ANAÏS TOUCHOT: Perdue Chatte
14.03 – 28.04.2019
Anaïs Touchot is a builder, and one that respects the previous lives of her materials. Directed by the search for an informal economy, she connects her works to their location and sometimes encourages a curious, nosy audience, even during production. Sometimes, she works closely to the street, benefiting from a mutual influence, seizing the street's substance, it sociability and inevitable instinct for territory. In our case, the street is our terrace, and the meddling audience is mainly the Sandwich cats family.
While most of her installations are ephemeral, the reactions that they encourage are not. Visitors are here to touch and feel, to make use of and to become essential parts of the works – whether a gym or an alternative center for relaxation. What Anaïs creates, in fact, are not installations, but spaces of encounter, in which bridges between body and mind overcome the esthetics of it. In reality, works are often made as a tool for her to meet people and share moments.
Inside the Chocolat space, you will find a seductive Caress Bar in which cats and humans engage in a mix-and-match role play of waiters and customers, providing mutual services. Beware though, this is not your regular cuteness-overloaded cat-café! Its slightly gloomy, cheap and suburban feeling make it all the more appealing to both humans and felines. So wait your turn and enjoy the enigmatic fluffiness!
Anaïs Touchot (b. 1987, lives in Brest, FR) has studied both Art and Design at the EESAB in Brest, France.
Among her recent solo shows: in 2019, La patate, Musée Grasset, Varzy; in 2018, La Universidad del amor, football stadium, Ploumagoar, FR; Karma, Gallery of la Cité Scolaire de l’Iroise, Brest, FR. In 2017, La Usurpadora, Puerto Colombia, Colombia. Among recent group exhibitions: Lieux Mouvants, Manoir de Coscro, Lignol, FR (2018); Surfer un arbre, Passerelle Centre d’Art Contemporain, Brest, FR (2017); Tomber sous le vent, CAN, Centre d’art Neuchâtel, CH (2016). She was an artist in residence, among others, at Parc Saint-Léger, Lycée Montchatelet de Varzy, FR (2018), Usurpadora, Puerto Colombia (2017), CAN Centre d’Art de Neuchâtel, CH (2016), Est-Nord-Est, Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, Québec, CA (2014).
This event is part of the Project
“Evoluția Turbionară a Elementelor Redundante”.
A cultural project co-funded by the Administration of the National Cultural Fund.
The project does not necessarily represent the position of the Administration of the National Cultural Fund. The AFCN is not responsible for the content of the project or the manner in which the results of the project may be used. These are entirely the responsibility of the funding recipient.