MXESPAI 1010 - 2011/2012 - IDENTITY, AUTOBIOGRAPHY AND SELF NARRATIVES
XI SMALL FORMAT
INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY ART EXHIBITION
december 1, 2011 - january 27, 2012
Libreteria 7, pral
IDENTITY, AUTOBIOGRAPHY AND SELF NARRATIVES.
Autobiography etymologically means “to write something about our own life” to say something about the “self”, in relation to how we produce our identities when we write about ourselves or the way we have lived our lives.
We can consider in which way autobiographies as self narratives, diaries of our lives and other self-reflective practices, play a fundamental role in becoming observers and builders of our lives.
Reference: LOUISE BOURGEOIS.
For several years, I work about Moebius band.
This topologic figure is very concret for me. It helps to see the paradoxical movement of life, which extends through stops and openings.
Sometimes, Moebius band is flat, not volume. The fold of the Moebius band may seem an edge, an end.
So, if we open - just a little - the space of Moebius band, we see that the circulation continues on the infinite one-sided surface.
Marie-Dominique Guibal - 2011
MX ESPAI1010 - 2008 - NON-PLACE
IX Small Format International Contemporary Art Exhibition
27 novembre - 23 décembre 2008
NON-PLACE is the theme the works must address for this next exhibition.
Our idea is to guide this intrnational event more and more in the direction of contemporary art. Our objective is to be not only an exhibition of contemporary art, but, an actual art movement. the need to "contextualize" the works is the reason why we feelit is necessary to establish a mold. To work arround an idea forces us to think in a particular sense, a direction, demanding a more intensive reflection into why we do what we do.
Non-place is the place of the contemporary nomad.
Non-place is the location at which the sedentary and erratic life of the planetary consumer unfolds.
According to Marc Augé :
Let us define as objective place the space in which objective marks of identity are inscribed, marks of the existing links and history (war memorial, church, public square, school,...) and as symbolic place the location of the ways of relating to others that prevail there (residence, exchange, language); objective non-place shall indicate the spaces for circulating, communicating and consuming; subjective non-place shall indicate the prevaling ways of relating to the exterior (passage, sign, code).
PLACE / NON-PLACE
Since several years, I make photos of people who walk in different towns of Europe.
I look how the figures of people (men, women, children) are inscribed in the architectures, the textures, the lights, the grounds and different areas of the towns. In this work, the symbolized-walking of a man and of a woman take place in the middle of a circuit, colored like a child game. On two panels, little photos. Like moebius band, the first panel shows a crowd in a supermarket / little groups of people walking and talking in a square ; the second shows an armchair abandoned in a street / a red and white roadsign used to delimit a place.
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Marie-Dominique Guibal © Adagp, Paris, 2008