Begin residency: 19th January 2018 1PM
Invited resident: Jeanne Magnenat (sculptor)
Title: The silence of the Snake
Subtitle: A multimedia installation
Opening: 20th January 2018 1PM
Guests present: (2) Nadja, Aurore
Food served: Apple crumble and cappuccino
And I asked her: “If you could be an animal, what would you like to be?”
She didn’t answer. She almost never did. But she wrote back, in her black notebook. Instead of talking to me.
“Because it can curl around itself.”
Jeanne is a sculptor. She has big eyes, delicate hands, but she barely speaks. She makes sculptures in clay that materialise inexpressible, introverted bodies. She works very physically and intuitively. She also writes a lot, but for now in a private context. She arrived at the residency with a sculpture she made one year ago. Another speechless body.
Jeanne. Her sculptures. The snake.
Tree entities that have a form. A strong presence and personality. But are speechless. The Silence of the Snake was a multimedia installation.
"I will remember our two bodies observing each other without looking at each other"
"I will remember the black notebook passing from hand to hand."
"I will remember the intimacy forced upon us."
"I will remember the image of the snake."
"I will remember silence as a companion."
"I will remember your face turned towards the window as you were sitting on the stool."
"I will remember the uncomfortable feeling of our presence at your place."
"I will remember the wish to still be together."