Sheltered from the noise, the artist finds herself alone to create. Time after time, she enters her studio in search of meaning and beauty. Every time, her work starts with solitude. However, this solitude tries to break its isolation. The artist is not looking for her own reflection. There, in that secluded space, she opens a world that transcends her. This opening is the experience that she is sharing with us. The more she delves into this experience, the more she sinks into it and disappears, leaving room for the other: its gaze, its perspective and its dreams. What Cosmologie des chambres exposes is this opening in which we can meet and dream together of an opened world, like daytime insomniacs
In this exhibition, the artist Annie Baillargeon creates tension when she deliberately infuses two different types of spaces to challenge our way of living in them. Not only does her practice integrate performance, photography and painting, it also combines confined spaces with unlimited ones. The enclosed space of the room, which is a space of recollection, sleep, and intimacy, merges with a much larger world, public and shared one that is bigger than us, but also shelters us. Her images depict in one place an encounter with these two spaces and it is in that sense that there is an opening. One is looking for another. In hindsight, the experimentation present in each piece weaves a reflection on our ways to live together, the order of things and the contemporary disorders.