utopia means no place
ou ‘not’ + topos ‘place’
Utopias: Alone Together (2018)
“Being is always an instance of Being-with. Whatever exists co-exists”1
Solitude is defined in relation to communion that is absent. There is no one without the other.
Anne O'Byrne, Natality and Finitude, p123.
Utopias: New Work (2018)
When figures are caricatured into crude drawn lines or smudged painted shapes, they are displaced into fictional no-where places. A decontextualized image becomes more shareable, relatable and generates a larger plurality of associations and meanings for the viewer.
Utopias: Islands (2019)
Il peut exister un groupe d’îles.
Mais chaque île demeure seule.
La séparation porte-t-elle la mémoire d’un ensemble?
Ou l’oubli est-il plus important?
La forme de la mer.
Are you here?
There can exist a group of islands.
But each island is still its own.
Does separation remember wholeness?
Or is forgetting more important?
The shape of the sea.