Les Mystères de la création sans les mains : une Nativité
- Plaster, wood, clay, various materials
- 90 x 65 x 86 cm
- Courtesy Ellen from Bruijne Projects, Amsterdam
Pauline Curnier Jardin excels in the construction of very particular universes where the characters, with unexpected actions and strange characters, evolve in worlds quite surprising.
Far from the aesthetics of natural caves, Les Mystères de la création sans les mains of Pauline Curnier Jardin is part of the Mannerist universe: nothing is done to copy nature, here the form is premium. Between architecture, painting and sculpture, the cave of Pauline Curnier Jardin could equally well be a children's game, a chewing-gum sculpture or a model for a crazy opera set.
But above all it is a cave. And not just any, the cave of the nativity. A crib deserted, without santon and who herself would want to be the trunk on his wheels. A cave that seems to be the scene of a whimsical scene that the main characters would have abandoned. A cave that is also the place of the intimate, a dark, wet and warm in-between where one finds the comfort. A kind of refuge for lost sheep.
Pauline Curnier Jardin is a storyteller. His projects most often take the form of installations to mix video, sculpture, performance, painting. Like Ulysses using the mètis, Pauline Curnier Jardin puts herself in the skin of others to give to see metamorphoses and constitute grotesque worlds which always end up looking a little like ours. Interview with an artist with a thousand tricks who likes "to cause trouble in the archetype".mer le trouble dans l’archétype».read more