|Carrying a large bag on his back and dressed in black, Père Coco wanders throughout the city finding objects lost the previous year. This video shows him as he makes his way around the shipyard city of Saint-Nazaire, finding around 100 objects in the most unusual places. Père Coco belongs to that family of characters which are used to frighten little children, such as Père Fouettard, El Coco, Krampus, Zwart Piet or the Bogeyman.
Père Coco rearranges linear time (visualising the encounter of officially found objects) creating a space of suspension of property. The materialisation of Père Coco was possible thanks to the invaluable assistance of the lost property office of Saint-Nazaire, which temporarily lent the valuable items it registered throughout 2001. Prior to Anarchitekton – also starring the artist Idroj Sanicne- this video was made with sequences of cross disolve static images.
Video and projection room
Master en DV-CAM
Copy in DVD
Edition of 3 ex. and 1 AP
Père Coco: Idroj Sanicne
Photography: Marc Viaplana (Ramone)
Image post-production: In-Audiovisuals
Produced by: Le grand café (Saint- Nazaire), Maravills (Barcelona)