The Switch presents "Excerpts from Splendid Stories of Disorder", solo show by Diane Giraud -
[Opening reception: Saturday 9th of June, 6pm-10pm]
For 2018’s 3rd edition of the Cabinet de l’Art, The Switch has the pleasure to present ‘Excerpts from Splendid stories of Disorder’, a site-specific installation composed of floating canvases and soundscape.
The sedimentation of memories
The fragility of suspension
Seeking the unseen
Capturing the fleeting
A protest against forgetting
Hide and seek
Words and images
Trial and error
If time does not exist
Sites under (de)construction
Secrets Eric Hobsbawm
This series of canvases presents compositions using as raw materials fragments from the burnt pages of books, ashes and transparent tape.
The pervasiveness of language in setting-up thinking patterns, the exploration of time as well as the recording of memories that all encompass one self are a few of the concepts that animate these pieces.
The artist chose to burn books from her personal collection including literary novels, scholar books as well as carefully picked magazines. In some of the canvases, remnants of the original pieces though barely recognisable pop out in fragments of wording or imagery.
Never complete, they are left for the viewers to discover and wander in these unseen existences, juxtaposing metaphors of life and death in an attempt to demonstrate that everything is everything.
TIME DOES NOT EXIST, original soundscape produced by Aurélien Rivière - a.k.a DoubtingThomas in the Microhouse world - Aurélien Rivière has been experimenting with sound and recording techniques since the late nineties. Reaching to jazz and musique concrete, the idiosyncrasy of his musical experimentations makes his compositions so evocative, they invite for chance encounters with other artistic disciplines.
For this collaboration, Rivière produced TIME DOES NOT EXIST as an accent to Diane’s artworks, corroborating the idea of non linearity that infuses her work.
Diane Giraud is a Visual Artist and Art Director, born in Paris (1976), France. With a particular interest in immersive site specific installations whether as a piece or a means to deconstruct format and presentation for art, her projects stems from a study of language with a propensity towards investigation using a variety of media including painting, sculpture and creative writing.
Naturally drawn to experimentation and craftsmanship, she honed her skills in the couture ateliers of Alexander McQueen, Boudicca and Giles Deacon and worked later as a Senior designer at an influential fashion design agency.
Currently living and working in Lisbon.
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