CODO CON CODO
curator: Alexandra Baurès
Mapamundistas ; Pampelune /ES
17 Sept. > 24 Oct.
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 : Sept. 2021 - 2022
DIE SONNE SCHEINT NOCH
CEAAC ; Strasbourg
16 Janv. > 20 Feb.
Vieille Charité ; Marseille
7 April > Sept.
With drawing as my main practice, I produce and reproduce simple, precise and fleeting gestures, inspired by current and social events. What happens between us, within us, throughout the daily political challenge of living side by side? How can we hold together within a society and a territory? I observe social relations and interactions. I study the structure of language to rethink its conventional forms. I move and bring together bodies, languages, visual representations (images), 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 be understood in a very broad dimension. It can take place on a sheet of paper as well as on wall, up to photographic image, video, installation and performative action. They are often activated and interpreted, favouring the in situ and ephemeral forms. Far from limiting the drawing to an image, I manipulate its components (energy, gesture, support, signs).