BE SURE TO COLLECT ALL YOUR LONGINGS AND LET ME CRASH ON YOUR SHORE
________ Be Sure to Collect All Your Longings and Let Me Crash On Your Shore
Océane Bruel & Dylan Ray Arnold
Exhausted as fellow-passengers caught in service-structures and the flat arrivals of steel
and rubber. We found olive-pits in the trouser-sleeves of the next person. Were they, in
fact, fruit or antennae? We held on the same bending line, flickering across tunnels of
reflecting windows, politely waving fingers.
Next stop was laptop, and the battery kept giving, and giving, and then it was gone. We
never really understood energy. On transit some peanut shells had settled under the chair
(“Life is best under your seat”), but further protection was invited. Some questions were
sent to condensed and distant places: What would You carry along, if You would have to
choose between sand and a Sunburn? Would You stay, if I went?
After several breakdowns and sirius discussions, we all agreed on the disappointment of
the black-hole photos. The collective sentiment rested on eating sandwiches with wireless
There was a bassless voice informing us that The destination You have chosen is
temporarily unavailable or no longer exists. One hour of waiting music, digitally
compressed, lubricating your hurry-nerves.
Every now and then, checking sugar-levels, no new messages, hospitable and ventilated
PETs. An escalator step stands on its side, watching lukewarm farewells and
disagreements caused by pigeons.
The sculptural compositions of Océane Bruel and Dylan Ray Arnold experiment with the corporalities of contemporary travel and mobility. Starting from their own anxieties, desires and fatigue, they masticate ambivalent images, forms and materialities of mobile bodies. Their sculptures, infused with familiar lines, parasitic gestures and impressions, incorporate the movements of humans, objects, commodities, images and resources as well as the systems involved in these movements. Restored from their residency at the Cité Internationale des Arts, Be Sure to Collect All Your Longings and Let Me Crash On Your Shore plays on daily observations of urban rhythms and environments.
Océane Bruel and Dylan Ray Arnold are visual artists based in Helsinki, Finland. This exhibition is part of their collaborative project Touristes Tristes, supported by the Kone Foundation and The Arts Promotion Center Finland.
The artists thank DOC! as well as Faysal and Alexis
• Exhibition from May 16 to June 8, 2019
• Opening on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 7 pm
• Closing on Thursday, June 6, 2019
> Océane Bruel’s website
> Dylan Ray Arnold’s website
Image : Océane Bruel and Dylan Ray Arnold, Be Sure to Collect All Your Longings and Let Me Crash On Your Shore, 2019, 2019, mixed medias, variable dimensions, photo credits Dylan Ray Arnold.