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    Nathalie Joffre

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    video / experimental video

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For a knowledge of intimacy, localization in the spaces of our intimacy is more urgent than determination of dates.’ Gaston Bachelard, Poetics of space (1957). Referring to Bachelard’s topo-analysis, Burst is a performance that questions the notion of spaces of intimacy through the exploration of two places of the artist’s childhood: a bathroom and a washing house. The performance is divided in three actions with balloons that together form a ritual: blowing, bursting and collecting. Through them, the artist expands the spatial, temporal and mental limits of her body, the initial intimate space, in the outer space. This work questions our physical relation with space and memory in the contemporary world, as we store our intimate memories as data on social networks and computers.

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