Thomas Tudoux is a young artist whose works offer a critical and sardonic approach to the voluntary forms of servitude in which we are bound in our daily lives, helped in this by our technical tools. He sets up absurd evaluation processes to ward them off, grappling with a thoroughly Sisyphean perseverance with the mechanisms of action, possibly through fear of inaction, or, on the contrary, of a displaced or futile activism. His lists, his series of notes, and his instructions are all so many references to cling to in the face of the threat of chaos and the total loss of meanings and values, faced with the uncertainty of what is in the offing.
Thomas Tudoux is developing an approach which combines a certain simplicity, a prosaicness linked to everyday life and its neuroses, and relevance in terms of ideas which tally with the period of general disorientation which we are living in. He questions the necessity of staying in action, and doing, without any moralism and without offering us any answer about what we should be undertaking in order to survive and re-find some sense in our lives.
Raphaële Jeune, May 2010