︎Before it was water
(all images are courtesy of the artist)
/Before it was water (2019)
When she was young, Monot was told that the carpet she like to lie on was actually a breeding ground for microscopic creatures of all kinds. Like many kids this arguably was her first encounter with the idea of invisible life. This memory led her to look into single-celled organisms, and she became interested in how the evolution of unicellular life marked a crucial turn in the evolution of life on Earth.
Before it was water is a hand-tufted kimono with motifs inspired on various types of single-cell organisms.
Wool, cotton, synthetic latex
Folded on a metal bar hanging from the ceiling, the work was activated during the opening reception of
the exhibition BODY SPLITS at SALTS by a performer.
This short incarnation, like in many other of Monot’s works, bridges her work with sculpture to a more performative and time-based practice. Kimonos are interesting garments for the artist insofar as they provide vast surfaces whose shape remains unchanged, regardless of the body shape, the age and the gender of the person who is wearing it.
//Green Room (2018)
(17-26.01.2018, Arsenic Performing Arts Center, Lausanne, Switzerland; curated by Elise Lammer for Alpina Huus)
The versatile aspect of a green room, which sits between the private and public realms, and the transitional quality of the colour is precisely what artist Julie Monot explored in her exhibition GREEN ROOM
Transition sits in every element of the project, for which she produced over 15 anthropomorphic sculptures, as well as a series of scenographic devices.
GET DRESSED ︎
GOLDEN BOY ︎
L’AVENIR DES STATUES ︎
LE GRAND OBJET ︎
MUSE ENDORMIE ︎
SCULPTURE IS NOT DEAD ︎
SO STONE ︎