EXHIBITIONS & PROJECTS

Art-o-rama, Marseille

August 27 – September 12, 2021

Julia Borderie & Éloïse Le Gallo

Koud, 2019

Starting from their meetings with a researcher in hydraulic heritage and several inhabitants of the Agafay Desert region, in Morocco, who in a film draw schematic plans while giving them an account of the social organization of the house and the water needs associated with it, the artists imagined a series of ceramic sculptures inspired by the junction points of these traditional networks of pipes.

Produced in collaboration with a pottery workshop in the village of Drawa, in an adobe kiln built for the occasion, these works are views of the mind, ghosts of these patterns, which suggest spaces while evoking lines of water flow.

A 25-minute film documents the artists’ research and the ceramics making process; they are accompanied by embossed papers that echo the ghostly presence of water in the mineral desert.

Julia Borderie (FR, 1989) and Éloïse Le Gallo (FR, 1989) have been working together since the end of their studies. Former students of L’École nationale supérieure d’arts de Paris-Cergy, the Beaux-Arts de Paris (Éloïse Le Gallo) and the Université du Québec in Montreal (Julia Borderie), they develop immersion projects in various territories.

The encounter is at the centre of their artistic approach. Forms thus arise from interaction with people, know-how, everyday objects and local imaginations.

Julia Borderie & Eloïse Le Gallo, Koud, 2019

Ceramics made in collaboration with Douar Drawa pottery workshop, variable size, production La Pause Residency, Morocco.    |    Courtesy of the artists and Nendo Galerie

Julia Borderie & Eloïse Le Gallo, Koud, 2019

Video HD, 25:50, produced at La Pause Residency, Morocco.    |    Courtesy of the artists and Nendo Galerie

Julia Borderie & Eloïse Le Gallo, Koud, 2019

Embossed paper, 64 x 53 cm each, edition of 3.    |    Courtesy of the artists and Nendo Galerie

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