Experimenting space through drawing, performance, and installation
Drawing, installation, and performance seek to experience empirically the articulation of two concepts borrowed from Gilles Deleuze’s philosophy*. According to him, in the open space, place of immanence – smooth and multiple –, the line draws a trajectory, a direction. In contrast, the closed space cuts the surfaces, it delimits parcels and introduces subspaces.
I tried to find practical ways to experiment with these concepts both in- and outdoors. It led me to trace free trajectories by the action of a hand on the surface of paper or by the motion of a walking body on a piece of land. Meanwhile, I also inserted camouflaged or ephemeral fragmentation into the open space. From a methodological point of view, this research investigates the process of «thinking-doing-feeling»: one constant subject of research, filtered by the singular aesthetic sensitivities of drawing, performance, and installation, that constantly unfolds and renews itself through different mediums.
*Gilles Deleuze et Félix Guattari, Mille plateaux, Paris, Éditions de Minuit, 1980