With this project, I study how the different aspects of the creation experience are related. I am looking to develop a quality of attention. Thus, I observe the nature of the relationships between the body, the mind and the environment, from the point of view of the woman that I am. Attention is one of the central links of a chain of actions: a sequence that relieves choice, intention, attention, gesture and care, to name only these. This chain is the bridge between my inner life and my commitment to the world; the articulation between personal and collective dimensions. There is the question of the act looking itself, the one of looking at oneself looking and making, in order to perceive what happens beyond the surface, so that the attention engages itself and becomes responsible of the interactions that make up the experience. I linger on the role of manual work and attention in the process of awareness and the development of a caring attitude. Concretely, the project will be presented as an installation where photographs and clay sculptures in dialogue unfold in the gallery space. Images and sculptures reflect the object of observation that is the creative practice and its capacity to activate new relationships.
© C. Lemieux, 2019