Femme plurielle (Plural woman) [Featured project]

Noemi Sjoberg
Format: Site specific public art installation, photography,glass, mirrors, basalt, wood, corten steel Size: 8m long Location: Parvis des droits de l'homme et de la laïcité, Champ Fleuri, Sainte-Clotilde, Saint-Denis, Réunion Island, Indian Ocean, Overseas France With the support of: "Patrimoine et création", Artist residence, Iconothèque historique de l’océan Indien, Le Département de La Réunion and Departament de Cultura Generalidat de Catalunya
Description: "Femme plurielle (Plural woman) " is a site-specific public art installation taking its inspiration from portraits of women from the Indian Ocean (East Africa, Mauritius, Madagascar, Seychelles, Comoros, Mayotte, Réunion), China and India from the 19th and 20th century. These different generations of women have forged the identity of the Reunion Island woman of today. These photographs come from the archives of Iconothèque Historique de l’Océan Indien. 20 faces of women of all ages, from different social backgrounds and origins, are displayed against a basalt background. These portraits intertwine, merge, play on the similarities and dissimilarities of a woman who could have been another. This portrait gallery has mirrors interspersed inviting passers-by to mingle their faces with these female icons from another time, frozen in stone. We don't choose our place of birth, our gender, our race, or our social status... It is up to everyone to build a more just society. "Femme plurielle" offers a historical perspective allowing us to project ourselves into a more equitable and egalitarian world. The condition of women has guided the artist's research and creation. The work is a tribute to the woman of Reunion, in her alterity, in her cultural richness, in her dignity.

News

20th of May, One euro to jump now, Video art work, in the opening of Rooftop films,New York, USA
artist attendance with the support of "Konstnärsnämnden" The Swedish Arts Grants Committee for International cultural exchanges

I have donated the serie “Snowball, Tehran 1,2,3,4,5,6” to the Art Auction for Ukraine,Welcome to contribute on the 26/03 at Stadsgårds Terminalen, Stockholm, Sweden

03 of March until 27/03/2022 "Game fields" Video art work, in the exhibition Kvadrennalen Retorikkabinett’s Video room , Färgfabriken , Stockholm (SE)

14th of December - 9th of January 2022 "Like themselves" Video art work, in the exhibition Flux video capsa , Barcelona (SP)

10th of December Inauguration of the site specific artwork "Femme plurielle (Plural woman)", Parvis des droits de l'homme et de la laïcité, Champ fleuri, Saint-Denis, Île de la Réunion (FR)

11th of November Inauguration of the site specific artwork "Terre à l'horizon (Land in sight)" at the Lazaret de La Grande Chaloupe during the commemoration day of the indentured workers (Travailleurs Engagés), Île de la Réunion (FR)

From June to December 2021 Site specific commission and residence at L'Iconothèque historique de l'océan Indien, Patrimoine et création, Département de la Réunion, Saint-Denis (FR)

“One euro to jump now “ Mixed-media artwork selected for the XI Biennal d'Art de Girona at Casa de Cultura de la Diputació de Girona opening 26th OCT 2021 until 8th of January 2022 , Girona (SP)


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