Long Time Parking
Perennial work presented at HubHug
150, rue de Rennes
Fourgon Brink’s is a 1:1 scale replica of a Mercedez-Benz 308 D armoured van, made of painted fir wood. This 2004 sculpture is part of a series of reproductions of various professional vehicles such as a tractor, pizza delivery mopeds, an appliance delivery car… For the past two years, Pascal Rivet has been reflecting on the future of a work of art, its conservation, transformation, recycling and disappearance. For the past two years, Pascal Rivet has been thinking about the future of a work of art, its conservation, transformation, recycling and disappearance. He organised a Saint John's Day fire during which he burned one of his tractors in public. This performance gave rise to a film and a video installation. In the same logic, Fourgon Brink's was presented in a permanent way, outdoors, at the HubHug Sculpture Project. Like a vehicle abandoned in the countryside after use, the sculpture is doomed to the vagaries of time in an almost cinematographic scene. Now Long Time Parking, it is also a reference to Arman's Long Term Parking.
Pascal Rivet, Long Time Parking, 2016. permanent installation of the work Fourgon Brink’s, realized in 2004 (« Les Véhicules »series), at the HubHug Sculpture Project. copy on a 1/1 scale of a Mercedez-Benz 308 D bulletproof van, painted pin batten and various woods, 480 × 220 × 200 cm. Photo: Patrice Goasduff (1, 2, 3 & 5), Pascal Rivet (4, 6 & 7).