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 Julie Clary and Joseph Bonaparte, older brother of Napoléon Bonaparte, was held in a small chapel named Chapelle des Pénitents there in August 1794. However, indeed, it was held in another place in 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 beliefs, 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

6.2018