Montréal Serai

Bringing the margins to the centre…

Bodies

Annie Bouvrette

 

Artist’s Statement:

Ephemera is a metaphor for humans connecting with both inner and external nature. In these portraits, ephemera is motivated by exploring the body in relation to the sheet as a place of intimacy with the self and in relation to others, in an attempt to find a balance between solitude and the need for the other.

These figures with their identities obscured emerge from performed gestural strategies to record and observe different archetypes of communication through body language within various emotional states.

The draping of the body and obscuring of the identity enable archetypes to become the foreground elements of an open reading. The sheet is an extension of ourselves that protects and moves with the body while projecting its transformative shape and expressing changes. It evokes symbols: from robes present in religions and rituals and draped fabric represented throughout art history on statues and in paintings, to the idea of draping something precious or sacred, and finally an allusion to the social fabric connecting all life beings.

The work explores themes contained within life’s inner core: observed mechanisms within human nature through different themes like transformation cycles, changing processes, memories, archetypes, psychological states, communication, and the body’s vitality.

 

 

Connecting

Connecting © Annie Bouvrette

 

Encounter

Encounter © Annie Bouvrette

 

Ephemera diptych

Ephemera diptych   © Annie Bouvrette

 

Sheets moving 2

Sheets moving 2 © Annie Bouvrette

 

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Sheets moving 1

Sheets moving 1 © Annie Bouvrette

 

 

Annie Bouvrette lives in Montréal. She is currently studying Photography at Concordia University. Observing human behaviour, mechanisms found in nature, social interactions, the body’s intimate space, and feminine archetypes are themes she explores in her practice. Her current work examines the experience of colours through a personal perspective where image and sound compose an original space, merging photography and music.

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