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ELVIRE MENETRIER
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Reaching Centrum
Elvire Menetrier
Sculpture in steel, copper, lead, zinc, drawings on paper, resin, bleach on fabric, cotton.
65x45cm

 

Elvire Menetrier develops a work in which gore and sacred imaginaries dialogue.

In residence in Marseille, she produces medical illustrations, then incorporates them into a steel sculpture inspired by altarpieces.

Reaching Centrum

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Typology

Production residency

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Duration

8 weeks

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Destination

Marseilles

AAF presentation

 

Co-production

DRAC
AFPA

Reaching Centrum shows us a fragmented universe, organized around a central character painted with bleach. First there is this explosion; of the organic which is expelled to the edge of the frame, leaving room for the empty architecture of the body.

 

The composition bursts from the macroscopic to the microscopic and the gaze gradually enters inside the body, from the transparency of its epidermis to the zoom of its cells. Each circle multiplies the points of view of an interior landscape drawn with colored pencils.

The emaciation is doubled by the raw structure of the metal frame, directly inspired by altarpieces and religious stained glass windows. This steel sculpture is the result of a collaboration with the locksmith and boilermaker, Luca Veuillet.

The fake copper organs float in the resin, a poisonous and bloody bodily fluid. They are organs without a body, which gravitate around the structure. They oxidize over time like futuristic prostheses that won't stop rotting. 

Dramatically staged, the play is inspired by the medical world, religious icons and heroic fantasy aesthetics. She questions traditional representations of the body and thwarts the canons of beauty by focusing on the interior.

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"I use both codes of traditional representations such as religious iconography or classical paintings, and I will come to confront them with more popular and contemporary imaginations; such as post-internet, medical imaging, pornography, advertising, and video games."
© Making of: Elvire Menetrier, Versant Sud, Anais Baseilhac
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DRAC PACA

The regional directorate for cultural affairs (DRAC), under the authority of the regional prefect, has the task of providing advice and expertise to cultural partners and local authorities and proposes to the Regional Prefect the allocation State financial support for professionals and artists depending on the projects presented.

AFPA

For more than 65 years, the Afpa has been the first qualifying professional training body. Its primary mission has not changed: to train you for employment. Created in 1949 to meet the needs of France in the midst of reconstruction, the National Association for Adult Vocational Training has been the National Agency for Adult Vocational Training since January 1, 2017.

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