“The breath that feeds and perpetuates creativity is one of perepetual discovery and exploration. These are interconnected by the familiar like murmurings of successive conversations and impressions. Rather than focusing on answers, curiosity compels me and allows me to realise my role as a creator.”
Jason’s practice engages a process of experimentation with different materials, a process which allows auto suggestion to reveal relationships between materials and memory. This process of intuitive exploration and extraction is therefore also a creative journey, one that is guided by a quest for personal growth and learning.
| Plaster Anti-Casts |
"During quarantine I was experimenting with some plaster anti-casts that I made from my own body, with the intention of an opposite representation of it. The difference between anti-casts and simple casts is that they materialize the empty space and offer a reversed point of view. This material embosses both the texture and the fragility of the Body. Coating their outer surface with dried moss and flowers I intend to give a different perspective on the relationship between Nature and the Body. A relationship grounded in decay and deterioration."
During the lockdown, Marie Hervé examined new media, writings, and phantom imagery through spacial installations and self-published works to reveal [personal] ruins and damaged memories drawn from family archives, museum conservation, and cellphones images. This body of work calls into question the power play between image "users" and new spaces for communication and the diffusion of ideas.