BLUEPRINT I SEISM with Justin Bennett
GEMAK Vrije Academie, The Hague, The Netherlands - 13.03.2015 _ 11.04.2015
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Four digital pigment prints on paper Inbe Awagami Factory
Edition Galerie Leizorovici, Paper size 50 cm x 94 cm, Printed by Franck Bordas Studio
Presentation 3 rue Debelleyme 75003 Paris - 01.05.2015 _ 03.05.2015
Seism / Marie Jeanne de Rooij, directeur Gemak
With sensitive precision, Pascale-Sophie Kaparis draws organic versions of structures that develop in our brains. In her ‘mental shapes’ drawings, she shows how the information (Kaparis often takes the traumatic experiences of others as her point of departure) that we receive through our eyes is processed by the brain. The red lines she draws are partially covered again by correcting fluid, creating a layered image of information that remains present, but is not clearly visible or (more) difficult to access, possibly because of the suppression of (traumatic) memories of a certain event. The things that the eyes were forced to see and subsequently processed by the brain, is recorded and archived in Kaparis’ drawings. Just like Justin Bennett’s BLUEPRINT process, the drawings/installations in the SEISM series form a layered score for an audio work.
SEISM, the umbrella title of Kaparis’ contribution to this collaboration, refers to seismic activity, such as earthquakes, and is used by her as a metaphor for the violent transitions that occur when what is seen and recorded by the eye subsequently finds its way in our brains.