5 x 46 in (11 x 117 cm)
16 x 62 in (41 x 157 cm)
18 x 106 in (46 x 269 cm)
2016 Neon, transformer
16 x 72 in (41 x 183 cm)
30 x 40 in (76 x 102 cm)
SOMEW#HERE is a bodies of neon works that invite the viewer to revisit the meaning of the word "here" and the core concepts of presence and absence in the light of the changes new technologies have brought in the definition of the self.
In this series, the artist invents a new word - #HERE - a word referring to this place of non place that is the digital world. She appropriates simple sentences find in dictionaries to exemplify the use of the word "here", and simply replaces it in them with "#HERE". The hashtag that now predisposes the 4 letters of such a basic term, comes to challenge the meaning of the whole sentences. Their tone, that at first was very basic, naive, almost simplistic, clashes with the complexity of the newly created and unfamiliar term "#HERE".
When read while thinking of "#HERE" as this place of physical withdrawal, these strings of words come to question the relationship between analogue and digital selves in the post-Internet age.
2016 "The _ _ _ _ _ is absent", Galerie Christophe Tailleur at Pulse, Miami, USA