Maxime Fauconnier

The Waves (colors), 2022
3 typewritten pages on A4 paper, custom wooden frame, anti-reflective glass, 72 x 40 cm

Installation view at CCINQ, Brussels, Belgium, 2023. Photograph by Miguel Rózpide.

“The Waves (colors)” is a 3-page typewritten work compiling chronologically the 675 colors mentioned in "The Waves", divided in sections corresponding to the nine chapters of the novel. Functioning as an enigmatic formula, the work dreams up the colors shaping the events and relationships of a lifetime.

The Waves (colors), 2022 (detail)
3 typewritten pages on A4 paper, custom wooden frame, anti-reflective glass, 72 x 40 cm

Installation view at CCINQ, Brussels, Belgium, 2023. Photograph by Miguel Rózpide.

The Waves (colors), 2022
3 typewritten pages on A4 paper, custom wooden frame, anti-reflective glass, 72 x 40 cm

Installation view at CCINQ, Brussels, Belgium, 2023. Photograph by Miguel Rózpide.
Pictured here with "Untitled (blue glitter)" (2023) by Ann Veronica Janssens and "50° 50' 52" NB , 4° 21' 33" OL" (2023) by Patrick Carpentier.

The Waves (colors), chapter two, 2024
Print on billboard, 390x260cm

Installation views at B09K, Changsha, China, 2024.

The Waves (colors), performance, 2024

“The Waves (colors), performance” is the adaptation of the typewritten artwork “The Waves (colors)” into a performance where six actors, representing the six characters from Woolf’s novel, read the 675 colors of the script at varying rhythms and intervals.

Pictured: "The Waves (colors), performance" at the 2024 abC Art Book Fair in Beijing, China, June 13th to 16th, 2024.

The Waves (colors), performance, 2023

“The Waves (colors), performance” is the adaptation of the typewritten artwork “The Waves (colors)” into a performance where six actors, representing the six characters from Woolf’s novel, read the 675 colors of the script at varying rhythms and intervals.

Pictured: "The Waves (colors), performance" at CCINQ on June 10th, 2023, rue de Ligne 2, Brussels, with the participation of Morgane Azoulay, Guillaume Bleret, Keren Kraizer, Lieven Lahaye, Marie Nguyen De Buck, and Céline Vahsen.

The script of the performance is available as a poetry publication by Décade Éditions.
The Waves (Colors) - Maxime Fauconnier, 2023
150 x 210 mm
20 pages
Available here

The Beginning of Anything, 2022
Found footage film, 25'15'', color, stereo, 16:9, 30 fps

Filmed by people all over the world, a fog appears.

“The Beginning of Anything” is an experimental found footage film compiling amateur videos showing people from all around the world reacting to an immaterial threat: a fog. Acting as a ‘tabula rasa’ experience that re-examines the link between content and form while openly inviting various interpretations, “The Beginning of Anything” proposes a subversive definition of the cinematographic object and its boundaries.

Concept: Maxime Fauconnier
Story: Maxime Fauconnier & Romain Waterlot
Image editing: Romain Waterlot
Sound editing & mixing: Pierre-Nicolas Blandin

The Beginning of Anything, 2022 (still)

The Beginning of Anything, 2022 (still)

The Beginning of Anything, 2022 (still)

The Beginning of Anything, 2022 (still)

The Beginning of Anything, 2022
Found footage film, 25'15'', color, stereo, 16:9, 30 fps

Installation view at the Kochi-Muziris Biennale, Kochi, Kerala, India, 12 December 2022 - 10 April 2023.

Alex, snow, 2011
Color inkjet print on Hahnemühle Photo Rag Satin fine art paper, 100% cotton,310 gr/m2, custom aluminum frame, anti-reflective glass, 80 x 120 cm

Installation view at Fragma Gallery, Kortrijk, Belgium, 2021

restroom men (David Wojnarowicz #2), 2024
White ink on A3 black paper, 150 gr/m2, 44 x 32 cm

Part of a series displaying transcripts of dreams narrated in David Wojnarowicz’s “Tape Journals.” Each dream is handwritten in the dark, inviting the elusive essence of dreams to materialize on the page.

Scenario (THE END), 2023
Letterpress print in black ink on Hahnemühle fine art paper, 100% cotton, 310 gr/m2, 95 x 135 cm

Scenario (BACK TO PRESENT DAY), 2023
Letterpress print in black ink on Hahnemühle fine art paper, 100% cotton, 310 gr/m2, 95 x 135 cm

The series of “Scenarios” displays enlarged film script pages, but emptied of their narrative content: only retained are the directing and editing indications or scene headings, transferred on the paper with the use of a letter press.

Installation view of the exhibition "Homo Spectator", Galerie Récif, les Îles Mardi, Brussels, Belgium, 2023.

Scenario (BACK TO PRESENT DAY), 2023 (detail)
Letterpress print in black ink on Hahnemühle fine art paper, 100% cotton, 310 gr/m2, 95 x 135 cm

Scenario (STREET CORNER - NIGHT), blue, 2023 (detail)
Letterpress print in white ink on inkjet print on Hahnemühle fine art paper, 100% cotton, 310 gr/m2, 95 x 135 cm

Scenario (STREET CORNER - NIGHT), blue, 2023
Letterpress print in white ink on inkjet print on Hahnemühle fine art paper, 100% cotton, 310 gr/m2, 95 x 135 cm

Installation view of the exhibition "Homo Spectator", Galerie Récif, les Îles Mardi, Brussels, Belgium, 2023.

Scenario (RIVER - DAY), 2023
Letterpress print in black ink on Hahnemühle fine art paper, 100% cotton, 310 gr/m2, 95 x 135 cm

Scenario (BACK TO PRESENT DAY), 2023
Letterpress print in black ink on Hahnemühle fine art paper, 100% cotton, 310 gr/m2, 95 x 135 cm

Scenario (THE END), 2023
Letterpress print in black ink on Hahnemühle fine art paper, 100% cotton, 310 gr/m2, 95 x 135 cm

Installation view of the exhibition "A FILM BY", l'Imprimerie, Brussels, Belgium, 2023.

November 14 - December 14, 2023, 2023
Laser print on A4 paper, 160 gr/m2, 21 x 29,7 cm

“November 14 - December 14, 2023” consists of sequence of overlaying dates, typed and printed one at a time over the span of a month.

Ellipse: street corner at night (Agadir), 2023
Diptych of inkjet photographic prints on Hahnemühle fine art paper, 100% cotton, 310 gr/m2, custom double wooden frame, anti-reflective glass, 122 x 44 cm

"Ellipse: street corner at night (Agadir)" consists of a sequence of two photographs taken an instant apart in an alleyway in Agadir, Morocco.

Ellipse: street corner at night (Agadir), 2023 (detail)

Ellipse: street corner at night (Agadir), 2023 (detail)

They cross the street and enter the train station, 2023—ongoing
Black felt-tip pen on A4 paper, 160 gr/m2, glass clip frames, dimensions variable

Installation view (October 2023 version) of the exhibition "Homo Spectator", Galerie Récif, les Îles Mardi, Brussels, Belgium, 2023.

"They cross the street and enter the train station" is an ever-growing artwork consisting of a repeated sentence written in black felt-tip pen on A4 paper.

They cross the street and enter the train station, 2023—ongoing (detail)

They cross the street and enter the train station, 2023—ongoing (detail)

Piazza del Popolo, 2023
Color inkjet print and pencil annotations on Hahnemühle fine art paper, 100% cotton, 310 gr/m2, in custom aluminium frame with anti-reflective glass, 61 x 44 cm

"Piazza del Popolo" shows two film stills, extracted from "The Belly of an Architect" (Peter Greenaway, 1987) and "My Own Private Idaho" (Gus Van Sant, 1991), framing Rome's Piazza del Popolo—and its "twin" churches Santa Maria dei Miracoli and Santa Maria di Montesanto—in an almost identical way. Below the images are penciled the time codes of their appearances in each film.

Man in subway, New York, 2012

Boy running, forest, 2019

On Escaping: One, 2020—ongoing
Found footage video installation, color, no sound, 16:9, 30 fps, duration and dimensions variable

Continuously subject to editing changes and added footage, “On Escaping: One” is a film compiling videos of people all over the world escaping one place to reach another.

On Escaping: One, 2020—ongoing (still)

On Escaping: One, 2020—ongoing (still)

On Escaping: One, 2020—ongoing (still)

On Escaping: One, 2020—ongoing (still)

Lucas, ocean, 2016

Cutting on Action: It has already started, 2022
Typewritten poem on A4 paper, 160 gr/m2, custom walnut frame and anti-reflective glass, 26 x 35 cm

Cutting on Action series, 2021—ongoing: Poems constructed out of dialogue quotes from films following a specific choice of words. Borrowing the film screenplay’s distinct layout and typography, each poem is completed by a footnote listing the sources used for its realization.

Cutting on Action: Your neck, 2022
Typewritten poem on A4 paper, 160 gr/m2, custom walnut frame and anti-reflective glass, 26 x 35 cm

Cutting on Action series, 2021—ongoing: Poems constructed out of dialogue quotes from films following a specific choice of words. Borrowing the film screenplay’s distinct layout and typography, each poem is completed by a footnote listing the sources used for its realization.

Marcel, 2011

Untitled (self-portrait standing in the shower) I, 2024
Superposed monochrome laser prints of a detail from Mark Morrisroe’s photograph “Untitled (self-portrait standing in the shower)” (1981), 160gr paper, 21 x 29,7 cm

ROOMS (Dance a clean dream), 2023
Risograph print, black ink on 160gr pastel blue paper, 29.7 x 42 cm
Edition of 30 + 2AP

"ROOMS (Dance a clean dream)" is a risograph print displaying a sequence of words collected in the section "ROOMS" of Gertrude Stein's experimental poetry book "Tender Buttons" (1914), combined with a black and white photograph.

The Dragon’s Tail, 2019
Film, 6’36’’, black and white, stereo, 16:9, 25 fps

“The Dragon’s Tail” consists of a visually dense poem transcribed into subtitles over a black screen. Although the viewer is denied visual identification with the narrator or the subject, the voice reciting the poem seemingly possesses the ability to move through time and space. Reflecting on our collective visual memory, the film questions if imagining something can be as truthful as experiencing it in reality.

The Dragon’s Tail, 2019 (still)

The Dragon’s Tail, 2019 (still)

Green lighter and turquoise ring on blue linen sheets, 2021

NOT, 2024
Laser monochrome print of a still of the film “Aparajito” (1956) over a still of the film “Hangmen Also Die!” (1943), 160gr paper, 21 x 29,7 cm

Time stood still, 2022—ongoing
Found footage video installation, color, no sound, 16:9, 30 fps, duration and dimensions variable

Installation view during the exhibition "Homo Spectator", Galerie Récif, les Îles Mardi, Brussels, Belgium, 2023.

Continuously subject to editing changes and added material, “Time stood still” is a found footage film showing birds of prey hovering in the sky. While the birds appear to be stuck inside an inescapable frame, their wing movements sync or glitch with the video frame rate, investigating both the film's subject matter and presentation format.

Time stood still, 2022—ongoing (still)

Time stood still, 2022—ongoing (still)

Jump, cliff, 2009