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The Community : Offline – MILKY WAY

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The Greeks gave us Kronos (unoriginary) and sequential (originary) time.
Felicia Atkinson Giovanna Flores Elina Laitinen Cécile Noguès Adéla Souckova Sophia Taillet
We use them, unable to perceive them … What comes before what originary comes after? To my surprise the answer is: a land of pure emptiness, of endless joys, happiness, peace and contentment, a place of youth, cheerful expectation and blissful fulfilment … Is this shared by all? It can change the world from heaviness to lightness.
– Richard Tuttle

MILKY WAY approaches an expanded language of diverse materials that stimulate time-based processes, weaving factual events into fic- tion, mixing memories and imaginary, collective and personal. In its turn, each work proposes a deconstructive take on form and shape: the presence of time seems dominating, yet transpires as akin to another spatial dimension. Time as a meditative process is encoded onto the very surfaces of the works, and the meditation on different moods opens the possibility for multiple narratives and successive ways of underlying causes. Questions about control and non-linear- ity join established markers of time: to which extent the imaginary guides the physical process, what space is left for serendipity and intuition?

The Community : Offline is a collective-run art space, that opened its doors in 2016 in the heart of the Château d’Eau neighbourhood in Paris. The Community was born from a shared desire to encourage dialogue between creatives representing different disciplines by proposing them a multidisciplinary platform to exchange ideas. It offers an alternative to conventional gallery and industry practices through a collaborative and evolutionary approach to exhibiting art, and exploring the potential of the reclaimed physical framework.

 

MILKY WAY, installation view, 2017
Felicia Atkinson: The only luggage of the lonely wonderer, 2017
Felicia Atkinson: Improvisations 1, 2, 3, 4, 2017
Cécile Noguès: Pas besoin de fleurs, 2017
Elina Laitinen: a selection of pieces from the “PYHÄVAATTEITA” series, 2017
MILKY WAY, installation view, 2017
Adèla Souckova: The Revelation of The High Priestess, 2017
MILKY WAY, installation view, 2017
Felicia Atkinson: Slow dance, 2017
MILKY WAY, installation view, 2017
Felicia Atkinson: Slow dance, 2017
Cécile Noguès: Pas besoin de fleurs, 2017
MILKY WAY, installation view, 2017
Felicia Atkinson: Aluminium, 2017
MILKY WAY, installation view, 2017
Giovanna Flores: Cooperation poster 2, 2014
MILKY WAY, installation view, 2017
Cécile Noguès: Un titre ne serait pas stable, 2017
Cécile Noguès: Un titre ne serait pas stable, 2017
MILKY WAY, installation view, 2017
Sophia Taillet: Helik Light, 2017
Giovanna Flores: Dirt shirt, 2016
MILKY WAY, installation view, 2017
Sophia Taillet: Helik Light, 2017
MILKY WAY, installation view, 2017
Giovanna Flores: Cooperation poster 1, 2014
Elina Laitinen: Branches on velvet, 2017

Photography by Aurélien Mole

The Community
MILKY WAY
With: Felicia Atkinson, Giovanna Flores, Elina Laitinen,
Cécile Noguès, Adéla Souckova, Sophia Taillet
65 Rue du Château d’Eau
75010 Paris