DARLING - Les Intermittences du Coeur
The work ‘Darling’ is conceived as a dexterity puzzle constructed around the turbulent relationships between the King of England Henry VIII and his wives.
Its formal appearance references three different playing cards at once: the King of Hearts (Henry VIII), the Knight (from the tradition of Spanish suits) and the 6 of Hearts (as in the six wives of Henry VIII, portrayed here by early 1970’s B-movie starlets).
‘Darling - Les Intermittences du Coeur' is a reflection on history, romance and the act of love. The puzzle becomes a complex game of desire, disillusion, betrayal and power.
The piece was created under the specific theme of 'heart' - as seen in playing cards - a theme chosen by the curator Timothée Chaillou for his Only Lovers show at Le Coeur, Paris.