Sometimes, certain works remind one of a perfectly constructed house. The crossbeams fit in perfectly with the pillars, and in between the walls set up just in the right places yield to openings that will become doors and windows. In such space, even an empty space becomes an aesthetic mechanism, presenting
us with the perfect beauty of an organic architecture. However, Elodie Dornand’s space is not a stable construction of a house; it consists of multiple trajectories of hallways lined up with countless doors. The artist might open any one of the doors, while some of them might be overlooked carelessly. What Elodie DdeR presents us is her own ‘imperfect way’ of understanding the fragments and truths of this world she randomly discovers. She begins her house building in anxiety, in the memories and associations she arrives at through an observation or discovery. Facing this endless line of doors, we find ourselves entering a kaleidoscopic world where, rather than grasping the overall appearance of this house, no one knows what image would follow.
The consistency of the fragments are not important in this kaleidoscopic world. The thought fragments collected here might be anything from complaints the artist blurted out during her observation, to her long-held thoughts, or considerations of form. The artist collects the diverse fleeting thought fragments, endow form to her collection of thoughts, and expresses the anxiety that exists in the fissures between the fragments. In that sense, Jeu de Réflexion might be the most symbolic work introduced in this exhibition. Consisting of 188 porcelain pieces, this work opens up the door to another thought in the complex structure like a puzzle, through the word Réflexion which signifies both the refraction of light and thinking back. The colorful pieces fit into each other as if it were one body, but there are inevitably cracks and fissures between pieces that have already been separated. Whether the subject of reflection is light or thought, part of it vanishes in the cracks between the puzzle pieces, and the narrative is transformed and re-formed rather than being reflected in whole as if through a mirror.
"Scales of leaves" - Archeology of the Future 60 cm x 650 cm, ceramics, 2017
View Culture Station Seoul 284
Traversée series 2016
28cm x 32cm
Ink,pencil, oil painting on hanji paper 음양지
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