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Nation Of Angela. Chapter07.

Sophie Toulouse

Exhibition from June 10th to July 26th 2008

Opening on Saturday, June 7th 2008 18:00 to 21:00
Exhibition from June 10th to July 26th 2008
Tuesday – Saturday  11:00 – 19:00

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"I Have No Comprehension of what’s going to Happen to Me, Do I?"
What is starting up in this seventh chapter is the transformation of the island of Nation of Angela (NOA), surviving the battle against “Fat Elvis” army; the mutation of the landscape as well as its history is disclosed all along this new exhibition presented at ADDICT Galerie

Indeed, 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 before.
The Environment, in its entirety, takes part in this transformation, within the elation of these two bodies that are at one. Is a nemesis deserved for having infringed NOA’s precept "The Sky Cannot Have Two Suns, Angela is The Only One"?

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.
The latest appears more tangible, when taken as an allegory of our society. Visions of contemporary life, surrealistic overconsumption… The myth of NOA offers a reading of multiple and complex references.

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.


Marie Groneau

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