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.

BLUEPRINT I SEISM / Marie Jeanne de Rooij / 2015
Directeur GEMAK Vrije Academie, The Hague

BIOGRAPHY

born in Casablanca, Morocco
lives and works in Paris, France

solo show

2015 Blueprint/Seism, GEMAK/Vrije Academie, duo show with Justin Bennett, The Hague, The Netherlands
2014 Eye to Brain, Galerie Maurits van de Laar, duo show with Justin Bennett, The Hague, The Netherlands
2013 Figures Mentales, Centre de la Gravure et de l'Image imprimée, Belgique
2012 Lady M, painting, drawings, & prints, B.A.R. Bureau d'Art et de Recherche, Roubaix, France
2012 Te Corto, drawings, videos installations, & photographs, MUba Eugène Leroy, Tourcoing, France
2012 Red Repairs, drawings & prints, Musée du Dessin et de l'Estampe Originale, Gravelines, France
2011 Red Repairs, drawings & paintings, Maison Descartes, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2010 Red Repairs, drawings & paintings, INHA, Paris, France
2010 Red Repairs, drawings & lithographs, Collège néerlandais, Paris, France
2010 Pièces sur l'amour, installation drawings & sounds, video, Lab-labanque, Béthune, France
2006 Acting out, videos, Villa Oppenheim, Berlin, Germany
2004 Films & photographs, Mémoire Magnétique, Paris, France
2003 L'oubli des mots, Odapark, Venray, The Netherlands
2003 Oxymore, Galerie Médiane, Paris, France
2002 L'oubli des mots, Chapelle Saint-Louis de la Salpétrière, Paris, France

group show

2015 SOON, Galerie Véronique Smagghe, Paris, France

2015 Les perles de l'été, Galerie Véronique Smagghe, Paris, France
2013 Drawing Cabinet, Galerie Maurits van de Laar, The Hague, The Netherlands
2013 Vindplaatsen & Voortgangsberichten, Drawing Centre Dipenheim, Dipenheim, The Netherlands
2013 Je t'aime...moi non plus, MUba Eugène Leroy, Tourcoing, France
2012 Art on Paper, Galerie Véronique Smagghe, Bruxelles, Belgique
2012 Drawing Now, Galerie Maurits van de Laar, The Hague, Paris, France
2011 TWENTY, 20 years Galerie Maurits van de Laar, The Hague, The Netherlands
2011 Zelfportret, Galerie Maurits van de Laar (with Nour-Eddine Jarram), The Hague, The Netherlands

projects/manifestations

2014 Leipzig, presentation, Franck Bordas Studio, Paris
2011 Red Repairs, debate with Pierre Wat, Michiel Plomp chief curator from Teylers Museum, Maurits van de Laar, Maison Descartes, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2009 Parce que je rêve pas / projection debate, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
2008 Parce que je rêve pas / projection debate, Cinémathèque française, Paris, France
2007 Parce que je rêve pas, preview, projection and debate, A.L.E.P.H., Lille, France
2005 J'ai vu le soleil fondre de chaleur, Exposed, Mizu no yume, videos, projection debate, Mémoire Magnétique, Paris, France

residences

Idem, Paris, France
Centre de la Gravure et de l'Image imprimée, La Louvière, Belgique
MUba Eugène Leroy, Tourcoing, France
Musée du Dessin et de l'Estampe originale, Gravelines, France
Maison Descartes, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
INHA, Paris, France

public collections

Cabinet des estampes, Bibliothèque Nationale de France
Centre de la Gravure et de l'Image imprimée, La Louvière, Belgique
Cabinet des estampes, Bibliothèque Royale de Bruxelles, Belgique
Musée du Dessin et de l'Estampe originale, Gravelines, France

prints

2015 Seism, digital pigment print on film, 2 layers 255 cm x 135 cm, printed by Franck Bordas Studio Paris
2015 Seism series, digital print on film, 3 layers 35 cm x 21 cm, printed by the artist
2015 Seism Scores, digital pigment print on Inbe Awagami 70g, 50 cm x 94 cm, printed by Franck Bordas Studio Paris, edited by Daniel & Colette Leizorovici Paris
2014-2015 Leipzig I-II-III, digital pigment print recto-verso on Kozo Awagami 40g, 254 cm x 190 cm, printed by Franck Bordas Studio Paris, edited by GEMAK The Hague
2013 Man Sex Thursday, digital pigment print on photorag Hahnemühle 308 g, 214 x 162 cm, printed by Franck Bordas Studio Paris, edited by Centre de la gravure et de l'image imprimée, La Louvière, Belgique
2013 Deers, lithographs, Idem Paris
2013 Eye Mental Shape, serie I & II, 10 variants photogravures and lithographs, Idem Paris, Centre de la gravure et de l'image imprimée, La Louvière, Belgique
2013 Crowd, 6 lithographies, Idem Paris
2012 Hand Mouth, 9 woodcuts, Musée du Dessin et de l'Estampe originale, Gravelines, France
2012 Eye I, 10 photogravures on cupper, Musée du Dessin et de l'Estampe originale, Gravelines, France
2011 Crowd, artist book, lithographs, 12 variations, Idem Paris
2011 Zelfportret, lithographs, 15 variations, Idem Paris, Collection du Centre de la gravure et de l'image imprimée, La Louvière, Belgique

bibliography

Zelfportret. artist book, MUba Eugène Leroy & Bureau d'Art et de Recherche
Pièces sur l’amour. ISBN: 978-2-35046-190-8, Filigranes & Lab-labanque
Parce que je rêve pas. ISBN: 978-2-916545-41-7. Monografik-édition & Paris-Musées
Acting out. ISBN : 2-9521030-1-1, BDAP de Berlin & Villa Oppenheim, Berlin
L'oubli des mots. ISBN: 2-9521030-0-3, Odapark, Venray, Pays-Bas

texts & articles

Marie Jeanne de Rooij ENG NL
Catherine de Braekeleer BE, NdE N° 249
The Drawer Vol.5, October 2013
Catherine de Braekeleer BE
Yannick Courbès FR NL
Paul Ripoche FR
Maurits van de Laar ENG NL
Pierre Wat FR ENG
Ed Hanssen FR NL
Frédéric Emprou FR ENG
Franz Kaltenbeck FR ENG DL
Nadine Satiat FR ENG DL
Gérard Wajcman FR ENG DL