Installation/14 canvases (white cotton), embroidery/intervention on a wall, wool, nails/soundtrack (40 min. loop)
2008 Artenîle - Halle Nord, Geneva - Switzerland
Article by Véronique D'Auzac (french)
Mourning is associated to a feeling of suffering after the loss of a loved one. At the same time, the idea of mourning sends us back to a process of delivery that leads us to life. This process can vary, depending on the situation, the sensitiveness and the context. The exhibit BANG BANG refers to emotional mourning through a metaphor of the art of delivery, and more generally, makes an analogy between the art of giving birth and artistic creation. The visual approach illustrates the different phases of forceps delivery. It suggests the physical pain felt while coming to life, underlying at the same time the degree of urgency and the need of medical assistance. The soundtrack highlights the feeling of separation as well as its issue which is delivery. It evokes the pungency of loss, but also re-birth, and recovered freedom.
The song BANG BANG (My Baby Shot Me Down) was composed in 1966 by Sonny Bono for Cher, her lover at that time. That same year Nancy Sinatra sang the song and her version became the starting point for my reflection and the object of a special order to Gina & Tony to whom I asked to produce the soundtrack.
With the support of
BANG BANG from Gina & Tony > myspace
digital album, to download in december 2009
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