The works in three dimensions of Fanny Alloing show us not moldings realized on imprints of the body but these imprints presented as sculptures. It is as if the bodies of the dancers which served as models had secreted a copy of their physical envelope, from their own skin, producing a mold where fall out the notions of the backside and front side, of singular and universal, of humanity and bestiality.
The soul of the model, captured by the operation of molding, still haunts these empty envelopes. Presences of an absence, these molds have a sacred nature.
The materials used, like plastered bands, silk, paper, resin give the sculptures transparency which is also in printed silks with whom they have a dialogue. The artist, who accepts the responsibility of her installation, lets us see that the borders of work exceed the object to include the space of the exhibition.
Materials also give to the works a fragility which sends back to our own fragility as human beings but paradoxically, it gives them the capacity of the movement which makes it Armours against the work of time.
To us to hear them …
Philippe LERAT, Exhibition commissary.