July 7th – October 1st
Gallery A: Marie Ségolène, Tess Roby
Galleries B & C: Julie Roch-Cuerrier
Live performance by Marie Ségolène and H Kallisti D’eon
This exhibition brings together three women and their investigations about water. Encompassing installation, video, photography and performance, the plurality of approaches taken by the artists reveals different layers of understanding of the medium. Questioning concepts of borders and edges, together with the relation between landscape and the body, Water examines the twofold nature, as substance and metaphor, of water and its changing course.
Tess Roby shares images from her two most recent series: Inner City Growth and The Shape of Worlds Colliding. In these selected images, water is used to create narrative within each body of work, representing themes of space, transition and loss. Alongside Roby, Marie Ségolène examines the symbolics of water within mythology and founding texts of Western civilization. In Aphrodite, she furthers her research into the ancient ritual of libation creating a three-part durational performance and installation. In gallery B and C, Julie Roch-Cuerrier presents it meant The World, a research project developed around an erased National Geographic atlas. Representations of the Earth are reduced to a world of colour, creating a new context of understanding.
Altogether, these works make us consider how ways of seeing have shaped our relationship to water through history. Water delves into the architecture of images and temporality, presenting work that stretches the boundaries of experience.