With 'Interieur', Olivia Boudreau seeks to point out the paradoxes linked to psychic activity. Blue Republic works around 'Alluvia', a word describing shifting, unpredictable reality of deposits carried by river currents. The Darling Foundry also presents in-situ propositions by the students of Tadashi Kawamata's workshop.
By rebuilding a fantasized inner space with two screens and video projections, Intérieur rests on a notion of duality, creating a device which turns the domestic universe into an extension of consciousness. Returning to the idea of refuge as much as to the idea of the cell, a character inhabits this imagined space, appearing sporadically on one screen and then on the other. Unable to look at both screens at once, the spectator is invited to mentally reconstruct the movements of a woman closing the windows of an apartment. Through this video work, the artist seeks to point out the paradoxes linked to psychic activity. In this way, the ajar and the closed, the singular and the double, repetition and oscillation, presence and absence are all concepts united to create a scene where the familiar universe is found altered.
The word Alluvia describes shifting, unpredictable reality of deposits carried by river currents: enriching the soil, carrying decomposed fragments and shapes we are unable to identify, sometimes precious stones, sometimes oil spills. Alluvia is a place between two worlds—no longer a river, but not yet land, its character migratory between water and land. The language of art has no boundaries; it can be stretched and spread out as far as needed. On the borders there are territories that can no longer be called art, or have not yet become it, while somehow being part of it. It is possible to mutter, drone, whistle, hum, and all of this will be an expression of the world, and telling a story about it. Mumbling, humming, and muttering are also the voices of the world. Even silence can be considered language, when the hum and drone fall silent, but in the darkness and deep chasms of the world there is still something speaking—and this something is silent.
In collaboration with the Paris School of Fine Arts, the Darling Foundry presents in-situ propositions by the students of Tadashi Kawamata's workshop.
Image: Olivia Boudreau, Intérieur, 2012.
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