image text special

Screening: 'Idol (idle)' by Yannick Val Gesto


Idol (idle) is a video piece where iconic, idolized stereotypes enter a state of awareness. The characters on display are nothing but present. An awakening invalidated by the imaginary world in which these figures exist. Where beauty arises from the acceptance of what is. Valve's Source Engine/Garry's Mod was used for the in-game recordings. A piece of software with a rich history within the PC gaming community. The video's melodramatic tone is highlighted by the soundtrack and outdated aesthetic.
article image; primary-color: #9C9078;
article image; primary-color: #4E5756;
article image; primary-color: #3C2E21;
article image; primary-color: #6D6D51;
article image; primary-color: #8A8A80;
article image; primary-color: #716D61;
article image; primary-color: #4D4E48;
article image; primary-color: #8D8171;
article image; primary-color: #98652C;
article image; primary-color: #8D5F2B;
article image; primary-color: #D0BD82;
article image; primary-color: #5B594C;
article image; primary-color: #A49375;

Idol (idle) 8 minutes 5s, 1920 x 1080p

Concept and production by Yannick Val Gesto

Soundtrack produced by 0comeups

Idol (idle)​ was recently shown at ​De Biënnale Van België, ​at the Floraliënhal in Gent (BE) june 21 - june 30, 2019

Yannick Val Gesto

'Impermanence' by Nicolas Lamas at In extenso, Clermont-Ferrand

'Mal', Off-Site Show at the James River Pipeline, Richmond

'Camouflage', Off-Site Show by prsntprsnt in Shui Long Wo, Sai Kung, Hong Kong

'LMXJVSD' by Marina G Guerreiro at Pols, Valencia

'Glossy Inviolability' by Zsófia Keresztes at Elijah Wheat Showroom, New York

'Eye to Eye Delirium' by Sofia Sinibaldi at Interstate Projects, New York

'A Tinkling Sound', a Group Show at Kunsthalle Wichita

'I am Thankful to be a Ghost Now', a Group Show at Aldea Gallery, Bergen

PALAZZINA #03: Melanie Akeret, Haydée Marin, Hannes Zulauf at Palazzina, Basel

'Tiredness Quotes' by Barbora Zentková & Julia Gryboś at Karlin Studios, Prague

'New Psychedelia of Industrial Healing' by Sharona Franklin at King’s Leap, New Y

'Another Night in Dream City' by Seán Boylan at Stranger, Baltimore

'I SAW A CROW, ORCA WAS I' by Alison Yip at Monte Clark Gallery, Vancouver

'DIGESTING DUCK ENTRY LEVEL POSITION' by Isabelle Frances McGuire at From the Des

'Access Modes for Encountering Large Industrial Bodies' by Kitty Maria at Het Res

'La ballade des sardines – Die Liebe der Sardinen' by Robert Brambora at Sans tit

'Weathered Shabby Shabby Brenches: Vernal Festivity of the Four Clari' by MRZB at

'Rose Button' by Romain Vicari at Placement Produit, Aubervilliers

More