With "Edge Detection and Delightful Surfaces", Pascal Dufaux delivers a collection of works that, through introspection, induce various forms of reversals. The work of Dufaux adheres to the theory of neuroplasticity, which is expressed by the adaptability of the brain to create, undo or reorganize neural networks and connections. This physical malleability naturally echoes intellectual, social or ideological plasticity, and suggests our capacity to undo the norms acquired to reinvent new ones. This also refers to the plasticity of artistic practice itself, such as that of Dufaux, and to its propensity to become a collective practice.
The components of the exhibition were produced in his sculpture workshop in parallel with the plastic research that he carries out together with Sarah Wendt, his collaborator since 2015. Performer, visual artist and musician, Wendt is interested in the moving image and the encounter with objects. This cross-pollination of their languages makes Dufaux's work evolve to include a pictorial reflection embodied in design techniques as well as in the use of light as a sculptural material.