Non-Vérité Authentique

Artist statement

Non-vérité authentique (Untruthful authenticity) is a site-specific sound installation I made during my artist-in-residence at tadlachance from 3 - 9 June 2018. Within the framework of tadlachance’s “étapes nomades”, a solo exhibition organised by tadlachance in Cuges-les-Pins, France.

Many people in the village of Cuges-les-Pins believe that the marriage of Napoleon's sister was held in a small chapel named Chapelle des Pénitents there. However, indeed, it was held in another place of the village instead.

This rumour aroused me of arguing what we believe could be untruthful. So I installed a sound installation with a dialogue between two people questioning our belief, including the texts of the conversations randomly written on the floor.

What is the notion of belief? Is there any authenticity, or as if we create it on our own?

Wai Kit Lam

Cuges-les-Pins, France