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