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Insula

The word isolation comes from the Latin ‘insula’, which means island. When you think about it again, there are those moments that always resurface a bit. Moments when one is alone and faced with oneself. Isolated on an island where everything seems possible. In a space where the usual rules of temporality no longer apply. One can dream, get carried away, imagine another life while talking to oneself in the third person, travel very far… without having moved at all. If we let ourselves go, then a limitless field of possibilities opens up to us. We can then choose to surrender to it very gently. To let oneself be carried by the elements. And then sometimes, often too suddenly, everything collapses without warning. Uncertainty is everywhere. Leaving no opportunity to hold on to something tangible. The trick is to let go. That’s how you sink. Under the weight, in the dark, with a taste of saltwater giving way to inertia. Might as well give up. Somewhere isolated on an island where everything seems possible. Credits: Direction, video, and photography: Pauline Colleu. Performance: Allison Andrea Faye. Fashion design: Florentina Leitner

21 cm x 14,8 cm.
Printed on Fine Art Pearl paper.

by Pauline Colleu

Brussels
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Pauline lets herself be guided by experimentations or insights. However, some themes seem to repeat themselves. Like – an unspoken inner place – the curves of a reassuring path to explore. Taking freedom through daily movement – and more.

Pauline Colleu

This artwork is showcased at Subbacultcha’s Community Exhibition.
In collaboration with Zwart Op Wit, De Studio & Antwerp Art Weekend

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