Things in Common
This project is about turbulence and metamorphosis, it evokes states of consciousness experienced in times of crisis. I investigate how actuality, memory, and the making process intersect in the creation of new images.
A childhood memory of an Atlantic storm, observed from the two portholes of our ship’s cabin, is a metaphor to translate visually the idea of a world in turmoil. The raging black sea is associated with the precariousness of an uncontrollable situation, and the fear of being swallowed by that liquid abyss. Current events such as mass migration, a sick planet, the polarization leading to extremism, the Me Too movement, are examples of what inform this project.
Sculptures, video, sound, and light, echo each other in order to translate the various concerns explored in the multimedia installation as presented at the Thorne Sagendorph Art Gallery, Keene Sate College, Keene, NH. USA.
Thanks to the Canada Council on the Arts for its support for the research and for the production of Things in Common.