This autumn, ISELP welcomes the photographer Laurianne Bixhain whose recent work explores the transformation of materials in the production of industrial objects. She questions our relationship to technology and looks at the appearance, touch and materiality of surfaces.
During the year 2021, she initiated residencies in factories and industries, in particular to put into perspective the constraints exerted on the human body in the current modes of production (the parcelling out of tasks, the segmentation of gestures, etc.). The artist has chosen these companies in line with her interest in the transformation of materials: windscreen manufacturing, glass moulding, diamond cutting or the remelting of rare metals.
Laurianne Bixhain’s work conveys a form of horizontality between manual and artistic trades.