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MAIO 17 | Splendid Stories of Disorder

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MAIO 17 - Splendid Stories Of Disorder

Site-specific art project desenvolvido pela artista francesa Diane Giraud em parceria com a Wozen para a semana da ARCO Lisboa:

“Splendid Stories Of Disorder” consiste em uma série de telas a apresentar composições que utilizam, como materiais brutos, fragmentos de folhas queimadas de livros, cinzas e fita colante transparente. A persuasão da linguagem na criação de padrões de pensamento, a exploração do tempo e a recordação de memórias que definem o ser, são apenas alguns dos conceitos que animam tais composições. A artista escolheu queimar livros de sua coleção pessoal, incluindo novelas literárias,livros escolares e revistas cuidadosamente selecionadas. Em algumas telas, reminiscências das peças originais surgem em fragmentos de palavra ou imagem, ainda que quase irreconhecíveis. Nunca completos, os trabalhos são deixados para a descoberta e exploração dos expectadores a estas existências invisíveis, justapondo metáforas de vida e morte para demonstrar que tudo é tudo.

Montados como uma instalação, esses trabalhos são acompanhados por uma trilha sonora origianl "Time does not exist" produzida por Aurélien Rivière, conhecido internacionalmente por Doubtingthomas.

The sedimentation of memories... The fragility of suspension... Full circle... Seeking the unseen... Capturing the fleeting... A protest against forgetting... Hide and seek... Words and images... Burning books... Trial and error... If time does not exist... Fixing mistakes... Unfinished sentences... Sites under (de)construction... Secrets

“Splendid stories of disorder” is a site-specific art project developed by the french artist Diane Giraud in partnership with Wozen. This series of artworks stemming from Diane ongoing experiments with burnt books is showcased in an installation set in the historical district of Alfama, Lisbon. 

 “Splendid stories of disorder” is a series of canvases presenting compositions using as raw materials fragments from the burnt pages of books, ashes and transparent tape. The pervasiveness of language in setting-up thinking patterns, the exploration of time as well as the recording of memories that all encompass one self are a few of the concepts that animate these pieces. The artist chose to burn books from her personal collection including literary novels, scholar books as well as carefully picked magazines. In some of the canvases, remnants of the original pieces though barely recognisable pop out in fragments of wording or imagery. Never complete, they are left for the viewers to discover and wander in these unseen existences, juxtaposing metaphors of life and death in an attempt to demonstrate that everything is everything.

Diane Giraud (1976) is a visual artist, born in Paris, France. 

With a Master's degree in Business Law, she had a stint in the corporate world before pursuing her creative path, studying oil painting and drawing at the Ateliers des Beaux Arts in Paris.

She subsequently moved to London to attend Camberwell College of Arts followed by the London College of Fashion where she earned a BA (Hons) in Fashion Design Technology and a Diploma in Handcraft Tailoring Menswear (Savile Row techniques).

Naturally drawn to experimentation and craftsmanship, she honed her skills in the couture ateliers of Alexander McQueen, Boudicca and Giles Deacon and worked later as a designer at an influential design agency.

Ten years after she had arrived in London, she decided to quit her designer job and engage again with her artistic practice.

Since 2015, she lives and works in Lisbon, Portugal where she presented her first solo exhibition at the Museu Nacional de História Natural e da Ciência.