Emmanuelle Lainé

Don’t cheat me out of the fullness of my capacity !
13/09/2014 > 13/12/2014
PRESS RELEASE FRNLENG

For the first exhibition this season, we invited French artist Emmanuelle Lainé at c-o-m-p-o-s-i-t-e. After a year of conversational to and fro between Lainé and the c-o-m-p-o-s-i-t-e team – exchanging ideas, experiences, references, literature, etc. to ‘think with’ both her artistic work and our practice in elaborating exhibitions – the past few weeks she has been making a sculpture in the gallery space, leaving all the traces of her work and thought process on site. Instead of “a whale washed ashore”, the sculpture is surrounded by what brought it into being, because, as she puts it, “all of that makes the sculpture”. In that sense, Lainé’s sculptural practice can be said to be seamless not only in that it is situated in the very act of obliterating partitions between studio and exhibition practice, but it is also questioning those canonical partitions erected between what’s inside and outside of the mind. In contrast to a brain scan, the installation can be read as a materially and photographically rendered ‘exploded view’ of the cranial activity during sculptural practice: “it is an allegory of thought, an allegory of the brain”, she contends. Or how the mind can extend into the world.

Installation view: "Don’t cheat me out of the fullness of my capacity !" 2014 © Emmanuelle Lainé Installation view: “Don’t cheat me out of the fullness of my capacity !” 2014
© Emmanuelle Lainé

Installation view: "Don’t cheat me out of the fullness of my capacity !" 2014 © Emmanuelle LainéInstallation view: “Don’t cheat me out of the fullness of my capacity !” 2014
© Emmanuelle Lainé

Installation view: "Don’t cheat me out of the fullness of my capacity !" 2014 © Emmanuelle LainéInstallation view: “Don’t cheat me out of the fullness of my capacity !” 2014
© Emmanuelle Lainé

Installation view: "Don’t cheat me out of the fullness of my capacity !" 2014 © Emmanuelle LainéInstallation view: “Don’t cheat me out of the fullness of my capacity !” 2014
© Emmanuelle Lainé

Installation view: "Don’t cheat me out of the fullness of my capacity !" 2014 © Emmanuelle LainéInstallation view: “Don’t cheat me out of the fullness of my capacity !” 2014
© Emmanuelle Lainé

Installation view: "Don’t cheat me out of the fullness of my capacity !" 2014 © Emmanuelle LainéInstallation view: “Don’t cheat me out of the fullness of my capacity !” 2014
© Emmanuelle Lainé

Installation view: "Don’t cheat me out of the fullness of my capacity !" 2014 © Emmanuelle LainéInstallation view: “Don’t cheat me out of the fullness of my capacity !” 2014
© Emmanuelle Lainé

Installation view: "Don’t cheat me out of the fullness of my capacity !" 2014 © Emmanuelle Lainé

Installation view: “Don’t cheat me out of the fullness of my capacity !” 2014
© Emmanuelle Lainé