Noise of the Flesh. Score for gina pane
Patricia Allio & H. Alix Sanyas Ohan Breiding
Jeneen Frei Njootli
An exhibition on both Frac sites
«WHERE IS THE FIRE THAT RESONATES? THE NOISE OF THE FLESH? THE SOUND OF LAUGHTER? OF PAIN? OF DEATH? THE SILENCE OF BLOOD?»
gina pane, 1974
In 1968, while walking in the Orco valley near Turin (Italy), where she grew up, gina pane came across a small pile of north-facing stones. She decided to take the stones one by one and place them in a dry, open spot. This encounter with a mineral element, and the simple action that followed, may seem insignificant, but they marked a decisive turning point in the artist’s career. With this minimal gesture of reparation and reverence for the earth, gina pane laid the foundations to an unprecedented interdisciplinary practice. The result was an eco-critical body language and a radical aesthetic based on reciprocity and communion with the other.
Le bruit de la chair. Partition pour gina pane brings together bodies and their environment. Echoing to gina pane’s gesture of ecology and solidarity, the resident artists of the thirty-fourth edition of International Workshops make the body a site of junction and social and environmental transformation. From the body-landscape to the body-cosmos, from the wounded body to the invisibilized body, the experience of the living and its limits becomes a medium and an alternative research tool.
From the Ile de Nantes to Carquefou, the exhibition is a poetic and political journey through matter, where other ecological stories and gestures are woven and unravelled. Historic works by gina pane (from the Frac collection and elsewhere) enter into dialogue
with recent creations by contemporary artists, including including four new commissioned pieces, created by residents Jota Mombaça, Ohan Breiding, H. Alix Sanyas and Patricia Allio.