« From past performance, only words remains, sentences appears one after the other, like a picture scroll:
It was cold, I was a flower.
The harp played, but the wind deflected its music.
The wall was white and gradually tennis balls marked it with red ocher but flowing.
The sound of the ball against the wall, the sound of the ball against the crucifix.
The Flower was dancing, unfolding.
It had to be magical.
The play of the reflections.
The fragile silk of the nightgown.
We looked at each other fixedly.
The Kiss of the deer.
My voice broke ».
In the work of Daphne Navarre, the performance is part of a laboratory which oscillates between the experience and the aesthetic formulation. The artist proposes a personal cabinet of curiosity, in which the fragments of past performances, become both objects of presentations and tools to be used for a new action. In reclaiming the footprint as a sign that defies temporality, Daphne Navarre turns the performance and its memory, into a territory constantly defying the traditional value and the dogmatic interpretation of an art piece.
Curated by Medhi Brit
Friche Belle de Mai during Marseille European capital of culture / 2013
Exhibition Empreintes et passages à l'acte / with Anna BYSKOV, Hsia Fei CHANG, Marcelline DELBECQ, Romina DE NOVELLIS, Nicolas FENOUILLAT, F2/Francine FLANDRIN, Igor GRUBIĆ, Louise HERVE et Chloé MAILLET, Jonathan MEESE, Natsuko UCHINO, Daphné NAVARRE, Nicolas PUYJALON, Darren ROSHIER, Noé SOULIER