book / 120 x 20.8 x 13.5 cm plinth. Photograph: Fanny Trichet. Courtesy of Frac des Pays de la Loire.
Trayectorias sofocadas, 2014. Plaster, wood. 3 x 21 x 14 cm book / 120 x 20.8 x 13.5 cm plinth. Photograph: Fanny Trichet. Courtesy of Frac des Pays de la Loire.
Trayectorias sofocadas, 2014. Plaster, wood. 3 x 21 x 14 cm book / 120 x 20.8 x 13.5 cm plinth. Photograph: Fanny Trichet. Courtesy of Frac des Pays de la Loire.
Cronología de expansión, 2014. Inkjet print on cotton paper. 258 x 574 cm 50 x 70 cm each.
Cronología de expansión, 2014. Inkjet print on cotton paper. 258 x 574 cm 50 x 70 cm each
Cronología de expansión, 2014. Inkjet print on cotton paper. 258 x 574 cm 50 x 70 cm each. Photograph: Fanny Trichet. Courtesy of Frac des Pays de la Loire.
Celemania, 2014. Exhibition view. Frac Des Pays de la Loire. Photograph: Santiago Borja.
Celemania, 2014. Exhibition view. Frac Des Pays de la Loire. Photograph: Santiago Borja.
Celemania, 2014. Frac Des Pays de la Loire. Exhibition view. Photograph: Santiago Borja.
Celemania, 2014. Frac Des Pays de la Loire. Exhibition view. Photograph: Santiago Borja.
Celemania, 2014. Frac Des Pays de la Loire. Exhibition view. Photograph: Santiago Borja.
Celemania, 2014. Frac Des Pays de la Loire. Exhibition view. Photograph: Santiago Borja.
Otras conquistas, 2014. Color video 2'loop. Photograph: Fanny Trichet. Courtesy of Frac des Pays de la Loire.
Otras conquistas, 2014. Color video 2'loop.

The History of Variations by Jacques Bénigne Bossuet (1627-1704) was the starting point for the development of a series of works during the period of residency at the Frac des Pays de la Loire. On a wooden pedestal, Trayectorias sofocadas, a plaster replica perpetuates the form of the closed book, concealing and containing not only Bossuet’s history of variations, but also a parallel story of consumption and register of forms traced by termites. These records are expanded and become even more abstract features both in a video titled Otras conquistas, which runs through the pages of the book, and Cronología de expansión consisting of 40 prints on the wall. The beautiful forms that the pages of the book acquire while the termites build their microhistory, consume the story written by Bossuet, along with his posture and historical weight.