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NE VOULAIS PRENDRE NI FORME, NI CHAIR, NI MATIÈRE (2019)

NE VOULAIS PRENDRE NI FORME,
NI CHAIR, NI MATIÈRE


FRANCE
ICA VILLEURBANNE RHÔNE-ALPES
FEB 20 2019 - APR 29 2019

The exhibition presented by the Catalan born Daniel Steegmann Mangrané, begun as a continuation of his artwork Phasmides. Falling somewhere between a modernist and anthropologist framework, the film was based on the Phasmid taken from the Greek, meaning “ghost”), more commonly known as the stick insect. It was Mangrané’s encounter with this Phasmid, that allowed him to engage in long term research around the idea of moving beyond Western dualisms, camouflaging and blending in with his surroundings, just like the species. 
Phasmides, a hybrid form, between diorama and living painting, shows the phasmid appearing and disappearing like some form of living paradox. The insect reveals all of the ambivalence of its being, an unsuspected affinity between animal, plant and geometrical form, in order to propose an image which is “so very strong and so very fragile”.

"Phasmides, a hybrid form, between diorama and living painting, shows the phasmid appearing and disappearing like some form of living paradox"


The exhibition presented by the Catalan born Daniel Steegmann Mangrané, begun as a continuation of his artwork Phasmides. Falling somewhere between a modernist and anthropologist framework, the film was based on the Phasmid taken from the Greek, meaning “ghost”), more commonly known as the stick insect. It was Mangrané’s encounter with this Phasmid, that allowed him to engage in long term research around the idea of moving beyond Western dualisms, camouflaging and blending in with his surroundings, just like the species. 
Phasmides, a hybrid form, between diorama and living painting, shows the phasmid appearing and disappearing like some form of living paradox. The insect reveals all of the ambivalence of its being, an unsuspected affinity between animal, plant and geometrical form, in order to propose an image which is “so very strong and so very fragile”.