Le Bal d’Artemis Act II explores the discourse of hysteria and brings together video, poetry, sculpture and installation by French artist Liam Sy Paquemar.
Sublimating the emotional and psychological state of hysteria as a scope for creativity and not as a mere pathology, Liam Sy Paquemar endeavours to redefine the hysterical. In doing so, he refers to goddess Artemis and to the etymological roots of the word “hysteria”, which is derived from the Greek ὐστέρα meaning matrix or uterus.
Le Bal d’Artemis Act II, in which the spectator vacillates between a Hellenic or post-apocalyptic understanding, is a hunt for fresh beliefs and experiences alien to the archetypal. Oscillating between primitive symbolism, classicism and sci-fi, the exhibition reconsiders the aesthetic and visual codes of the female condition.
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LIAM SY PAQUEMAR
Liam Sy Paquemar is a French artist whose work has been included in several public exhibitions such as Nuit Blanche de Paris in 2015 and InterraCtions in 2016 at Les Abattoirs de Toulouse (FRAC Midi Pyrénées). He is also active in experimental scenes such as artistic squats in Paris and Brussels. Influenced by his classical dance education at Le Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris, staging is a recurrent element in his practice in which art is regarded as a simulacrum of false realities. He is completing his BA at Slade School of Fine Art in London.