I will sleep when I’m dead, 2020
VR experience for Oculus Quest
I will sleep when I’m dead several words borrowed from Bon Jovi reveal a lot about the work, about the brain and our thoughts that are so difficult to tame. The drawings are based on interviews the artist conducted from 2017 to 2020. She invited people to share their thoughts with her in order to make portraits ("neuro-portraits") of their brains. Thanks to the «techno-magic» of virtual reality (Quest and Quest2), the viewer dives into a skull amongst neurons and synapses and gets lost in an infinite maze and crosses paths with «thoughts» materialized by drawings looking like pictograms. It is an intimate head to head, almost psychoanalytical work which introduces an intense and unique experience. Submerged in the brain, tortuous, sometimes foggy, the audience will have to follow, at their convenience several journeys related to their thoughts. According to a bundle of «narratives», everyone will be free to experience their own mental journey. From the house to the brain, Jeanne Susplugas weaves fine connections, to an immersive experience where the magic of virtual reality plunges the visitor into a labyrinth of synapses and neurons, a journey through the heart of human "thoughts".
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Jeanne Susplugas is a French artist, holder of a PhD in Art History (Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne) who lives in Paris. From drawing to video, photography, glass or ceramics, Jeanne Susplugas talks about the disorders and evils of our daily life with a seductive and poetic language, between humor and cynicism, irony and tragedy. Her work has been shown in KW in Berlin, Villa Medici in Rome, Palazzo delle Papesse in Siena, Emily Harvey Foundation in New York, Maréchalerie centre d’art in Versailles, Le Fresnoy National Studio, Musée d’Art Moderne of St Etienne, Musée de Grenoble, Musée en plein air du Sart-Tilman in Liège (B), Pioneer Works in New York, Shanghai 21st Century Minsheng Art Museum, maison rouge-fondation antoine de galbert in Paris, Margaret Lauwence gallery in Melbourne, Centre d’art Le Lait in Albi, Wyspa Institut of Art in Gdansk, MOCCA in Toronto, as well as in major events such as Dublin-Contemporary, Biennales of Alexandria and Shanghai, Constellation (pre-opening of Centre Pompidou-Metz), International Videonale in Detroit, Dashanzi International Art Festival or Nuit Blanche in Paris. Her films have been shown in numerous festivals as Hors Pistes (Centre Pompidou, Paris), Locarno International Festival, Miami International Festival, Festival Images Vevey (S), Les Instants Vidéos in Marseille or Les Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid.
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