As we need to face the world's upheavals and transformations, what can we rely on ?
At an ever-increasing pace, how do we shed light to start grasping what surrounds us ?
The artists here will suggest an empirical, sensory, body-centered approach.
The body as a benchmark of relationships between people. The body, whether social, with a common purpose or perfectly Individual.
Its breathing, its transformations, its unexpected and sometimes brutal reactions, and its longings, are which spur the ways of the world. ("take this longing")
At a time when one protects oneself from the intimate by mediating it technologically: Tinder, youporn, ghosting .... and where the body is transhumanized, what sensory would allow us to shed light on the world, and what connects us? The links?
In the spirit of the fireflies of Huberman: Glimmers of hope in the face of the blinding lights of power.
Who wants to see or not see?
*"Your body as a torchlight", in Leonard Cohen, Take this longing
EXHIBITION 19 January - 30 January 2017
YOUR / BODY ////// AS / A / TORCHLIGHT /*
Arnaud Cohen - Maginot (front) - 2015 - Fiberglass, resin and mixed technique
Séverine Assouline - Mattress, rotating board (detail) - 2016 - mixed technique
Carine Klonowski - Tell me a story when night falls - 2016 - Video 52 mn 37
Dorah - Plexus - 2017 - hair, thread, fiber
Mehdi-Georges Lahlou - Head - 2012 - Couscous and epoxy