Venue : Interior and the collectors
Complexity could be one of the characteristics of our current environment. The strata are infinite and the paths are multiple. The space thus organized and felt, whether urban, natural, architectural or virtual, leaves as many exits as dead ends. The question of landscape is emerging as a relationship between man and his surroundings. Plunging the viewer into another arrangement would be another way to be connected beyond what he or she thinks to see.
How to showcase artworks in a way that go so far as to disturb our consciousness? Can we perceive them in a different frame of mind? These questions contributed to the choice to turn the exhibition space into a hypnosis cabinet. The works are presented in a labyrinthine experience, both physical, symbolic and psychological. They refer to a mysterious, contemplative or confusing inhabited space calling to the viewer’s unconscious. The latter will be immersed, if he or she wishes, in a hypnotic trance that has been chosen specifically for its hypersensitive travel effect. So many possibilities to look at the works in a spacetime devoid of any usual reference point and to give way to a more intimate and personal discovery.On this occasion, Interior an the collectors unveils a new exterior space to immerse the viewer into a experience. Curator Christel Montury followed a one year hypnosis training to articulate this project on the principles of Ericksonian hypnosis. She wrote a text specifically for some pieces in a way to induce hypnotic suggestions.
The works have been chosen for their ability to offer to the viewer a trance setting opportunity. Those of Morgan Mandalay, Nils Alix-Tabeling and Hokusai are more conducive to a loss of reference
INTERIOR and the collectors, artist-run space based in Lyon, presents from 18 September 2019 to 4 January 2020 a group show entitled COLLECTION n°10 in Resonance with the 15th Lyon Biennale. The exhibition is conceived as an experience based on hypnosis and includes paintings, sculptures, an engraving, a VR work and a site specific installation. The founders Christel Montury and Fabien Villon are also the curators of the exhibition.