Manon Harrois & Mehryl Levisse
FROM 01.05.2013 TILL 31.07.2013
WITH: Manon Harrois & Mehryl Levisse
Manon Harrois observes the daily acrobatics of the flesh, questioning the spontaneous movement of public space, the different orders of a single sensation in the distorted architecture of memory. She works on the merry-go-round of the mass of bodies, using rhythms to create unstable balances, bringing into play successive cycles of impregnation and transfer within plastic devices and public events. A clumsy yet precise phenomenologist, she works on the instability of bodies in relationship and the mythological trace coagulated after the act. A series of chess sets lay out the track in circles. A place for a system of notation in blue ink. In constant motion, the animal traces persist, looping the motif and helping it to retranscribe, in layers, the po(ï)ty of experience.
Spontaneous writing, a kind of foreign language with a particular syntax, following the principles of addition and growth, forms hallucinatory plans. A kind of divinatory palimpsest is constructed in several volumes, like an architectural tower of topographical data that geo-localizes the body escaping from the thought that is searching for itself.
What she calls La suite à tamago gradually emerges.
Mehryl Levisse works on the link that we, disillusioned and rational contemporaries, maintain with liturgical and pagan rituals, classical and modern mythologies, taking archetypal elements from these rituals and mythologies and mixing them with banal objects extracted from everyday life, thus creating strangely familiar associations to shift the gaze and challenge us on our own routines, our own fetishizations, our moments of absence from the world.