Taking its cue from the French word “binôme”, which stands for a “complementary pair”, Binominale aims to bring together artists from different countries to share guidance on how to recreate or re-perform each other’s artworks from afar. Their collaborations and artistic processes will be documented in novel ways and uploaded to the Binominale website, which will serve as a modern digital archive.
The first iteration will take place simultaneously in La Becque in Switzerland, and the Bass & Reiner Gallery in San Francisco (US). It will link the Swiss artist Bruno Aeberli with the American artist Rhonda Holberton, as well as the French designer based in Chexbres Bertille Laguet and the American artist Sherwin Rio. This contemporary interpretation of 1960s conceptual art encourages co-creation and local sourcing of materials and production. By eliminating transportation, the ecological impact is to be minimised and the saved costs redistributed into the creative process.
Photo credits: Sherwin Rio & Bertille Laguet