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"Melange and Permuted Post-its(R): An Exhibition of Two- and Three-Dimensional Works by Corine Borgnet"
2002-05-22 until 2002-06-03
NURTUREart Non-Profit, Inc. at United Nations, French-Speaking Cultural Association
New York, NY,
USA United States of America
Corine Borgnet was born in France and has been living in New York City for the last 10 years. In 1996, she participated in a residency at the Altos de Chavon, in the Dominican Republic, an experience that caused her to change from expressing herself in figurative sculpture to installation. She began to create installations consisting of divers elements, that, when installed together, produced a complex, scattered, almost schizophrenic environment. She has been a NURTUREart Registry Artist since 1998, and her work has been shown recently in the one-person show, MESSAGES, at la Maison Francaise, Columbia University.
“Several years ago I found myself working more as a secretary than an artist. It was at that point that I started using Post-it Note pads as a medium. My interest in this medium stems from the proliferation of the Post-it in work and home environments, specifically, its reflection of the erosion of the quality of interpersonal communication, and the Post-it’s personal use as a mnemonic device. I am also intrigued by the Post-it’s ephemeral nature. MELANGE exhibits four works in accordance with these concepts, and portrays what I consider to be the wound of 21st century life - a confusion of languages and breakdown of communication – and, simultaneously – hopefully - an attempt to counteract these trends in the personal and collective spheres. The United Nations is the perfect place to disprove the myth of Babel.”
The Tower Of Babel – (Confusion of Languages) A large structure made of found and used Post-its. The wide variety of notes and doodles is a contemporary manifestation of the myth of the Tower of Babel. Visible inside - the remains of the Myth. Outside, the Tower’s Post-it Note clad exterior is the contrary; despite its unstable appearance, the tower is, nevertheless, standing, its fragile stability derived from its construction of a clutter of diverse human “bricks.”
The Babblers – (Confusion of Images) - A grid imposing a neurotic order on more than 600 technically and emotionally different portraits.
The Cure (One Hour Of The Talking Cure - Existential Confusion)- A color and shorthand-coded, second-by-second grid transcription of one hour of therapy (3,200 Post-it Notes)
The Secret of Happiness A portrait of the Goddess of Cacophony made from a found Post-it Note papier mache. Based on the popular adage- “Hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil.”