Yvon Lambert

Alice Anderson

03 Feb - 03 Mar 2007

"RECOLLECTION" - The woman who saw herself disappear

From February 3 to March 3, 2007

Yvon Lambert is pleased to present the first solo exhibition by Alice Anderson, from February 3 to March 3, 2007. The gallery has represented the artist since 2002; she presented her work at the Studio in 2002 and in 2004, and she participated in the group exhibition “Les Enfants du Paradis” at the gallery in 2003.
Alice Anderson has been developing a mature body of work since 1999. Delving into the various levels of a possible autobiography merging the imaginary and the fictive. She has a particular way of telling stories, creating intense dream-like atmospheres with smooth and perfect images serving as a screen for the blackness and violence of the familial situations she speaks of. Her characters act like automatons: lost in a labyrinthic and Kafkaesque administration at closing time (N.I.H.R., 2002), hypnotized poisoning milk (The Idiot of Evenville, 2004), a mother encouraging her daughter to jump out of a window (Prompt Book, 2005).
For this coming exhibition Alice Anderson presents a new film and an installation. The architecture of the film "RECOLLECTION” –The woman who saw herself disappear, 2006 was conceived as a labyrinth inviting the spectator to wander in the imagination of a woman ghost who cannot stop reliving the day of her own disappearance and yet who cannot understand how it occurred. The only thing she remembers from her childhood is her mother banishing her for having committed a crime that condemns her to eternally assassinate her future self. The installation “INVIGILATOR” , 2007 features a woman made of silicon who watches over the visitors.
A catalogue of her works from 2003-2006 (photographs, videos, installations) will be published for this exhibition including texts from Anouchka Grose and Elisabeth Lebovici.
Graduated from L’Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris and Goldsmiths College in 2004, Alice Anderson has received the Gilles Dusein Award in 2001. Since then she has been invited in numerous of exhibitions including: Traversées, Musées d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris en 2001 / Oberhausen Film Festival, Allemagne en 2002 / Jean Cocteau, sur le fil du siècle, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris in 2003. The same year she has been invited for a personal exhibition at the FRAC PACA and at Centre Georges Pompidou for the Jeudis du Cinéma. Lately she has participated to La Force de L’Art at the Grand Palais, l’Espace Paul Ricard, Kunstfilm Biennale in Cologne and at the Rencontres Internationals Film and Video in Berlin 2006.

Tags: Alice Anderson, Jean Cocteau