SISSI club, Marseille

Camille Bernard, Corentin Darré

The proposal brings together the practices of Camille Bernard and Corentin Darré around aquatic, melancholic, and disturbing legends.

 

In Camille Bernard’s new painting series, called Seuil, water appears in quantifiable, limited quantities, which evokes a lack to come. Out of the passive role to which it is often relegated, water seems to call the characters to react, becoming a trigger of changes, mutations and possibilities : a mirror, a reflection, a vector of introspection and questioning. By figuring the banks and edges, the artist depicts ‘ecotone’, an ecological transition zone between two ecosystems. From these liminal territories arise scenes of interaction and transformation between humans and nature in a palpable instability.

 

The three tales of Corentin Darré – Never kill a boy on a first date, Un peu de plomb dans vos coeurs and Òme d’aiga – immerse us in a physical experience like an escape game. Through the metaphor of the heart filled with lead and the reeds impregnated with tar, the artist is concerned with the stigmatization and marginalization of invisibilized communities. Mixing medieval mythologies and digital scripts, Corentin Darré links the hostility of nature and the rejection of queer bodies via the notion of contamination. Seemingly peaceful and candid, the works express ambiguity and discomfort in the observation of an uncertain future.

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Camille Bernard

Seuil (Plongée) (2023)
Oil on canvas
35 x 55 cm
Courtesy the artist and SISSI Club

Camille Bernard

Seuil (Onde) (2023)
Oil on canvas
140 x 120 cm
Courtesy the artist and SISSI club

Camille Bernard

Seuil (Répit) (2023)
Oil on canvas
35 x 35 cm
Courtesy the artist and SISSI Club

Corentin Darré

Un peu de plomb dans vos coeurs (2022)
3D video modeling and 3D animation
5 min
Courtesy the artist and SISSI club
Image © La Relève 5 Festival Parallèle David Giancatarina