The Völklingen Ironworks flooded in red light
Copyright: Weltkulturerbe Völklinger Hütte | Oliver Dietze
Mardi Noir 1
Copyright: Weltkulturerbe Völklinger Hütte / Hans-Georg Merkel
2019, in situ
1,7 x 3,9 m
Typical for the Breton Arzhel Prioul, aka Mardi Noir, is that he takes pictograms as a starting point for his works. Like an accumulation of weathered old notices, his work announces the transience of all authority, as does his paper collage Achtung, Achtung! (Attention, Attention!), which was created for the 2019 edition of the Urban Art Biennale in Völklingen. He often uses a projector technique, which makes the roughly upscaled results look uneven and pixelated – but that is intentional.