PrizeShortlist in Textile
ArtistAMARGER Brigitte

This work takes part of researches about lace various identities, combining tradition and new technologies, questioning on time, memory, fragility, worn out, absence, sustainability and passages of light. It is an installation of 9 to 40 long lace ribbons hung and rolled on the ground in a bluish dominant. The diaphanous and ghostly transparency of X Rays offers a superposition of the lace designs which project their shadows and create ambiguity between reality and virtual. Play of appearance and disappearance, reflection of light and transparency; visual and tactile readings of cuttings and burnt engraved designs revealed or partially erased; metamorphosis of structures by perforations and needle holes, work of the grain, of the fabric weft in its fragility until its breaking point by laser burning, engraving and cutting; appropriation of the medical imagery by textile and its filigree engraved memory in a radiographic film.

My practice includes textile and numerical techniques, laser cutting and engraving. I am working with luminescent and reflective materials and medical imagery. The last one is allowing me to expand my research on light, memory , science and society, as well as to recycle discarded materials . I already have been making a lot of X-rays installations with figures and, in this work, my interest has turned to the passages and the borders of today and that of tomorrow, through the human body, its natural and future anatomy, the artificial intelligence, the increased human being: H +... No limit?