Last prayer presents itself as a religious pocketbook, with a rosary tucked into a hole carved into the pages. Instead of pearls, the rosary is made up of bullets. In this work, created specifically for lettera27, there is a direct reference to religion, with an explicit criticism toward the idea of religion itself, but without referring to any particular one.
(Constantine, Algeria 1964) Lives and works in Grenoble, France
If many of Raïs’ works involve flexible and dynamic procedures, it is possible to talk not so much of devices as of counter-devices. The device actually characterises the organisation of spaces, images, objects and their interaction, a singular configuration of what Jacques Rancière refers to as “the sharing of the perceptible”, which is directed and activated (deliberately or not) in the perspective of control.