Jane Susplugas He is a French plastic artist, born in Montpellier. She graduated in Art History and uses a range of media, drawing, photography, film, ceramics, installation and virtual reality. For five years, she has been working on the brain, to copy our thoughts, memories, obsessions, neuroses, and addictions. His current exhibition is in Valerie Bach Gallery in Brussels entitledI will sleep when I die“It is a journey to the center of the brain, among the neurons and dendrites that she embodies in her drawings. To do this, I collected many testimonies and those who played the game were surprised to see how much it affects the head: How do you know what’s on my mind? They say.
We are educated to control our emotions. Jane Susplugas It liberates the brain of its “patients”, in a kind of artistic psychoanalysis. Enter into the thoughts of others and reveal what is hidden. In his virtual reality installation, three hundred thoughts travel on a dreamlike journey. A technique used today in the treatment of phobias and trauma. Each person wearing the mask takes a different journey. It all depends on the location of the gaze. In the universal language, each idea is represented by a diagram.
Jane Susplugas He comes from a family of researchers in pharmacology. She lived her childhood next to microscopes. No wonder she was so excited about what was so small and imperceptible. Through her “neurophotographs” she is interested in the scientific world and is regularly invited to round tables of specialists to share her experiences with them. “In my work, it is often home, physical or mental, a symbol of security or confinement, withdrawal from oneself or nervous disorders.“, as you say.
Its virtual reality installation is protected by a house-shaped screen, which isolates the audience in a reassuring cocoon in order for them to live an intimate experience, comfortably, out of sight. When we put on the helmet, we find in the picture this little gray house that symbolizes the chest of the skull. We reach a kind of starry sky of neurons and synapses, and it is the viewer who directs the navigation. At the end of the experiment, we can then walk around the gallery to find snippets of what we saw in the paintings. The artist used screenshots on the helmet to compose the central ideas of each action, and she painted around objects suspended in brain branches. as in “Alice in Wonderland‘Things seem out of proportion.
Jane Susplugas Also created on-site work on Walls Valerie Bach GalleryNeighboring Royal skating rink. It is a series of family trees of different types. Once again, we face multiple repercussions. People’s names were replaced by their pathology. In family therapy, in order to better understand the individual, we analyze intergenerational transmission. Thus the spectator discovers a world of phobias but thanks to the trees, he reconnects with nature. In the center of this forest is an image of a tattooed arm representing charred trees. A reference to the fires that have destroyed hectares of forests around the world, since global warming.
Jane Susplugas Also found in Jeu de Paume in Paris, for a joint project with the author Claire Castellon Worthy “Where does my house live“(authorized: Marta Bonsa). The plastic artist reconsidered her work from the perspective of imprisonment. “The confinement made us aware of the four walls that surround us. We’re stuck inside, in our protective house. This also exacerbated internal conflictsShe said, in this very context, she collected the imprisonment certificates and sent them to Claire Castellon who reinterpreted it in his own powerful way. The project is online and can be listened to on the Jeu de Paume website. All you have to do is open the windows through which we discovered our neighbors!
exposure to Valerie Bach Gallery In Brussels it can be visited until October 30.
The online project with the voice of Claire Castellon is available online until October 12 (hurry!) The website of the Jeu de Paume exhibition In Paris.
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