STILL IN PROGRESS
1% ART AND ARCHITECTURE
public art work
Simone Veil school ; Saint Renan
opening : Automn 2021
LANGUAGES AS MIGRATORY OBJECTS
a Nouveaux Commanditaires' project
art outreach & production : thankyouforcoming
commissioning by theachers, students and parents' students from Marseille
research : March 2020 - March 2021
production : 2021
NOUER LE RESTE
CEAAC ; Strasbourg
18 June > 12 Sept.
Mapamundistas ; Pampelune /ES
17 Sept. > 24 Oct.
With drawing as my main practice, I produce and reproduce simple, precise and fleeting gestures, inspired by current and social events. I observe social relations and interactions. I study the structure of language to rethink its conventional forms. I want to talk about the feelings of belonging, the process of identity, and the 'mindscape' behind our language practices. What happens between us, within us, throughout the daily political challenge of living side by side? Being alongside each other, taking part in a choreography of slight touches, going towards or abstaining; constantly changing who we are, being exposed to other bodies, languages, visual representations (images), other stories, spaces, other ways of saying, telling and thinking the world.
I am particularly interested in alternative modes of communication and counter-narratives. In these, silence, the invisible, the void and the slightest gesture are inherently political, they can offer another reading of our contemporary societies and of History. My action consists in recording what seemingly does not exist, in bringing out the implicit, in giving voice, in revealing hypnoses, vulnerabilities, as well as desires and collective motivation.
What are the roles of the invisible in our attempts to read the world? How can it transform our look? How are certain bodies and some kinds of storytelling hidden? How get words silenced and public spaces transformed? And yet, how can silence and the void also be empowering? How do small gestures, or shared symbols and myths lead to alternative forms of resistance?
The drawing can take place on a sheet of paper as well as on wall, up to photographic image, video, installation and performative action. Mimesis rather than representation, metaphor rather than realism, activation of gesture rather than display of perfect technique.