Based on an uncertainty principle, which is now unleashed to interrupt natural law, the short video DEEPARTURE, 2005, records the behavior of a deer and a wolf interacting precariously in a gallerys empty space (Yvon Lamberts gallery in Paris, where Cantor is currently based). The piece is prefigured by Joseph Beuyss famous 1974 performance, when, without setting foot on American ground, the German conceptual artist was wrapped in felt and delivered to René Blocks New York gallery, where he shared the space with a coyote for a week. Yet, unlike Beuyss exploitation of nature to help fashion his own neo-primitivist persona, Cantors scenario absents the artist and directs the viewer to focus on the relationship between animals that is tentative and inconclusive.
Cantor is a 30-year-old Romanian based in France since 1999. His reputation is now spreading around the globe.
Stacion Center for Contemporary Art, Prishtina
5 December 2007 - 11 January 2008
Opening: 5 December, 19:00 hrs.