Of Action 26:15 leonardogillesfleur notes: “There is almost an ice-cream store in every corner of
Buenos Aires. The family [in the video] is having an ice-cream in the hot summer afternoon. Small tics appear on people’s faces from a fly or the attempt to hold still while the ice-cream top melts or drops off its sugar-cone.”
The artistic entity “leonardogillesfleur” is the alliance between two artists, Leonardo Giacomuzzo (b. Argentina) and Gilles-fleur Boutry (b. France). Favoring the collective whole over individual identities, the work of leonardogillesfleur explores ideas of collaborative artistic production through performance, video, and sculpture. Not only do they refer to their practice in the singular, leonardogillesfleur—which was born in San Francisco and lives and works in New York—was awarded a single MFA by the San Francisco Art Institute in 2004.