ALIX DUSSART - Ce débris dont rien n'est venu à bout
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Since any mission must be prepared carefully, it is important to make a list of the all tools you have at your disposal: a spear, a knife and my hands. After all, the knife could double up as a boat. I have to take all the items with me. I also take plaster, water and time. My fingers and my wood. Followed by the charcoal. Or should that be the other way round? Yes, I’ll use the charcoal first. I’ll use it to draw the map on the ground. The map will allow us to see the underground structures. I must not forget this map, the one of my origins, folded, re-folded, unfolded. We can pass it on to those who come after us. (Did I take the right one? It doesn't really matter, because the continents meet at some point anyway). We could also leave a trace of the way we went, for the return journey, or for others who come after us.
When24 February 2022 to 03 April 2022
Doors12:00 > 18:00
When we go in, it feels like entering a cave. The underground temperature is almost palpable, like a quiet and fragile density dripping from the walls and enveloping you. Everything is there, laid bare, classified and on display. And now that everything is ready, it is necessary to bargain with the fear and the darkness, which must leave room for markings, points of reference and the foundations. I can still see myself when I was just a little black ball, woolly, almost raspy. But I let myself be buffed up, a little. Like these knives. And now that my hands are skilful, they can, in turn, sand, trace, cut, affix, mould, carve, arrange, dig, and leave their prints. It's funny, you'd almost think that these eucalyptus branches have turned into bone. The point is, matter continues to transform, too, and our memories will undoubtedly meet at some point on this journey.
I think we need to continue our journey by staying grounded, in order to retain the particles, the dust, so that all that we have collected does not disappear into thin air. And if the water rises, we can always hold on to the wooden lintels, the lin tels, the li n t els
To mark Alix Dussart's exhibition, the Tipi Bookshop and the Botanique are publishing "Ce débris dont rien n'est venu à bout", an artist's book limited to 80 copies.
Available from Tipi and the Botanique.
Images - Alix Dussart | Graphic design - Zaïneb Hamdi (3studio - http://trois-studio.be/ ) | Design and editing - Alix Dussart and Andrea Copetti | Coordination - Andrea Copetti | Production - Le Botanique and Tipi bookshop | Printing - https://www.daddykate.be/ | Cover text - Blandine Lehec