French English Back Back

Parade


Special guest: Bernard Demenge

I like faces, making faces. It's a childish activity that is permitted under certain circumstances, but generally considered reprehensible by reasonable adults. Young, talentless actors make too many faces. Hams just can't get enough of them. End-of-soirée buffoons are proud of their prowess in this department. But the act of making faces could never be categorised, under any circumstances, as an art form - not even as a minor, or pitiful, art form. Silly competitions and several ridiculous websites do of course exist on the subject. The Book of Records most likely contains two or three images of faces voluntarily deformed by exceptional grimaces, photos stuck in between the portrait of the largest consumer of sausage and a description of the technique to adopt for throwing cherry stones... Nonetheless, I like making faces. Sorry Ma, it isn't pretty or polite, but ever since I was very young I have loved making faces. I have always made them. At first, I didn't even notice, but I have gradually become conscious of the fact. To get the laughers on my side, I harnessed this natural tendancy, punctuating my speech with furtive, ape-like mimics. Now I just can't stop.


 

Bernard Demenge/Picuretank DEMB0139093

Self portrait with plastic flower pot.

Nancy, Meurthe-et-Moselle, Lorraine, France - 25/02/2007

 

Bernard Demenge/Picuretank DEMB0139094

Self portrait with red thread.

Nancy, Meurthe-et-Moselle, Lorraine, France - 25/02/2007

 

Bernard Demenge/Picuretank DEMB0139098

Self portrait with little ghettoblaster.

Nancy, Meurthe-et-Moselle, Lorraine, France - 04/06/2007

 

Bernard Demenge/Picuretank DEMB0139103

Self portrait with colour crayons and rubber bands.

Nancy, Meurthe-et-Moselle, Lorraine, France - 17/03/2007

 

Bernard Demenge/Picuretank DEMB0139104

Self portrait with black-and-white leather football.

Nancy, Meurthe-et-Moselle, Lorraine, France - 10/07/2007

 

Bernard Demenge/Picuretank DEMB0139105

Self portrait with clothes brush and rubber bands.

Nancy, Meurthe-et-Moselle, Lorraine, France - 10/07/2007

 

Bernard Demenge/Picuretank DEMB0139097

Self portrait with leather belt under the nose.

Nancy, Meurthe-et-Moselle, Lorraine, France - 11/05/2007

 

Bernard Demenge/Picuretank DEMB0139095

Self portrait with a protective latex glove.

Nancy, Meurthe-et-Moselle, Lorraine, France - 19/05/2007

 

Bernard Demenge/Picuretank DEMB0139096

Self portrait with women's shoes and adhesive tape.

Nancy, Meurthe-et-Moselle, Lorraine, France - 10/03/2007

 

Bernard Demenge/Picuretank DEMB0139099

Self portrait with artificial flower petals and rubber bands.

Nancy, Meurthe-et-Moselle, Lorraine, France - 17/03/2007

 

Bernard Demenge/Picuretank DEMB0139106

Self portrait with haircutting scissors and rubber bands.

Nancy, Meurthe-et-Moselle, Lorraine, France - 21/09/2007

 

Bernard Demenge/Picuretank DEMB0139107

Self portrait with magazine advertisement and adhesive tape.

Nancy, Meurthe-et-Moselle, Lorraine, France - 28/09/2007

 

Bernard Demenge/Picuretank DEMB0139108

Self portrait with children's figurines' plastic hands and arms.

Nancy, Meurthe-et-Moselle, Lorraine, France - 12/09/2007

 

Bernard Demenge/Picuretank DEMB0139109

Self portrait with red torch.

Nancy, Meurthe-et-Moselle, Lorraine, France - 30/11/2007

 

Bernard Demenge/Picuretank DEMB0139774

Self portrait with sponge.

Nancy, Meurthe-et-Moselle, Lorraine, France - 13/02/2007

 

Bernard Demenge/Picuretank DEMB0139775

Self portrait with articulated artist's figurine.

Nancy, Meurthe-et-Moselle, Lorraine, France - 11/01/2007

 

Bernard Demenge/Picuretank DEMB0139818

Self portrait with Christmas decorations.

Nancy, Meurthe-et-Moselle, Lorraine, France - 30/11/2007

 

Bernard Demenge/Picuretank DEMB0139114

Self portrait with kitchen grater and rubber bands.

Nancy, Meurthe-et-Moselle, Lorraine, France - 11/01/2007

 

Bernard Demenge/Picuretank DEMB0139115

Self portrait with elastic band.

Nancy, Meurthe-et-Moselle, Lorraine, France - 13/05/2007

 

Bernard Demenge/Picuretank DEMB0139100

Self portrait with dress-up plastic golden crown.

Nancy, Meurthe-et-Moselle, Lorraine, France - 20/06/2007

 

Bernard Demenge/Picuretank DEMB0139819

Self portrait with latex swimming cap.

Nancy, Meurthe-et-Moselle, Lorraine, France - 07/09/2007

 

Bernard Demenge/Picuretank DEMB0139404

Self portrait with steel wool for dishwashing.

Nancy, Meurthe-et-Moselle, Lorraine, France - 08/05/2007

 

Bernard Demenge/Picuretank DEMB0139405

Self portrait with mouldy doily and rubber bands.

Nancy, Meurthe-et-Moselle, Lorraine, France - 15/03/2007

 

Bernard Demenge/Picuretank DEMB0139778

Self portrait with forks.

Nancy, Meurthe-et-Moselle, Lorraine, France - 26/08/2007

 

Bernard Demenge/Picuretank DEMB0139809

Self portrait with slice of white ham.

Nancy, Meurthe-et-Moselle, Lorraine, France - 15/03/2007

 

Bernard Demenge/Picuretank DEMB0139802

Self portrait with five potatoes held in the mouth.

Nancy, Meurthe-et-Moselle, Lorraine, France - 27/06/2007

 

Bernard Demenge/Picuretank DEMB0139810

Self portrait with six carrots held in the mouth.

Nancy, Meurthe-et-Moselle, Lorraine, France - 01/12/2007

 

Bernard Demenge/Picuretank DEMB0139811

Self portrait with ready-to-use industrial dough.

Nancy, Meurthe-et-Moselle, Lorraine, France - 08/05/2007

 

Bernard Demenge/Picuretank DEMB0139812

Self portrait with potato mash striped with a fork.

Nancy, Meurthe-et-Moselle, Lorraine, France - 20/05/2007

 

Bernard Demenge/Picuretank DEMB0139813

Self portrait with spaghetti and a plastic sieve.

Nancy, Meurthe-et-Moselle, Lorraine, France - 29/08/2007

 

Bernard Demenge/Picuretank DEMB0139815

Self portrait with grimace secured by adhesive tape.

Nancy, Meurthe-et-Moselle, Lorraine, France - 06/06/2007

 

Bernard Demenge/Picuretank DEMB0139814

Self portrait with grimace secured by adhesive tape.

Nancy, Meurthe-et-Moselle, Lorraine, France - 06/06/2007

 

Bernard Demenge/Picuretank DEMB0139816

Self portrait with grimace secured by adhesive tape.

Nancy, Meurthe-et-Moselle, Lorraine, France - 06/06/2007

 

Bernard Demenge/Picuretank DEMB0139817

Self portrait with grimace secured by adhesive tape.

Nancy, Meurthe-et-Moselle, Lorraine, France - 06/06/2007

 

Bernard Demenge/Picuretank DEMB0139820

Self portrait with grimace secured by adhesive tape.

Nancy, Meurthe-et-Moselle, Lorraine, France - 06/06/2007

 

Bernard Demenge/Picuretank DEMB0139821

Self portrait with grimace secured by adhesive tape.

Nancy, Meurthe-et-Moselle, Lorraine, France - 06/06/2007

 

Bernard Demenge/Picuretank DEMB0139822

Self portrait with grimace secured by adhesive tape.

Nancy, Meurthe-et-Moselle, Lorraine, France - 06/06/2007

 

Bernard Demenge/Picuretank DEMB0139823

Self portrait with fishing line.

Nancy, Meurthe-et-Moselle, Lorraine, France - 27/06/2007

 

Bernard Demenge/Picuretank DEMB0139824

Self portrait with fishing line.

Nancy, Meurthe-et-Moselle, Lorraine, France - 27/06/2007

 

Bernard Demenge/Picuretank DEMB0139825

Self portrait with two cotton buds in the mouth.

Nancy, Meurthe-et-Moselle, Lorraine, France - 18/10/2007

 

Bernard Demenge/Picuretank DEMB0139826

Self portrait with two cotton buds propping up the eyes.

Nancy, Meurthe-et-Moselle, Lorraine, France - 18/10/2007

 

Bernard Demenge/Picuretank DEMB0139827

Self portrait with a cotton bud in the mouth.

Nancy, Meurthe-et-Moselle, Lorraine, France - 18/10/2007

 

Bernard Demenge/Picuretank DEMB0139828

Self portrait with two key hooks and fishing line.

Nancy, Meurthe-et-Moselle, Lorraine, France - 25/05/2007

 

Bernard Demenge/Picuretank DEMB0139829

Self portrait with ten clothes pegs.

Nancy, Meurthe-et-Moselle, Lorraine, France - 04/06/2007

 

Bernard Demenge/Picuretank DEMB0139832

Self portrait with a little clamp and two pieces of wood.

Nancy, Meurthe-et-Moselle, Lorraine, France - 05/06/2007

 

Bernard Demenge/Picuretank DEMB0139830

Self portrait with a piece of string.

Nancy, Meurthe-et-Moselle, Lorraine, France - 28/06/2007

 

Bernard Demenge/Picuretank DEMB0139831

Self portrait with clothes pegs, string, rubber bands, hooks, bolts...

Nancy, Meurthe-et-Moselle, Lorraine, France - 07/12/2007

 

Bernard Demenge/Picuretank DEMB0139834

Self portrait with the mouth propped open with a piece of plastic bottle.

Nancy, Meurthe-et-Moselle, Lorraine, France - 19/03/2007

 

Bernard Demenge/Picuretank DEMB0139833

Self portrait with the right hand in the mouth.

Nancy, Meurthe-et-Moselle, Lorraine, France - 15/06/2007



top