Life / Alive / Enliven
The alive as a partner.
It is political.
It is philosophical and it is physical. Karine Blanche develops her universe through different senses. She weaves scent, video, painting and music in her daily practice as in installation or live performance.
This free way of thinking, reading and working arises from her experience and relation to her environment.
Non-human is the motto of Karine Blanche Emmanuelle, the base of her research questioning the place as a human and as an artist. Offering to the self maybe an other role.
Anatomy of present
Dissection of my culture
Drawing as an art of divination for Karine Blanche, a way to read the past and the future.
In her drawing and painting practice, she tracks the root of words and map their trajectories. The act of writing and the act of drawing melt as if we could redraw the path, transform the present or tell the future.
NOT THE OBJECT OR THE SUBJECT but the relation.
Karine Blanche ritualizes and celebrates collaborative processes between humans and non humans...
She like to give a space for the relation to unfold.
She creates in her settings (performance & video) tension between bodies and environment,
Urban environment, domesticated nature or primary rainforest and gives back a responsible posture to the observers.
What is really my "body"?
I don't want to have a specific idea about what it is. As I am not interested about my Persona but about my alivness.
Matters as bodies...
How can I mesure myself ?
What are my tools?
I like to confronte me with different kind of matter. Maybe to question this matter in us, what we are made of... From intense to subtle one. Sound is one kind of matter.
It can be concrete bodies or more subtle, colors, smells or sounds, they are the same for me, they move me. Maybe they are from the same source... but with different qualities.
How do I react to them, what does it make to my body, to "me", how does my body want to response to it? is my question.
This is my song