Push Me Out, 2020
Video, colours, sound
“Push Me Out” is, at first glance, an exploration of the anatomy of a bird feather found by the artist at the Lattara archaeological site in Lattes (Occitania) where she was in residence. This found feather is often spiritually signified as a sign of the presence of an angel. The feather of an angel comes into contact with sunlight.
This simple and poetic gesture reminds us how important it is to pause with nature, to contemplate, admire and celebrate it, a moment when we were invited to experience each in our own way during the confinement for those who had understood the message of “Push me out” from those colonial habits, those limiting beliefs. It is a suggestion that takes us to a third space, surely spiritual or divine in any case, a third, loving and luminous power that emerges from the meeting of light and the surface of the feather, an iridescent glow, magical like an ounce of hope.
Gaëlle Choisne (1985, FR) lives and works in Paris et Londres. She is involved with various private and public institutions, in alternative projects, collective projects and cultural extra-projects in Haiti.
She has presented her sculptural installations on different occasions: a solo exhibition in Montreal with the gallery «La Centrale Powerhouse», with the Untilthen gallery in Paris (FR), Zacheta in Warsaw, The Mistake Room in Los Angeles. She has participated in several residencies in France and internationally, OPTICA and Art3 Valence in Montreal (CA), the Cité Internationale des Arts de Paris (FR), the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam and the residency of Atelier Van Lieshout. She also participated in 2015 at the Havana International Biennial and the Lyon International Biennial, in 2017 at the Sharjah Biennial in Beirut Tamawuj Act II, and the Curitiba Biennial in Brazil. She has had the chance to exhibit her work in remar- kable institutions such as the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon, MAMO, Cité Radieuse by Le Corbusier and the Fabre Museum in Montpellier, CAFA Museum in Beijing et au Pera Museum in Istanbul.
“Intérieurs 2020” is a public commission of 10 short videos from 10 artists made by MAM Paris as part of its initiative to support young artistic scene.
In the current context of health crisis, the Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris, The Friends of Museum Society and its Committee on Contemporary Art has set up an initiative with the aim to support 10 young artists.
The artists selected by the curatorial team of the Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris are Marie Angeletti, Laëtitia Badaut Haussmann, Gaëlle Choisne, Morgan Courtois, Arash Hanaei, Jean-Charles de Quillacq, Clément Rodzielski, Sara Sadik, Naoki Sutter-Shudo and Stefan Tcherepnin.
Each artist has been invited to create a short video without any specific theme imposed. Friends of the Museum Society donates the films united under the title «Intérieurs 2020».