Material: Sewing and mixed media on polyester / 150 x 150 cm.
Inspired by dictionaries and Wikipedia, It’s Nice to See You reveals the situations the artist finds herself in
on a daily basis whenever there is a discussion of political topics, immigrations or refugees alike: because
of the partial nature of Wikipedia entries, they often triggers misreadings and misinterpretations when retrieved.
Concerned with the complexity of things, the artist tries to avoid defining or interpreting gestures and solely
describe things in a language that is poetic, emotional and experiential. The presentation of the work resembles
the form of dictionaries or encyclopaedia, juxtaposes the poetic with the scientific, and offers a freedom of
interpretation to the reader. Texts are treated as textiles and are embroidered, out of respect for each organic
individual entity. In this way, the artist further develops her exploration of the relationship between the organic
and the artificial in We Were Never Alone Never Bored. The artist pays special attention to transient matters,
and reflects, in the process of replacing and removing the organic, upon the logic of urgency, to demonstrate
a certain form of nostalgiaia and to remind of the complexity intrinsic to things.
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