From Hubris to Sophisticated Passions

From Hubris to Sophisticated Passions

Introducing, French artist Liam Sy Paquemar a participant in the Mana Performance Residencies program who has developed a sculptural installation and performative work in collaboration with his father, a dancer and choreographer.

Paquemar’s project explores classical heritage and the masculine hold on our aesthetic and psychological perceptions. Eschewing the primacy of style, the artist instead defines a transition from natural to cultural states, rendering a complex history within which viewers may create their own own mythologies.

Paquemar’s work has been shown throughout France at venues including La Nuit Blanche, Paris, and the Abattoirs de Toulouse. He studied at the Beaux-Arts, Paris, as part of the Erasmus + program, and graduated from the Slade School of Fine Art, London.

PANTOMIME IN 13 FIGURES

1 . Ontological acrobat, I practice an art of diversion;

2 .Trans-humanist, my work is pre-archaeological;

3 . I am the builder of ruins;

4 . I am architect of my destruction;

5 . The spectator is an archaeologist;

6 . My visitor will be my muse and my mason;

7 . My practice presupposes the creation of unique moments: some elaborations;

8 . Instead of seduction; I use beauty as an instrument of revelation;

9 . I create spaces that leaves room for us;

10 . The content and the form are self-regulating;

11 . The content is form. The form is the content;

12 . I think the art pieces look at us;

13 . Waiting to be dust.

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