Maya Rochat – A Plastic Tool
The work »A plastic tool« intends to create an exciting, demanding, unconventional amalgams of images, subverting photographs in their content as well as in their visual form. The linear narrative breaks under the pressure of spray paint, aggressive gestures and organic patterns (life man!).
I test human perceptions, I overload the images, layer after layer, hiding immediate readings, creating by destruction, trying to offer a space for the unknown. By challenging our cerebral understanding, I create an irritation that opens the possibility for the body to feel and discover something that words can’t tell.
The corpus of images is shown in various forms ; print installation, video projections and a photo book.
The installations, though large prints on plastic banners, photographic prints, wallpaper etc., create an imposing physical experience, where the overlapping of visuals, replay the density of the images. Lily Robert
The video is conceived as a slow projection. It invites the viewer to a poetic and contemplative story. The analog and digital collage of contradictory universes merge, creating a mutant and saturated collage. This visual environment is accompanied by the soft music of french musician Bermudaa (AB records).
The book is printed making use of various print technologies – Offset, silkscreen and handmade spray paint – that overlaps on the page, producing a unique materiality. Conceived in layers, the works evolve in the expanded fields of photography, collage and painting, blurring the borders between anagogic, manual and digital. It invites the spectator into an organic universe, exploring emotional and conceptual readings. META/BOOKS