LE GRAND VERRE
“Above the conifers is a large glass plate that sprawl, preventing us from flying away”
(song extract, Maryse Arseneault 2005, free translation from French)
I approach Le grand verre as a laboratory combining drawing, printmaking, video, sculpture and performance to explore the intrinsic memory of matter and the performativity of objects; among other things the glove, life jacket and fan.
My artistic concerns are based on the repetitive accumulation and mnemonic potential of action art. In a multidisciplinary context, I examine ancestral memory, animism and our relationship to the environment. With contemplative sensitivity, I try to understand the non-human being and the non-living object as active ingredients, sources of knowledge and creative potential.
Le grand verre is a poetic continuation of L’art de s’envoler / Flyer for Flight, an ongoing research project on which I have been working since 2013, inspired by childhood dreams where I learned to fly. If humans had spent less time creating planes, would our desire to fly have showed itself differently? Have we developed the ability to fly in our bodies? How to face your own lightness and fear of disappearing?