Cécile Ibarra, Artist in Residence 2013

Cécile Ibarra, autoportrait n° 1, 2012, installation, color photography and video of the recording sound of a performance on Dvd in loop (with sound and subtitles) 6’39’’ and framed business cards fr/ eng, dimensions variable

Residency Period
Fall 2013

Cécile Ibarra, born in 1984, Tarbes, France, lives and works in Brussels, Belgium.

“I mainly work with installations and videos and the context of creation is quite decisive, there is often a connection with the place by exploring the living areas, the potentiality of everyday found material. The relation to the material is important, the pieces which are not anticipate are the result of a mental path managed by the material’s exploration and modification. As found “physical” objects or through a sound recording or a video shooting into the area, I transform shape or function in order to develop the idea of the abstraction through the benefit of fiction. I like to take distance with the narration by creating another one because there are always new stories feeding an abstract work, it’s not possible to avoid sense, stories. There is this idea to control the distance between reality and fiction. I’m interested in the limit that confuses and irritates the audience, risking to be continuously at the brink of failed communication. The relation between the story and History is also important, I often refer to the past through the use of stories, experiences by the reconstitution or the re-assembling. As a conquest of a time-space, I gathered different signs for a new meaning and create relationships between shapes and materials, texture and volume, scale and color.”