“The Garden’s Voice” is an installation in 6 parts or variations on the title theme by French artist Karine Jollet. This is also her first Swedish exhibition and we hope the first of many to come. Karine Jollet is a soft-sculpture artist using white fabrics as her favorite medium.
“The Garden’s Voice” is presented for the first time in this format which was specifically conceived for Fiberspace Gallery. The title is taken from a long poem by Haris Metaxa, “Possessed” written in the context of the joint garden poetry and sculpture exhibition called “Bodies of Grace”. The two artists, poet and sculptor, produced and exhibited it for the first time in 2009 in a Parisian garden, nature being one of the muses.
This installation includes the poem itself, depicted in 15 suspended handkershiefs in pearl embroidery (“Possessed”), a suspended human figure capturing the garden’s voice (“Medium”), two suspended feet with roots (“Dance”), a mini-installation of two sculptures combined, one of a tunic with lungs embroidered on it and the other of two feet firmly on the ground (“Embodiment” and “Marcher - Walker”), a reclining woman connected to a flower (“Rêve de Fleur - Flower Power”) and a sculpture of a suspended human ear (“Hearing”).Read more