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Jeanne Susplugas
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Jeanne Susplugas

France
From 26 August 2019 to 31 August 2019
Jeanne Susplugas is laureate 2019 of the VR writing residency of the French Institute and of the VR Arles festival.

Biography

Born in Montpellier, Jeanne Susplugas lives in Paris.

Committed, Jeanne Susplugas’ approach takes on all forms and all strategies of confinement. She pursues questioning the relationships between the individual and itself as well as with the others, while facing an obsessive and dysfunctional world.

She explores different mediums - drawings, photographs, installations, sculpture, sounds, films - as many languages that enrich one to another to create a singular aesthetic, attractive in appearance, moreover quickly disturbing and creaky.

A multifaceted, transversal work, very coherent and precise that places the viewer in front of contradictory sensations, troubled and reassured, worried and serene. 

Residency Project

I will sleep when I’m dead : these several words borrowed from Bon Jovi reveal a lot about her work, about the brain and our thoughts that are so difficult to tame.

Thanks to the «techno-magic» of virtual reality, the viewer dives into a skull amongst neurons and synapses. The visitor gets lost in an infinite maze and crosses paths with thoughts materialized by drawings looking like pictograms. It is an intimate head to head, almost psychoanalytical which introduces an intense and unique experience.

Submerged in the brain, tortuous, sometimes foggy, the audience will have to follow, at their convenience several journeys related to their thoughts. According to different narratives, everyone will be free to experience their own mental journey.

The drawings of the experiment are from interviews the artist conducted from 2017 to 2020. She asks people to share their thoughts with her in order to make portraits ("neuro-portraits") of their brains.

The experience is a journey through drawing, whether in 2D or 3D. This work questions what is drawing today.

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I Will Sleep When I'm Dead
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