In creating works that sit close to the boundaries of sculpture, painting, theatre and design Flore Nové-Josserand carefully asks us to consider the role and function of the visual within the environments that we chose to create, and those we find ourselves inhabiting.
2 very ≠ scenes (Part 1) (2009) featured a series of vertical ‘totemic’ sculptural elements, visually identical they were divided by height into three groupings. The tallest (close to eight feet tall) stand propped, acting as a visual backdrop and stage, the next in height mimic the standing height of an adult, while the shortest pieces are child size. This relationship to different scales of human height was made evident as viewers were invited to walk close-to or in places through the work. The vertical ‘totems’ are unified by a repeating geometric pattern painted across their surface, collectively they created an optically vibrating environment, interacting with and disrupting the existing visual fabric of the building, such as the close-by criss-crossed mesh and vertical pillars of the studio’s suspended staircase.
Flore Nové-Josserand was introduced to Siobhan Davies Dance by Charles Danby.
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