Jun 2, 2013

To Give Oneself Work
Juliette Roche

Pascal Gautrand
To Give Oneself Work<br/>Juliette Roche



June 3-8, 2013

Launching party
Thursday, June 13, 2013
06:00 pm - 09:00 pm

in the presence of the artist

Made in Town

To Give Oneself Work is the reedition of a performance realized by Juliette Roche last year at the Glasgow School of Art. Over many days, from morning until evening, the Parisian artist, born in 1987, occupies a space accessible to the public, organized like an atelier. She works there with wood and various materials towards a final exhibition which will conclude the performance.

This performance privileges the act of working more than the final product. For a week, Made in Town become a theater of questions that emanate from the practice of a manual trade and the uncertainty of forms and materials in the course of their transformation. It is an opportunity to question at once the relation to time – from conception to production; the complementarity of method and intuition; the visibility of work in an atelier. Through this artistic practice, Juliette Roche echoes the reflection and gestures of artisans, manufacturers and designers at work.

"The act of rendering the atelier visible causes me to be more attentive to what I do there. In this way, I do not premeditate the actions that I am going to take. I focus on the context in which I give myself work. Each day I arrive to work with the objective of producing a final exhibition. This is the only thing to accomplish, and the means of doing so are not defined and so I find myself confronted with questions which in the final analysis are inherent to my status and my practice. I ask myself why I have decided to put myself here and what I would like to be able to do. [...] When the exhibition is created, it will only be visible for a few hours." Juliette Roche, on her performance at the Glasgow School of Art.

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