Alice Anderson, September to December 2019
Alice Anderson, septembre à décembre 2019
In her artistic approach, Alice Anderson favours gesture, movement over words, repetition over single action. Her practice is above all performative. Thus, she has developed an extreme attention to the sensations she perceives: light, colours, sounds, vibratory movements and waves of certain materials integrate her creations, becoming their raw materials.
For several years now, Alice Anderson has been developing a technique of conservation, of "memorizing" objects that have been made to disappear, by surrounding them with copper wire. This technique is similar to weaving, this practice questions our collective memory.
In Saché, Alice Anderson has chosen to work on certain emblematic elements of the architecture of the Atelier Calder: the windows, the floor and the door.
During my first visit to Atelier Calder, I was struck by the space and above all by the door and its triangular geometric shapes," explains Alice Anderson. "It was from this first exploratory visit that I drew up the project I developed during my residency at Atelier Calder, entitled The Ritual of the Shapes".
The resulting geometric shapes proved to be an infinite field of experimentation for the artist, which was expressed through large format paintings, sculptures, and performance.
For Alice Anderson, "the space offered by the Calder Studio has become a truly global place of experimentation, since the space of the house has also become an extension of the studio.
With this project she continues her work of memorization, in order to create a new Data Architecture, resulting from original performances.
Alice Anderson has developed new performances that magnify accidental gestures and random movements as the ultimate act of creation and a reminder of what makes us human.
Alice Anderson will hold her first solo exhibition in 2011 at the Freud Museum in London. These sculptures and performances have been presented at the Whitechapel Art Gallery, 2012, the 55th Venice Biennale, 2013, the Welcome Collection London and the Espace Culturel Louis Vuitton Paris, 2015, the Saatchi Gallery and the Royal Academy of Arts 2016, the Drawing Room London and the Centre Pompidou, 2017. Itinéraire d'un corps / Spirituals Machine, Galerie Valérie Bach La Patinoire Royale, Brussels, 2018.