The installation wonders about the formal similarities and differences between a crime scene and a work of art. A forensics expert analyzes red spatter and speaks about the similarities between artistic and criminal profiles; while an art critic reflects on violence. Can an untrained eye distinguish between blood and paint?
This research cites a plastic tradition related to violent impulses and primitive gestures (Paleolithic art, expressionism, informalism) to explore the limits of aesthetic pleasure. The primitive hunting scene, where the first painters drew their victims (oxens, boars) with blood red pigments, is brought to the present through the chase in crime and horror films, where painting acts as blood. Violent images ask for a careful gaze. Violence is sublimated and the sense of fear, or aggressiveness, is satisfied. The audience survives the experience.

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