Every month, the “Window Display” at l’antenne is home to a new art project linked to le plateau’s exhibitions, collection and educational outreach ventures.
At the intersection of experimental scientific research and esoteric rituals, ancestral mythologies and speculative fictions, the art of Bianca Bondi could be described as the sorcery of the Chthulucene. This term, coined by feminist historian of science, anthropologist and philosopher Donna Haraway to describe our times, which, according to her, “entwine myriad temporalities and spatialities and myriad intra-active entities in assemblages – including the more-than-human, other-than-human, inhuman and human as humus”, opens up de facto fertile perspectives to talk about the ever-changing work of the artist in this era of environmental disaster. At the heart of Bianca Bondi’s work lies an awareness of the impact of globalisation on the environment as well as its consequences on all living and non-living, human and non-human realms, but without any moral framing. Whether in reference to the ability of a moth to drink the tears of birds while they sleep as a starting point, or the effect of the increase in solar activity on ocean levels or the presence of plastic microparticles on most of the earth’s surface; as curator Yoann Gourmel points out, Bianca Bondi creates hybrid works resulting from the merging of organic and synthetic materials, chosen not only for their physical properties, but also for the symbolic aura and energy that various cultures associate them with. Shaped by more or less controlled chemical reactions, the forms generated therefore include their own transformation processes and express a sense of impermanence and instability.
The “Window Display” is visible from Tuesday to Friday
from 10 a.m to 6 p.m