The exhibition À fleur de peau, aime is an ode to all that is impermanent and to the intrinsic interconnection between life and death. The project questions the relationship we have with gestures of care, or as they are more commonly referred to nowadays, ‘care practices’. Morvan focuses on death and funeral rituals and, in particular, the washing of the body. Since ancient times, the bodies of the deceased have been prepared before they set out on their ultimate journey. The time that elapses in this process is suspended, it is a type of ‘interval’. The reflections contained in this project have been motivated by the impact of decisions made to face the COVID-19 crisis concerning the restriction of time spent with our elders, accompanying people on their final days, and the impossibility of honouring the dead. À fleur de peau, aime is a collection of ceramic sculptures which will be in dialogue with and lead to a performance, that will also be delivered at Halles de la Fonderie.
PerformanceÀ fleur de peau, aime Aline Morvan with Julie Semoroz Tuesday 20 September, 7 pm – 10 pm*