Born in 1970 in Bron (France), she lives and works in Brussels (Belgium).
When scientists and biologists deal with landscape, they use the term horizon.
With Lise Duclaux we take you to the deep horizon.
This deep horizon, or ‘underground’ landscape, which escapes our gaze and yet is home to a whole universe and an astonishing life. This landscape is invisible to us as it shapes the one we contemplate daily on the surface.
This life is the raw material with which Lise Duclaux works: seeds, plants and their roots, humus and fungi, moles and insects. This flora and fauna is explored as an allegory of society and its relationship to the Other, to the unknown.
Through the use of inventories and cartography, through the practice of drawing, writing, gardening and typographical composition, Lise Duclaux gives us a territory of thought based on scientific texts that she enchants through the poetry of her approach.
We all have in our gardens – our minds – underground passages that escape us and that lead our actions and our way of being with the Other. Lise Duclaux’s entire body of work is a profound questioning of the way of life in contemporary Western societies and our relationship to time and its profitability.
Lise Duclaux has been living and working in Brussels for nearly twenty-five years where she has been a student at the Ecole de Recherche Graphique.
Winner of the 2017 residency prize at the ISCP (Brooklyn-NY) of the Claudine and Jean-Marc Salomon Foundation for Contemporary Art, we were keen to present her work to the Annecy public.
Drawing, writing, gardening, typographic composition, performance and photography are her mediums, which implies that this exhibition should be seen as a total work. And it is for this reason that we have entrusted him with the creation of the accompanying booklet for the visit.
Fondation Salomon pour l’art contemporain
The Abbey – contemporary art space
15b che. de l’Abbaye 74940