Friday, 21 September 2012
Work from her oeuvre.
“Through diverse means, Pariset’s current body of work conceptually engages notions of projection and “exoticism”, and its relation to “the ability to conceive otherwise” as described by ethnographer and poet Victor Segalen in his Essay on Exoticism. Segalen’s notes suggest a definition of selfhood formed in connection to the constantly questionable borders of otherness. The exhibition draws a parallel between this condition of mind and to the experience of “traveling” virtually.
“Conscious experience, too, is an interface, an invisible, perfect internal medium allowing an organism to interact flexibly with itself. It is a control device. It functions by creating an internal user surface — an “as if” (that is, virtual) reality… More important, it also generates a sense of self… much like the mouse pointer on the virtual desktop of your PC… that advises “you are here”.
Thomas Metzinger, The Ego Tunnel” – Aude Pariset