This artwork deals with the discomfort experienced of those who live in-between world (cultural, linguistic, etc.). The in-between, is of... Read More
This artwork deals with the discomfort experienced of
those who live in-between world (cultural, linguistic, etc.). The in-between,
is of course a posture of discomfort,
brightness but also a space where the passenger of the worlds is
subjected to violence.
This installation is part of a series of dialogues with my daughter (it's her face). At the age of 7 she lived with many sorrows and tears, her first episodes of rejection at the same time as an intense episode of fascination coming from her school friends. My first word to her was... “don't cry my baby girl..you are beautifull and must be proud of your beauty“. Afro-Caribbean, French, she has lived with me in Canada since her first year of life. With this work I try to show to her and other girls like her, of course, pride, but also the necessity to defend her body against this violences. Violences which until then was unknown to her. Her body, like all little girls, who for some reason are different, is a site of an singular aesthetic experience (as a sensitive experience of the world) which must be protected in order to sustain diversity of point of view an beauty.