15.12.19

Artwork

Department of Fine Art

Blanche & Romie Shapiro

Fine Art 2019, Graduate Exhibitions
Noa Sitton, .
, 2019, Fourth Year, Fine Arts

From my viewpoint, nothing truly seems to happen in my immediate surroundings. So I silently trace Anti-Scenes , empty happenings, from which I eventually extract one, until finally, that same Anti-Scene of nothingness turns into something: interesting, strange, sometimes even funny.

Drawing, for me, acts as a vehicle of thought, moving on to the hands, and finally onto paper - a true expression, with no room for fakery.

“I sometimes manage to think of nothing, not even, like Raymond Queneau’s Ami Pierrot, of the death of Louis XVI. All of a sudden I realize I am here, that the Metro train has just stopped and that. Having left Dugommier some ninety seconds before, I am now well and truly at Daumesnil. But, in the event, I haven’t succeeded in thinking of nothing. How does one think of nothing? How to think of nothing without automatically putting something round that nothing, so turning it into a hole, into which one will hasten to put something, an activity, a function, a destiny, a gaze, a need, a lack, a surplus …?”
(Georges Perec, Species of Spaces and Other Pieces)

Noa Sitton
Fourth Year
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2019