Barret: This Obscure Side of Sweetness
Pascale Barret installs in the window of Constant a selection of artworks, a catalogue and a rice wine experimentation developed during her last residency at TEMI in South Korea.
Spending this residency between wild and urban life, mountains with shamans, city politics and cultural heritage, high (new) and low (old) tech, Pascale faced questions around Nature-Culture, Human-non Human and Machine. These dualities remind her of the human desire to control, to preserve life and by extension to represent, reproduce it as a copy or simulation. Shamans make paper flowers, markets sell synthetic flowers. Pascale started to scan plants and roots and tried to solidify forms and patterns into 3D prints and 2D laser cuttings.
Taking advantage of several practices, her experiments cross biochemistry, photochemistry, digital, electronic, archiving, fiction and fabulation. Through hybridization, art raises issues of ecologies (human, environmental and political), inspired by eco-feminist writings, global issues and local observations.
Pascale Barret is involved in hybrid audio, visual, performance and mixed media art practices. DIY fantasist, Pascale is looking for the place where art, science, theory, and practice meet.
This project is a continuation of a first residency project in South Korea (2015) "Leaving by Sea"