Nitroglobus is an expansive gallery setting, and as always, the pictures have an imposing presence and sense of scale as you walk through it. Tutsy’s artwork is true to the title; dark, sultry and noir., with scenes of sexuality and Down the centre of the room has been placed sculptures by Nitro Fireguard, along with lamposts and a Police car. These are interspersed with poseballs. In themselves, the sculptures and poseballs are not exceptional; positioned within the setting they are a successful and integral part of a layered experience. The wall art provides a backdrop of figures and faces looking out. The sculptures establish a 3-dimensional street scene to a different scale. The poseballs form the final interactive layer. This layering is a very effective curational move by Dido Haas.
The publishing imprint Série noire was founded in 1945 by Marcel Duhamel. It released a collection of crime fiction, mainly Anglo-American, by authors including Raymond Chandler, Dashiell Hammett, Horace McCoy, William R. Burnett, Ed McBain, Chester Himes, Lou Cameron, Jim Thompson, Rene Brabazon Raymond (under his pseudonym James Hadley Chase) and Peter Cheney. It later probably led to the French critic Nino Frank coining the phrase Film noir for Hollywood the dark crime movies of the late 1940s.
The launch party is Sunday, 19 July 2015, 21 hrs Paris time (12 pm SLT), with DJ Ferdy. Dresscode: Serie Noire (guys as detectives, girls as posh call girls/hookers).