edgar sarin

The Miraculous Cocoon - Le Cocon Miraculeux

 

 

The Miraculous Cocoon- The Embrace - 2014

Tracing paper and Vélin Paper in wooden frame

36cm x 30cm

Private Collection, New York.

 

Sarin has been working on the elaboration of numerous perfect crimes for a few years now. Based on his engineering skills, the plans are drawings, texts and time tables; genuine specifications. Sarin believes these plans, all murders, to be so perfect that if one ever reads them they will kill. In order to rid himself of this burden, Sarin has created six Cocoons, each concealing the plans of a perfect murder. Tortured by the development of the murders and the idea of crime itself, Sarin proposes to reveal the terms of seven of them over the course of six days, leaving to the viewer the possibility of a murder and a terrible and inevitable temptation. Each day a single cocoon will be presented, with all seven being shown on the final day.

Fulfilled unconsciously by the viewer through their own imagination and background, the Miraculous Cocoons are much like a window between the artist and his audience. In line with the long relationship maintained between art and crime, Sarin questions the often ambiguous relationship of the artist and his audience. How much responsibility does he bear for the consequences contained in his works? Is he truly guilty of the influence and scope of his message? Is it legitimate to offload this heavy burden without taking the risk of pushing one to commit the worst crimes, even though the plans are meant to remain hidden from any other human mind? Revisiting the historical myth of the perfect crime, Sarin sets a new dialect between the art work and the viewer as a part of the process of the piece itself.

 

Day one - The Unction

Day Two - The Coronation

Day Three - The Half Magnificence

Day Four - The Immediate Burden

Day Five - The Inaugural Incandescence

Day Six - The Embrace

 

 

 

Day one - The Unction

A Rope - A French/English Dictionary - A Globe

 

 

Day two - The Coronation

A Holy Bible - A Mirror - A 90° Alcohol Bottle

 

 

Day Three - The Half Magnificence

A Syringe of Rabies Vaccin - A see-through New York Times - A Measuring Dial

 

 

Day Four - The Immediate Burden

A Key of an Apartment on Central Park - A Magnifying Glass - A Bottle of Bordeaux Grand Cru

 

 

Day Five - The Inaugural Incandescence

A Book of Mallarmé - A Light Bulb - A Pack of Matches