Artists Remake the World
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The Author : Alexandra Guillot

Alexandra Guillot's work does not adhere to a particular medium, it transcends from medium to media across performance, sculpture, drawing, photography, installation and video, in an attempt of setting up each time a world built by fragile but tough impressions. An immersed universe resurfaces, bearing a strange atmosphere. There’s a mysterious language form to be heard here, an unknown grammar which oddly resonates to make sense. The margin, the night, the ghosts, the supernatural are some of the elements composing Alexandra Guillot's work, as if we had to see the hidden side of all things. While making us look outside the framework, the artist gives the feeling that the tangible side of this world only contains a tiny part of existence. Her personal and sensitive work tells about her poetic relationship with reality and help experience an invisible nocturnal territory.
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A short film by Alexandra Guillot, taken from the serie “Memo to myself”
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28 May 2020

Propaganda images

The confined world is nothing new to Alexandra Guillot. Since 2012, she is only too familiar with these long periods of time when our lives shrink. Long ago, she began scanning the Internet in search of cultural content and set her sights on a handful of digital platforms of inexhaustible wealth. She tirelessly harvests images and appropriates them to make photo albums and films. The two creations presented here draw on collections from the 1950s and 1960s, where images exalting industrial overproduction and consumption are mixed with advertising slogans of the time, propaganda models that were already viral. “Memo to Myself” is the title of this series of work, enlightened by this introspective text by the artist.

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