Presentation text of the work by L’île d’en face :
Barricade 2 is made from a protocol that the artist duo has already developed in previous occurrences : the two artists lock themselves into a wire structure which they methodically cover with pallet boards following a principle of tension . They then come to unhook them one by one to build in the center a new shape similar to that of a barricade. This sculptural installation questions the barricade as a symbolic element against oppressive authority as much as it questions its formal dimension, its architectural and physical characteristics. Ultimately, this installation embodies more a border isolating two territories (previously occupied by the two artists) than a means of defense or protection. A mobile work, responding to multiple contexts, Barricade 2 plays with the distinctions established between public and private space, between struggle and cohesion. The political significance of this construction is questioned here: enclosed in this parallelepipedic cage it becomes almost obsolete and seems more to highlight the absurdity of the tensions experienced by the two artists.