I travel through the world touching: walls, moss-covered stones, pebbly beaches, tree trunks, water rippling through brooks, whatever attracts my attention. By touching, it becomes more of a bona fide way than merely viewing it. By continually touching, image and texture blend. It is possible to viscerally imagine the texture of scenes and objects far off. This is where I started in creating work for Paysages Tactiles, an exhibition taking place at the Memoire de l'Avenir in Paris, open as soon as lockdown measures lift.
The show presents a sensorial approach to the notion of landscapes, in their physical and mental dimensions, by creating common spaces of visual and audible expressions, creating spaces of experiences, beyond visual restrictions.
Entirely tactile, this exhibition brings together five artists, who invite us to touch, listen, and see different works that all are distinctive proposals of landscapes to experience
Through printmaking, ceramics, textiles, interactive installations and mixed media, the artists seek to summon our senses, imagination and emotions, in order to question what a landscape is, beyond traditional limits of its meaning.
The exhibition invites us to take the visual landscape out of its visible dimension, to consider it through the richness of its material and immaterial aspects, and thus proposes to reconsider our usual ways of perceiving the world in order to experiment with new ones.