The Shortest Way to Sleepness
March 11 – April 4, 2010
The floor of AVA has been replaced by a multitude of broken masses. Muddled surfaces support one another recalling the perfect and complex balance of forms after crashing.
Edges reveal the heart of dry wall and outline the traces of broken lines. Residual dust, plaster crumbs, and draping paper all collide and connect forming textured lines reminiscent of chalk on a chalkboard; a pattern released from the inside, once contained by the shape.
Natural forces and movements operate within the gallery to create and shift the structures within the space playing with the notion of tectonics. Visitors to the gallery find themselves in the middle of what might seem to be an arctic zone or even a theatrical set. Movement within the space is limited and plays an immediate roll in the shifting of the work.
Tschiember has a particular interest in monochrome and the world as a construction where shape takes an unusual turn. The installation stands as an exploration of form and a materials temper.
Window blinds from Home Depot cross out a painted navy blue surface on the west wall. Falling somewhere between a portal and minimalist sculpture, the viewer is invited to peer into a deep and mysterious night (or perhaps a tripped out world).
The title of the show is play on the fact that the gallery owner lives and sleeps in the next room. The installation forms a path that may or may not enable sleepness or enhance a dream.
Sounds of wind fill the room. Some are field recordings from the south of France and others have been fabricated by the artist blowing into a microphone. At times it’s difficult to determine the real from the fake.
Morgane Tschiember was born in 1976 in Brest, France. She lives and works in Paris, France.
She graduated (DNSAP) from ESNAB Paris in 2002 and (DNSEP) from Quimper in 1999. Winner of “Paul Ricard” Prize in 2001, occasionally working with Olivier Mosset, Morgane Tschiember has participated in over 60 solo and group shows throughout the world (France, Austria, Belgium, Britain, Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Serbia, Switzerland and the USA).
Morgane Tschiember is represented by Galerie Loevenbruck, Paris, France; Super Window Project, Kyoto, Japan; Galerie Une, Neuchatel, Switzerland; Galerie Lange & Pult, Zurich, Switzerland; Galerie Sollertis, Toulouse, France; Zoo Galerie, Nantes, France.
A mixture of wind recorded from the South of France and wind created by the artist blowing on a microphone accompanied the exhibition.