Curated by Mélanie Bouteloup
The French artist takes over the refurbished spaces of Bétonsalon by means of a monumental installation integrating a multi-screen film with an accumulation of objects and pieces of furniture deviated from their original context. The bodies we observe in her filmic installation— students, retired artists, workers—are in transitional places where different sorts of exchanges are taking place. They are evolving in spaces of negotiation where successive layers of identity are being performed in interaction with given economic, sensible, and even symbolic facts and objects.
Emmanuelle Lainé’s exhibition is a demonstration of one’s taking shape, where humans and objects influence each other, assembling, overlapping, and mixing indiscernibly.
Incremental Self will unfold at Bétonsalon - Center for Art and Research through a wide array of public programs. Discussions and collective actions will progressively accumulate within Emmanuelle Lainé’s installation, which will evolve throughout the exhibition.