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Artist and poet, Sandra Lorenzi questions our relationship to environments as a substrate historical and political, as well as fertile territory, inhabited by a multiplicity of beings. Designed from material, energetic or symbolic entities apparently foreign to each other (figures, objects, architectures, plant species, minerals ...), her drawings, sculptures and installations lead us to compose alternative stories to the "great history".
She deploys a restorative work where issues of "taking care" are central. Through her exhibitions, she reinvents tools and concepts of this reconstruction. Intended for orality, her practice of "Les Odes PhilosOphiques" finds an echo to this memorial approach liberated from limiting form, open to senses and imagination. From her writings, characters arise, witnesses of a "subtle comedy", living together to renew poetic of existence.
Sandra Lorenzi creates worlds, deploys archetypal and original forms, between history and philosophy, knowledge and imagination, like antechambers of reality. To penetrate these "interzones" is to cross an initiatory experience where the loss of reference leads to shake up established values.
Sandra Lorenzi graduated from the National School of Art at Villa Arson (Nice) in 2009. Her work has since been shown in institutions and galleries in France and abroad (Italy, Greece, South Africa, Germany ...). She was in charge of higher education at the Institute Superior of Arts in Toulouse from 2012 to 2019. She teaches now at the Superior School of Arts in Annecy Alps. She is also an artist-researcher for the "Laboratoire Espace Cerveau" of the Institute of Contemporary Art in Villeurbanne.
To meet environmental challenges of our time, it is essential to convoke a dynamic of presents able to create other ways of being in the world. A prospective work is underway to renew old paradigms in life-giving forces. In my writing work, I deploy imaginaries. These are contemporary mythologies that oppose excesses of transhumanism, pitfalls of modernist progress. The depletion of non-renewable resources, energies, relationships between living beings are my subjects that found an earth policy. Here, poetic and political are inseparable. I probe beings and their pasts: I work with transgenerational memory of the earth. I also create "care objects" (sculptures, drawings, frescoes) to revitalize the invisible links with energetic's vibration of earth. We can feel these vitalizing forces, by reconnecting with the sensations of our body and our spirit, by letting go of its reflexive properties.
My artistic work allows this "movement of possible".
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- Goal 7: Affordable and Clean Energy
- Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities
- Goal 14: Life Below Water
- Goal 15: Life on Land
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