ANGELA DETANICO / RAFAEL LAIN

 

Angela Detanico et Rafael Lain travaillent ensemble depuis 1996. Sémiologue et graphiste de formation, respectivement nés en 1974 et 1973 au Brésil, ils vivent et travaillent à Paris. Ils ont eu en 2007 le pavillon brésilien à la Biennale de Venise.

Fascinés par ce qui dépasse l’homme et la compréhension du monde qui l’entoure, ils tirent d’une recherche scientifique, mathématique et littéraire des systèmes de représentation et d’écriture du temps, de l’espace, de la mémoire, de l’infini.

Héritée du statement conceptuel et ancrée dans l’usage de nouveaux moyens de création sonore, graphique et plastique, leur démarche s’exprime dans un formalisme rigoureux et épuré d’une grande poésie.


The young Brazilian couple, Angela Detanico and Rafael Lain, have been working together since 1996. Their largely conceptual works employ the use of sound, graphics, text, video, and other traditional art mediums within their installations. They represent a rigorous use of formalism and a refined use of visual and written poetry.

Their work reflects their joint fascination with the human ability to contemplate the world around them and beyond. Imbued with scientific, mathematical and literary references, their work applies themes of time, space, memory and the infinite beyond.

Detanico and Lain, a semiotician and a graphic designer respectively, currently live and work in Paris. They were two of three artists chosen to represent Brazil in the 2007 Venice Biennale.

2016, letter piece, animation B/W, silent, digital file, loop, unique work
TIME 2016, letter piece, animation B/W, silent, digital file, loop, unique work
2016, text piece, black adhesive letters, dimensions variable, unique work (in 2 different versions)
Ooooooooo 2016, text piece, black adhesive letters, dimensions variable, unique work (in 2 different versions)
2016, text piece, black adhesive letters, dimensions variable, unique work (in 2 different versions)
Ooooooooo 2016, text piece, black adhesive letters, dimensions variable, unique work (in 2 different versions)
2016, sound piece and animation B/W, digital file, loop, dimensions variable, edition of 5
REVOLUTIONS 2016, sound piece and animation B/W, digital file, loop, dimensions variable, edition of 5
2016, animation B/W, silent, digital file, loop, edition of 5
365 Soles 2016, animation B/W, silent, digital file, loop, edition of 5
2016, animation B/W, silent, digital file, loop, unique work
Figures de Copernic, Revolutions 2016, animation B/W, silent, digital file, loop, unique work
2016, animation B/W, silent, digital file, loop, unique work
Figures de Copernic, Revolutions 2016, animation B/W, silent, digital file, loop, unique work
2016, animation B/W, silent, digital file, loop, unique work
Figures de Copernic, Revolutions 2016, animation B/W, silent, digital file, loop, unique work
2016, animation B/W, silent, digital file, loop, unique work
Figures de Copernic, Revolutions 2016, animation B/W, silent, digital file, loop, unique work
2016, animation B/W, silent, digital file, loop, unique work
Figures de Copernic, Revolutions 2016, animation B/W, silent, digital file, loop, unique work
2016, letter piece, black adhesive vinyl, unique work
FIGURES DE COPERNIC, REVOLUTIONS 2016, letter piece, black adhesive vinyl, unique work
2016, letter piece, black adhesive vinyl, unique work
FIGURES DE COPERNIC, SENSE 2016, letter piece, black adhesive vinyl, unique work
2016, text piece, black adhesive letters, dimensions variable, unique work
URSA MAJOR 2016, text piece, black adhesive letters, dimensions variable, unique work
2016, digital pigment print on paper, 31,1 x 47,7 cm, unique work
A SUBSTANCE IN A CUSHION 2016, digital pigment print on paper, 31,1 x 47,7 cm, unique work
CONSCIENCE, 2016, animation N/B, muette, edition de 5
ANGELA DETANICO/ RAFAEL LAIN CONSCIENCE, 2016, animation N/B, muette, edition de 5
2016, animation, digital file, B/W, silent, edition of 5
CONSCIENCE 2016, animation, digital file, B/W, silent, edition of 5
CHANGEMENT, 2016, animation N/B, muette, edition de 5
ANGELA DETANICO/ RAFAEL LAIN CHANGEMENT, 2016, animation N/B, muette, edition de 5
2016, animation, digital file, B/W, silent, edition of 5
CHANGEMENT 2016, animation, digital file, B/W, silent, edition of 5
2016, ink-jet on paper, polyptych (6 parts), 21 x 15 cm each, unique work
AVENIR 2016, ink-jet on paper, polyptych (6 parts), 21 x 15 cm each, unique work
2016, ink-jet on paper, polyptych (7 parts), 21 x 15 cm each, unique work
MEMOIRE 2016, ink-jet on paper, polyptych (7 parts), 21 x 15 cm each, unique work
2016, ink-jet on paper, polyptych (8 parts), 21 x 15 cm each, unique work
ILLUSION 2016, ink-jet on paper, polyptych (8 parts), 21 x 15 cm each, unique work
2015, animation, digital file, B&W, silent, loop, unique work
HERE, EMILY DICKINSON 2015, animation, digital file, B&W, silent, loop, unique work
2015, animation, digital file, B&W, silent, loop, unique work
HERE, EMILY DICKINSON 2015, animation, digital file, B&W, silent, loop, unique work
2015, animation, digital file,  B&W, silent, loop, unique work
NOW, EMILY DICKINSON 2015, animation, digital file, B&W, silent, loop, unique work
2015, animation, digital file, B&W, silent, loop, unique work
NOW, EMILY DICKINSON 2015, animation, digital file, B&W, silent, loop, unique work
2015, black adhesive letters, tape, dimensions variable, unique work
LEXICON / PARADOXO (N) 2015, black adhesive letters, tape, dimensions variable, unique work
2015, black adhesive letters, tape, dimensions variable, unique work
LEXICON / LABIRINTO (N) 2015, black adhesive letters, tape, dimensions variable, unique work
2015, black adhesive letters in a record cover (black or white), 31,3 x 31,3 cm, edition of 30
SERPENT / PRESENT 2015, black adhesive letters in a record cover (black or white), 31,3 x 31,3 cm, edition of 30
2014, animation (double projection), digital file, B/W, silent, 625 sec, unique work in a series
les nuages de paris 2014, animation (double projection), digital file, B/W, silent, 625 sec, unique work in a series
2014, aluminium, Ø 75 cm, unique work
MARE IMBRIUM 2014, aluminium, Ø 75 cm, unique work
2014, aluminium, Ø 75 cm, unique work
MARE FRIGORIS 2014, aluminium, Ø 75 cm, unique work
2014, aluminium, Ø 75 cm, unique work
MARE HUMORUM 2014, aluminium, Ø 75 cm, unique work
2014, aluminium, Ø 75 cm, unique work
MARE INGENII 2014, aluminium, Ø 75 cm, unique work
2014, aluminium, Ø 75 cm, unique work
MARE SERENITATIS 2014, aluminium, Ø 75 cm, unique work
2014, aluminium, Ø 75 cm, unique work
MARE TRANQUILITATIS 2014, aluminium, Ø 75 cm, unique work
2014, black adhesive letters, dimensions variable, unique work
ANDROMEDA 2014, black adhesive letters, dimensions variable, unique work
2014, black adhesive letters, dimensions variable, unique work
PERSEUS 2014, black adhesive letters, dimensions variable, unique work
2014, 4 clocks, dimensions variable, unique work in a series
TIMESQUARE 2014, 4 clocks, dimensions variable, unique work in a series
2014, aluminium painted black, 3,8 x 98,8 x 3,8 cm, edition of 3,8
3,8 2014, aluminium painted black, 3,8 x 98,8 x 3,8 cm, edition of 3,8
2014, plexiglas shelves, 5 vases and water, 17 x 88 x 12 cm, unique work in a series
Level 2014, plexiglas shelves, 5 vases and water, 17 x 88 x 12 cm, unique work in a series
2014, black paper and sandblasted glass (a scale model of the solar system), 32 x 20 x 20 cm, edition of 5
1:10000000000 2014, black paper and sandblasted glass (a scale model of the solar system), 32 x 20 x 20 cm, edition of 5
2014, animation, digital file, B/W, silent, text in 4 languages (french, latin, english and portugese), total duration : 112 min (4 parts of 28min), edition of 5
vingt-huit lunes 2014, animation, digital file, B/W, silent, text in 4 languages (french, latin, english and portugese), total duration : 112 min (4 parts of 28min), edition of 5
2014, animation, digital file, B/W, silent, text in 4 languages (french, latin, english and portugese), total duration : 112 min (4 parts of 28min), edition of 5
vingt-huit lunes 2014, animation, digital file, B/W, silent, text in 4 languages (french, latin, english and portugese), total duration : 112 min (4 parts of 28min), edition of 5
2014, animation, digital file, B/W, silent, text in 4 languages (french, latin, english and portugese), total duration : 112 min (4 parts of 28min), edition of 5
vingt-huit lunes 2014, animation, digital file, B/W, silent, text in 4 languages (french, latin, english and portugese), total duration : 112 min (4 parts of 28min), edition of 5
2014, animation, digital file, B/W, silent, text in 4 languages (french, latin, english and portugese), total duration : 112 min (4 parts of 28min), edition of 5
vingt-huit lunes 2014, animation, digital file, B/W, silent, text in 4 languages (french, latin, english and portugese), total duration : 112 min (4 parts of 28min), edition of 5
2014, animation, digital file, B/W, sound, 467 secondes for the French version, 311 secondes for the English version, unique work
comme des gouttes de pluie sur la lune / like raindrops on the moon 2014, animation, digital file, B/W, sound, 467 secondes for the French version, 311 secondes for the English version, unique work
2014, 4 units, plexiglass (black and transparent), 120 x 80 cm each, edition of 5
NEW FIRST FULL LAST 2014, 4 units, plexiglass (black and transparent), 120 x 80 cm each, edition of 5
2013, light piece, dimensions variable, unique work
GOBO SERIES, AIR 2013, light piece, dimensions variable, unique work
2013, light piece, dimensions variable, unique work
GOBO SERIES, FLOU 2013, light piece, dimensions variable, unique work
2013, light piece, dimensions variable, unique work
GOBO SERIES, JOY 2013, light piece, dimensions variable, unique work
2013, light piece, dimensions variable, unique work
GOBO SERIES, MOT 2013, light piece, dimensions variable, unique work
2013, color print mounted on dibond, diptych, 21,5 x 17,5 cm each, edition of 2
SIX YEARS 2013, color print mounted on dibond, diptych, 21,5 x 17,5 cm each, edition of 2
2013, black adhesive letters, dimensions variable, unique work
TWO VOICES, DEMI/ENTIER 2013, black adhesive letters, dimensions variable, unique work
2013, black adhesive letters, dimensions variable, unique work
TWO VOICES, BLACK/WHITE 2013, black adhesive letters, dimensions variable, unique work
2013, black adhesive letters, dimensions variable, unique work
TWO VOICES, DAWN/DUSK 2013, black adhesive letters, dimensions variable, unique work
2013, 20 aluminium sheets, 130 x 80 cm, unique work
WORDS CUT OUT OF SILENCE 2013, 20 aluminium sheets, 130 x 80 cm, unique work
2012, diptych, wall drawing, 240 x 240 each, unique in two versions (N)
THE LONGEST DAY / THE SHORTEST DAY (N) 2012, diptych, wall drawing, 240 x 240 each, unique in two versions (N)
2012, , animation, digital file, B/W, sound, endless duration in loop, edition of 3
REVOLUTIONS 2012, , animation, digital file, B/W, sound, endless duration in loop, edition of 3
2012, animation, digital file, B/W, silent, 24 hours in loop, unique work
TIMEWAVES, CHAPTER V 2012, animation, digital file, B/W, silent, 24 hours in loop, unique work
2012, animation, digital file, B/W, silent, 24 hours in loop, unique work
TIMEWAVES, CHAPTER V 2012, animation, digital file, B/W, silent, 24 hours in loop, unique work
2012, animation, digital file, B/W, silent, 24 hours in loop, unique work
TIMEWAVES, CHAPTER IX 2012, animation, digital file, B/W, silent, 24 hours in loop, unique work
2012, digital pigment print, 120 x 80 cm, unique work
TWO VOICES, PLINY-THOREAU (X-11) 2012, digital pigment print, 120 x 80 cm, unique work
2012, digital pigment print, 120 x 80 cm, unique work
TWO VOICES, WALDROP-CAGE (X-12) 2012, digital pigment print, 120 x 80 cm, unique work
2012, digital pigment print, 120 x 80 cm, unique work
TWO VOICES, ROUBEAU-STEIN (X-13) 2012, digital pigment print, 120 x 80 cm, unique work
2012, animation (double projection), digital file, B/W, sound, 366 minutes in loop, edition of 2
TWO VOICES (N) 2012, animation (double projection), digital file, B/W, sound, 366 minutes in loop, edition of 2
2012, animation (double projection), digital file, B/W, sound, 366 minutes in loop, edition of 2
TWO VOICES (N) 2012, animation (double projection), digital file, B/W, sound, 366 minutes in loop, edition of 2
2012, animation (double projection), digital file, B/W, sound, 366 minutes in loop, edition of 2
TWO VOICES (N) 2012, animation (double projection), digital file, B/W, sound, 366 minutes in loop, edition of 2
2010, salt (wave form), 170 x 500 cm, unique work
VAGUE 2010, salt (wave form), 170 x 500 cm, unique work
2010, animation, digital file, B/W, silent, loop, unique work
BLACK SEA (SELECTED/FLAT) 2010, animation, digital file, B/W, silent, loop, unique work
2010, animation, digital file, B/W, silent, loop, unique work
BLACK SEA (SELECTED/FLAT) 2010, animation, digital file, B/W, silent, loop, unique work
2010,  animation (double projection), digital file, B/W, sound, duration : 53940 », edition of 3
WAVE HORIZON 2010, animation (double projection), digital file, B/W, sound, duration : 53940 », edition of 3
2010, animation, digital file, B/W, sound, duration : 53940 », edition of 3
WAVE HORIZON, SAW 2010, animation, digital file, B/W, sound, duration : 53940 », edition of 3
2010, animation, digital file, B/W, sound, duration : 53940 », edition of 3
WAVE HORIZON, SINE 2010, animation, digital file, B/W, sound, duration : 53940 », edition of 3
2010, animation, digital file, B/W, sound, duration : 53940 », edition of 3
WAVE HORIZON, TRIANGLE 2010, animation, digital file, B/W, sound, duration : 53940 », edition of 3
2010, animation, digital file, B/W, sound, duration : 53940 », edition of 3
WAVE HORIZON, WHITE NOIZE 2010, animation, digital file, B/W, sound, duration : 53940 », edition of 3
2009, sound installation, audio files, 14 min, unique work
WINDSPELLING 2009, sound installation, audio files, 14 min, unique work
2009, sound installation, audio files, 14 min, unique work
Windspelling 2009, sound installation, audio files, 14 min, unique work
2009, ink on paper, 24 elements, 65 x 50 cm each, unique work
Les constellations de l’alphabet 2009, ink on paper, 24 elements, 65 x 50 cm each, unique work
2009, 365 characters text on self adhesive vinyl, 190 x 190 cm, box with 365 off set print cards, 15 x 10 cm, unique work
ANALEMA (S) 2009, 365 characters text on self adhesive vinyl, 190 x 190 cm, box with 365 off set print cards, 15 x 10 cm, unique work
2008, installation, 24 hours, unique work
MEAN SUN 2008, installation, 24 hours, unique work
(detail) 2008, installation,  24 hours, unique work
MEAN SUN (detail) 2008, installation, 24 hours, unique work
(detail) 2008, installation,  24 hours, unique work
MEAN SUN (detail) 2008, installation, 24 hours, unique work
2008, color photo mounted on aluminium, 60 x 113,2 cm, unique work
LOCAL TIME, UNE HEURE A HONG KONG 2008, color photo mounted on aluminium, 60 x 113,2 cm, unique work
2008, color photo mounted on aluminium, 60 X 122,3 cm, unique work
LOCAL TIME, SEPT HEURE A VANCOUVER 2008, color photo mounted on aluminium, 60 X 122,3 cm, unique work
2008, animation, Ventana font color, silent, 10 min, edition of 5
Something Crossing 2008, animation, Ventana font color, silent, 10 min, edition of 5
2007, installation, drawing on paper and 25 plexiglass units, dimensions variable, unique work
SOUS LE SOLEIL, zulu time 2007, installation, drawing on paper and 25 plexiglass units, dimensions variable, unique work
2007, ink-jet on paper, set of 24 framed units, 32,5 x 23 cm each, unique work
SOUS LE SOLEIL, MINUTE A MINUTE 2007, ink-jet on paper, set of 24 framed units, 32,5 x 23 cm each, unique work
2007, ink-jet on paper, set of 24 framed units, 32,5 x 23 cm each, unique work
SOUS LE SOLEIL, MINUTE A MINUTE 2007, ink-jet on paper, set of 24 framed units, 32,5 x 23 cm each, unique work
2007, ink-jet on plexiglass, wood, mirror, 12 independent units, 48 x 46,5 x 25 cm each, unique works
INVERSE 2007, ink-jet on plexiglass, wood, mirror, 12 independent units, 48 x 46,5 x 25 cm each, unique works
2007, ink-jet print, silkscreen on glass, 41 x 41 cm, unique work
Alhena 2007, ink-jet print, silkscreen on glass, 41 x 41 cm, unique work
2007, ink-jet print, silkscreen on glass, 41 x 41 cm, unique work
Alzirr 2007, ink-jet print, silkscreen on glass, 41 x 41 cm, unique work
2007, ink-jet print, silkscreen on glass, 41 x 41 cm, unique work
Furud 2007, ink-jet print, silkscreen on glass, 41 x 41 cm, unique work
2007, ink-jet print, silkscreen on glass, 41 x 41 cm, unique work
Mekbuda 2007, ink-jet print, silkscreen on glass, 41 x 41 cm, unique work
2007, ink-jet print, silkscreen on glass, 41 x 41 cm, unique work
Procyon 2007, ink-jet print, silkscreen on glass, 41 x 41 cm, unique work
2007, ink-jet print, silkscreen on glass, 41 x 41 cm, unique work
Wezn 2007, ink-jet print, silkscreen on glass, 41 x 41 cm, unique work
2007, ink-jet print, silkscreen on glass, 41 x 41 cm, unique work
Wezen 2007, ink-jet print, silkscreen on glass, 41 x 41 cm, unique work
2006, animation (double projection), digital file,  color, silent, 8 min in loop, edition of 5
OR, AUTREMENT 2006, animation (double projection), digital file, color, silent, 8 min in loop, edition of 5
2003, animation, digital file,  color, sound, 7 min 36, edition of 5
flatland 2003, animation, digital file, color, sound, 7 min 36, edition of 5