mysterious skin


Le Pape's concerns about time and gesture sometimes lead her to explore a more incarnate practice, with a personal, physical commitment that maintains the necessary balance between abstraction and tactility, dreamy visions and action, mind and body.

These practices are inspired by psycho- analyst's  writings, such as Didier Anzieu's "Le Moi-Peau" on the topic of fabric and garment as a second skin.


They explore  how embroidery or lace, that were refined, significant, and economically praised knowledge became domestic and gender-assigned confining practices.


© claire le pape 2019