Ccile Ravel

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Paysages-écrans (Landscapes as screens)


Cotton cut-out patterns onto canvas


This work on family memory and landscape is an attempt to make the canvas serve as a screen: that is to use it both as an object interposed between light and sight, as well as a flat surface on which pictures are projected. This double function is characteristic of how memory operates, since the screen is interposed between the lost object and its precise remembrance. The landscape is here connected with a geographical, historical and emotional territory. The all-over lay-out contradicts landscape as a genre. The aim of this production is to play on the optical and functional distorsions of paintings and memory. This work was supported by DRAC Bourgogne