Cosmos/Atomos

Titled Cosmos/Atomos, this first solo exhibition offers a reflexion around the notion of Cosmos through the collective imagination. Exploring answers given throughout the centuries –notably by Science– to this timeless question. The demonstration will consider the notion of Atom as central. At the origin of the known Cosmos, composed by emptiness and matter, anything that exists can be broken down to it.

The exhibition is presented as a series of documentary experiences on several media, aiming to guide the public through a conjoint research with the artist. Each element can be apprehended as a singular particle, component of a common organic tissue. Giant atoms and nebulae that can be held in tiny boxes : the cosmos is finally accessible despite its scale. 

Between sound and matter, Atomos/Cosmos is a ballad calling for the spectator. Inspired by the cosmic textures of Brian Eno as well as the album Space is Only Noise by Nicolas Jaar. This exhibition could translate by Space is only matter, as it represents the physical transformation of experimental and ambient music. Linked with her exploration of different media, the artist offers a total immersion, analyzing different possible angles to think about the Cosmos. 

Organizing her work as an archaeology of ideas, the artist also tries to offer her vision around the notion of Universe, building a microcosmic order in the chaos. She invites the spectator in a cosmic trip, where there are no benchmarks. This "extraterrestrial" trip brings us to the unknown through unfamiliar shapes, lines, noises and smells, like a giant synesthesia in different chapters.

Press release extract, written by Anne-Claire Simon

Solo show views, Galerie Anne-Claire Simon, 2019 taken by Badmlk