Archiraar Gallery

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The drawings of Mélanie Berger and Claude Cattelain come from a similar performative process. The drawings Dessins répétitifsare the result of an artistic research carried out according to a strict and measured protocol. Claude Cattelain walked several times on the spot on the dust of charcoal, where every step was methodically inventoried. Mélanie Berger tirelessly superposes color lines. An alchemy arises on the rythm of gestures and movements. For both of them, the apparent formal simplicity makes it possible to reconstruct the presence of a body. Capturing the execution is the desire to hold on to a hint of a beautiful but futile attempt, or rather: beautiful because in vain.