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Insomnia or Creative Suffering
Insomnia, watching the clock all through nights when sleep is elusive, moths, the imponderability of stopped time… This is the universe of artist Josée Duranleau`s latest creations.
Réalisateur: Aurélien Offner
Production year: 2014
Il s’agit d’une entrevue avec JOSÉE DURANLEAU, artiste, réalisée dans une galerie d’art. L’entrevue est entrecoupée d’images montrant ses œuvres.
Je suis artiste
ce qui veut dire que j’utilise
dans mes œuvres.
Dans ma vingtaine, je faisais
des cartes de souhaits et
c’était vraiment juste des
collages. Il y avait juste du
papier. Il y a à peu près
deux ans et demi, j’ai décidé
de poursuivre l’art plus
sérieusement. Le premier collage
que j’ai fait, c’était une image
de Bouddha. Et j’ai essayé de
faire un transfert d’image.
C’est là que j’ai commencé à
jouer un peu une étampe, avec un
pochoir. Et ensuite, j’ai créé
des séries, des photos de femmes
des années 20, des années
20, une époque où la femme a
vraiment commencé à se libérer.
Ça me touche et j’ai le goût de
travailler avec ces images-là.
JOSÉE DURANLEAU pointe en direction d’une toile accrochée au mur derrière elle.
Le collage qu’on voit ici, c’est
tellement différent de ce que
j’ai fait depuis le début. Je me
suis permis d’aller plus loin,
surtout avec la peinture.
J’ai souffert d’insomnie pendant
longtemps, j’avais un peu
peur, mais j’étais en même temps
excitée de créer quelque chose
qui touchait ce sujet. Le
premier thème auquel j’ai pensé,
c’était l’horloge. Parce que
quand on ne dort pas, on ne
cesse de regarder l’horloge.
La femme et l’horloge sur la
tête, c’était comme la pesanteur
de l’insomnie, de pas être
capable de dormir, tout ce qu’on
voit, c’est les silhouettes, il
y a pas de couleur, les arbres
nus. Je trouvais que ça ajoutait
à la pesanteur. Les papillons
de nuit, ces papillons-là,
travaillent la nuit et le jour,
c’est là où ils se reposent,
donc c’est comme le sommeil
s’envole. Et les chiffres que
vous voyez, c’est des chiffres
qui tombent en essayant de
compter, et c’est encore, en
même temps, revenir au thème de
l’heure, des heures qui passent.
J’ai commencé petit et ça
grandit... Ça, c’est le plus
gros que j’ai fait jusqu’à
maintenant. Donc, je veux
refaire vraiment des grosses
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