Aerial and poetic, deliberately refined, black on white, in square formats, these handkerchiefs, each corresponding to an extract of dreams,
can be read as a set of desires, taking viewers into a narrative that is both personal and universal.
Hand-embroidered, Lysiane Bourdon kept the different threads on the back, as a witness to gesture and labor.
These threads also represent the disjointed and escaping aspect of dreams, visible in transparency.
Set of 36 Handkerchiefs of Desires with dreams on textile.
Indoor or outdoor installation,
length of 12.36 meters
Portrait of the artist during the installation of the exhibition "Jardins, Habitants, Artistes", in la vallée des Hannetons, Boussu, Belgique.
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