Quiet and Observation
Paris | Frankreich
Installationnen, Fotografien, Videos
Ausstellung vom 6. bis 29. November 2008
Image, installation, video, sound, whileworking on each piece I endeavour to maintain simplicity in the treatment of the image, of the form, of the material, partial to things uncut, raw. I articulate forms which function individually, but which become especially meaningful in an ensemble. I could speak of what I propose as a reflection on a temporality, on a given space, by means of mobile or static forms.
In each element (form, film, sound) I look for an obvious simplicity capable of summoning a certain humanity, using such themes as animals, children, song, constructions… by bringing to the fore the primary aspects of each element. But as I play with the idea of bringing out the humanity in each piece, I also bring out the grotesque, swaying between strong belief and light mockery.
Once summoned and assembled, these elements recreate a space : the pieces embody a specific rythme and produce, individually and collectively, singularzones. Different spaces emanate from these zones, spaces full and in motion, spaces slowed down, or static, or stopped. The question of time which is touched on in each piece reveals the accelerations, decelerations and pauses which allow for new ways of circulating within the space. This also applies to the assembly of and the physical confrontation between pieces which are formally different.
In this way, I try to develop a just tension, a fragile but tangible link between the elements of each proposition, to create through the articulation of the ensemble psychological and physical bridges, by reformulating the space and testing the limits of each proposal : pushing to the edge, where the balance threatens to tip. With a desire for radicality : to play with very little, with pieces that are borderline but essential, that could, if used in the wrong proportions, slide and become ponderous. And always keeping in mind the humour which is sometimes born of chaotic experiences.
Elodie Lecat, April 2008
(translated from french by Jennifer Bonn)
Elodie Lecat born in 1975 in Nice, France.
Lives and works since 2004 in Paris, France.