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  • MAXIMA LVX
    MAXIMA LVX VIRIDITATIS (2017) LIGHT AND DATA INSTALLATION REMIXING THE ONE DOLLAR BILL ICONIC SYMBOLS FOR GENEVA LUX (curated by FMAC), BY THE LAKESIDE Geneva’s motto – “Post Tenebras Lux” … Read more
  • BONFIRE OF POVERTY
    LE BÛCHER DES ENDETTÉS [BONFIRE OF POVERTY] Annual performance in Geneva curated by The Montesinos Federation since 2016 Inspired by one of the most striking images of medieval Geneva, this … Read more
  • ARMAGEDDON
    ARMAGEDDON Perfume World’s End Scent; smells of smoky gunpowder, burning tyres and rainy battlefields, composed by Frank Capra WAZAWAI (ARMAGEDDON) – Commercial for the fragrance edited by S. Rodriguez, 2012 災い (Wazawai) means…. calamity. … Read more
  • ARTWORKS
    ARTWORKS BONFIRE OF POVERTY,  MAXIMA LVX, ARMAGEDDON, SERVEZ-VOUS, LIBERTAS LIBERTAS, HUMAN RIGHTS KARAOKE, WEED AMBASSY (DIE UNKRAUT BOTSCHAFT), FEED THE WORLD, YOU WIN, THIS IS NOT A LOVE SONG, BORDERLINE, IN LOVING MEMORY, ARM … Read more
  • LIBERTAS LIBERTAS
    LIBERTAS LIBERTAS An actual real 5 cents swiss coin from 1984 has been scanned in 3D to produce those sculptural elements. This work commissioned by Josiane Imhalsy and Madeleine Schuppli … Read more
  • SERVEZ-VOUS
    SERVEZ-VOUS (HELP YOURSELF) Public performance distributing money, Geneva train station, 15th of May 2019 SERVEZ-VOUS (HELP YOURSELF), public performance distributing money, Festival d’idées à but non lucratif, Geneva train station, … Read more
  • PA-PA-PAP-PAP
    PA-PA-PAP-PAP Mobile sonic sculpture driving downtown during the ghetto biennale in Port-au-Prince During the Ghetto Biennale 2017 in Port-au-Prince, The Montesinos Foundation and her accomplices have constructed a huge mobile sound … Read more
  • WEED AMBASSY
    WEED AMBASSY (DIE UNKRAUT BOTSCHAFT) Biennale des espaces d’art indépendants de Genève (B.I.G.), 2017     During the second BIG – Biennale des espaces d’art indépendants de Genève, 2017 – … Read more
  • THIS IS NOT A LOVE SONG
    THIS IS NOT A LOVE SONG Interactive psycho-active installation inside a cargo container during the 2015 B.I.G. biennale in Geneva This experience stands against Guantanamo audio torture methods. The public kneeled in … Read more
  • FEED THE WORLD
    FEED THE WORLD This symbol made of 5 cents swiss coins has been reversed to signify that all the money used by the colonial and patriarchal entity known worldwide as … Read more
  • YOUTRIBE
    YOUTRIBE Inflatable video installation, Mapping Festival 2011, Centre d’art contemporain, Geneva   YOUTRIBE – Elena Montesinos – The Montesinos Federation (TMF) ARTWORKS BONFIRE OF POVERTY, MAXIMA LVX, ARMAGEDDON, SERVEZ-VOUS, LIBERTAS LIBERTAS, HUMAN RIGHTS … Read more
  • COUNTERFEIT FOR PAGANS
    COUNTERFEIT FOR PAGANS Large vacuum pet sculpture drip to fix on the ceiling, as a nasty infiltration of some kind The golden one depicts a gold brick melting, and the … Read more
  • FORTUNA
    FORTUNA Circle composed of 20 banknotes available in different currencies on demand Limited edition for “Out Of This World” Art-Space, 2009.       ARTWORKS BONFIRE OF POVERTY, MAXIMA LVX, ARMAGEDDON, SERVEZ-VOUS, … Read more
  • SAFT
    SAFT Swiss money coins mosaic shaped as a giant stain on the wall Mathematic swiss coin mosaic, 400 x 100 cm, 2013 Some call it “Banker’s Sperm”. (Saft means Juice … Read more
  • ALIEN NATION
    ALIEN NATION Fifty Swiss Francs banknote folded and cut-out Fifty swiss francs banknote folded and cut-out at The OUTERSPACE Art-Show in Geneva.   ARTWORKS BONFIRE OF POVERTY, MAXIMA LVX, ARMAGEDDON, SERVEZ-VOUS, LIBERTAS … Read more
  • ERRATUM
    ERRATUM Poster being sold at a non-profit auction for a NGO       ARTWORKS BONFIRE OF POVERTY, MAXIMA LVX, ARMAGEDDON, SERVEZ-VOUS, LIBERTAS LIBERTAS, HUMAN RIGHTS KARAOKE, WEED AMBASSY (DIE UNKRAUT BOTSCHAFT), FEED … Read more
  • DOMINUS PROVIDEBIT
    DOMINUS PROVIDEBIT Pole-dance stripper bar made with 5 Francs Swiss coins The title is related to the latin quote on the sides of each coin meaning “God provides”, 2009 (Collection … Read more
  • GOLDEN SHOWER
    GOLDEN SHOWER The artist’s urine presented as Christmas decoration in the Donald Art-group’s window in Lausanne       ARTWORKS BONFIRE OF POVERTY, MAXIMA LVX, ARMAGEDDON, SERVEZ-VOUS, LIBERTAS LIBERTAS, HUMAN RIGHTS KARAOKE, WEED … Read more
  • BORDERLINE
    BORDERLINE Swiss passport with a modified morphing photo This portrait has been obtained by assembling two identical halves of the face, with a mirroring symetrical effect. This passport has been used … Read more
  • PICKPOCKETS
    PICKPOCKETS Video 7 secondes. morphing slide show projected in Swiss cinemas before the movies Curated by Nicolas Savary, 1999     ARTWORKS BONFIRE OF POVERTY, MAXIMA LVX, ARMAGEDDON, SERVEZ-VOUS, LIBERTAS LIBERTAS, HUMAN RIGHTS … Read more
  • ARM WRESTLING
    ARM-WRESTLING Public performance event at SHARK, tournament co-produced by KLAT The central piece is a custom professional arm-wrestling standing bench covered in black leather and golden studs to maximize the ceremonious … Read more
  • INFINITY
    INFINITY 16 square meters anti borders flag installed on the top of Geneva’s main train station In-Vivo, group show in the public space curated by Gianni Motti, 1995. The Infinity … Read more
  • SOUND OF THE SYSTEM
    SOUND OF THE SYSTEM Sonic performance in Geneva city, soundtrack by LNA & Plastique de Rêve, curated by FCDAV A limousine driving through Geneva’s banking district carrying an invisible guru speaking to … Read more
  • XXX
    XXX Knife-throwing installation available in various other sizes and patterns XXX, SOLO SHOW AT ESPACE KUGLER, GENEVA, 2008   SPACE KUGLER, Geneva, 2008     ARTWORKS BONFIRE OF POVERTY, MAXIMA LVX, ARMAGEDDON, SERVEZ-VOUS, LIBERTAS … Read more
  • GENERATION X
    GENERATION X A sonic sculpture soundsystem presented in Paris in September 2008 The Marshall amps can be modulated in different shapes. This is the White Trash version, shaped like an … Read more
  • HOW TO BUILD AN EMPIRE
    HOW TO BUILD AN EMPIRE Swiss money coins column going from ground to ceiling The title is related to Rockfeller saying that building a fortune always starts with small coins. … Read more
  • OIL OIL OIL
    OIL!OIL!OIL! Protective car cover, black leather Rorschach inktest pattern on silver nylon Protective car cover ”Oil!Oil!Oil” made for GALERIE J (car-gallery), Black leather (Rorschach Inktest pattern representing oil soiling) on … Read more
  • TMF STATIONERY
    TMF STATIONERY Set of diverse DIY official stationery frames produced for Bureau Culturel Each page can be downloaded to send personal messages to administration. Each page aim is explained in … Read more
  • PIMP MY RIDE
    PIMP MY RIDE CAR COVER 100% MADE OF SUPPORTER FLAGS FOUND IN SHOPS NEAR STADIUMS. DIFFERENT MESSAGES RELATED TO DIVERGENT BELIEFS ARE ALL PATCHWORKED AS ONE ONLY SHROUD. SILENT MOVIES … Read more
  • IN LOVING MEMORY
    IN LOVING MEMORY In loving memory of great men killed by fast machines       ARTWORKS BONFIRE OF POVERTY, MAXIMA LVX, ARMAGEDDON, SERVEZ-VOUS, LIBERTAS LIBERTAS, HUMAN RIGHTS KARAOKE, WEED AMBASSY (DIE UNKRAUT … Read more
  • I WALK THE LINE
    I WALK THE LINE Six Mini-Cooper enamelled hardtops for a group show at La Tôlerie, Clermont-Ferrand GARAGE PARADISE, group show at la Tôlerie, Clermont-Ferrand, 2014 Thanks to the Emil Frey garage … Read more
  • HAPPY MONDAY
    HAPPY MONDAY Video installation shown in a school class, 8 minutes, 2005 In this video, a banker starts creating a small origami zoo on his desk by folding dollar bills … Read more
  • THE PARANORMALS
    THE PARANORMALS Two dj’s disguised as two dead rocking ghosts, spinning the spookiest records all over Europe and abroad THE PARANORMALS – Two DJ’s disguised as two dead rocking ghosts … Read more
  • CAMO SOUND
    CAMO SOUND Wireless headphones displaying homemade psycho-active soundtracks interfering with the artworks shown at the museum   ARTWORKS BONFIRE OF POVERTY, MAXIMA LVX, ARMAGEDDON, SERVEZ-VOUS, LIBERTAS LIBERTAS, HUMAN RIGHTS KARAOKE, WEED AMBASSY (DIE … Read more
  • YOU WIN
    YOU WIN Real lottery draw organized at the Museum of Modern Art in Geneva (MAMCO) sharing the major part of the Manor Kunstpreis 2000 grant with the public of the … Read more
  • HUMAN RIGHTS KARAOKE
    HUMAN RIGHTS KARAOKE The giant broken UN record video spins endlessly displaying a robotized version of the Declaration of Human Rights The giant broken UN record video spins endlessly displaying … Read more
  • LOVE IT
    LOVE IT Special LSD blotter edition for CEC (Centre d’édition contemporaine) Special LSD blotter edition, curated by Veronique Bacchetta for Centre d’édition contemporaine, Annual edition for CEC (Centre d’édition contemporaine) … Read more

 

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