French artists Isabelle Desjeux and Andrée Weschler exhibit at Brother Joseph McNally Gallery
Both educated in Singapore, and long time residents, Isabelle and Andrée present an experimental dialogue using video, music and speech as vectors ; medical footage and scientific language as content ; and the common subject of biomedicine.
On one wall, we see projected the brutal scene of a surgery seen from the inside, where notions of failures flirt with notions of death. On the other side, “scientists” lightheartedly and unemotionally go through the arguments explaining why failures are necessary and will never disappear.
Both artists want to push the boundaries of contemporary art, venturing into performance and videos. But their approaches couldn’t be more different. It’s chalk and cheese ; left brain-right brain ; romantic vs cerebral. In this DUO, they get together for the first time.
Duo : Science & Art
Isabelle Desjeux Feat Andrée Weschler
Venue : Brother Joseph McNally Gallery, LASALLE, Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore, 1 McNally Street.
Time : 19 January-1 February 2011