Nation Of Angela. Chapter07.
Exhibition from June 10th to July 26th 2008
Opening on Saturday, June 7th 2008 18:00 to 21:00
"I Have No Comprehension of what’s
going to Happen to Me, Do I?"
the previous armed conflicts between "Fat Elvis" and NOA’s armies have been
turned into a sensuous fusion, a carnal combination between the soldiers to
bring about the symbiosis between their respective leaders, "Fat Elvis" and
Angela. From that night of love will take place a metamorphosis like never
The continuing saga of NOA lets us foresee this mutation as a transition from the human body to the urban body. Some heavenly elements give way to frightening ones though these hominoid panoramas. The Bible of NOA relates it: since this day, the island has involved itself in a strange revolution where fauna and flora seem to be prone to genetic disruption striving for a frightening immortality. Between GMO and zombies, they seem to adapt themselves to a new era.
Plural materials come to draw this environment with, like key piece, a glasswork set such as test tubes or phials that study or keep an eye on the chemical phenomenon that is operating up. Clay sculptures, wooden low reliefs with lines surprisingly curved, are guiding the visitor through this voluptuous and surrealistic environment. They are added to a series of drawings that relays, just as a storyboard, the initiated mutation process. These archives made with Indian ink can be compared to papyrus and have things in common with archaeological accounts. They reveal a fantasized story, like those civilizations whose texts and objects allow sketching the existence.
By returning to organic elements, Sophie Toulouse opens a new section of
this sensitive and dreamlike utopia.
Sophie Toulouse grazes the city, its inhabitants and announced decline that have come out her contemporary mind. Between erotic dream and degeneration, NOA enters a new part of its history where an imperfect and visionary-like revival is sketched.