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VALÉRIE COLLART "THE WHIMS OF THE EYELID"FEAT. MEKKI-SEBASTIAN BRINK, MANUEL CANU,STINE JESPERSEN AND LOUISE DROST-HARTON at OKCORRAL, Copenhagen, Denmark
Concealment is a source of mystery, fantasy and frustration and it creates inside of us a form of desire. Desire, as a thought movement, has the capacity to give substance to what have none; what is observed becomes porous to possible becomings, and in this movement which resists to fix itself, what we are looking at does not end to close itself on its own enigma.
For her exhibition The whims of the eyelid Copenhagen based French artist Valérie Collart has invited four likeminded artists, Mekki-Sebastian Brink, Manuel Canu, Stine Jespersen and Louise Drost-Harton to exhibit along her own body of works. Through sculptures, drawings and photographs the exhibition unfolds the theme of the drape as a metaphor and a possibility for the forms to remain in that state of uncertainty. The selected works, with a common attention in the physical properties of the objects are inviting the viewer the reach out a sort of mental space, a zone of contemplation where the fragility of the object reminds us sometime of our own. Through the idea of concealment, The whims of the eyelid investigates dreams and fantasies evoked by forms, when they are not perfectly well conceived or perceived or resists our understanding. It allows us to access the most intimate dispositions of our imagination: What is a form in its uncertainty? When we think to recognize a form where there is none, it sends us back to where we try to perceive something within our own imagination.
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