Un couple de dés

2005 series

 Found cobblestones, chain, hooks, Various sizes

Melding North American car culture, macho ornamentation and the ready-made weapons of old-world protest, matched pairs of used cobblestones linked by a decorative metal chain hang from hooks on the wall. They resemble at once the fuzzy dice of automobile decoration, street weaponry, male jewellery (and anatomy), and restraining devices. The title, echoing that of Stéphane Mallarmé’s formally revolutionary poem “Un coup de dés jamais n’abolira le hasard” (A throw of the dice never will abolish chance), also might evoke some desperate call to fate associated with displays of aggression and acts of protest.

Solo Exhibitions: Fallow, 2005. PDF
Group Exhibitions: Catriona Jeffries booth, 2005.

Collection(s): Private collections

Germaine Koh, Un couple de dés, 2005, found cobblestones, chain and hooks. One of a series. Photo: Germaine Koh.