"Jumprope" (jumping rope) refers to a child's game, playful learning, fun and entertainment. "Facewalk," on the other hand, is a vulgar expression that stands for failure, for "flying on one's face" and for dragging oneself along in this uncomfortable situation anyway, for carrying on somehow. "Facewalk / Jumprope" is about the coming together of these two poles. In Mathieu Dafflon's work, the artist is not a genius who provides us with universal answers to pressing questions. Rather, the artist acts as a sarcastic comedian and a wistful observer. Dafflon's exhibition is a playground where one can go on a personal voyage of discovery - playful, failing, without dogmatism, but all the more fun for it.
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