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Anne Laure Maison and Michel Cam / national

Human Soul is the result of two artists’ collaboration: Anne Laure Maison and Michel Cam. On board of their boat-workshop Ilo2, they reach out to the inhabitants of South East Asian coasts in order to draw their portrait. The monumental collages resulting from the collection of data during the immersive phase of the project gives life to these “invisible”, these people living on the coast, vulnerable to the weather. The artists involve them in the in-situ setup of their canvas. There, art becomes a universal language creating a bridge between different realities. The video recording is also an important part of this singular relational work.

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Human Soul is the result of two artists’ collaboration: Anne Laure Maison and Michel Cam. On board of their boat-workshop Ilo2, they reach out to the inhabitants of South East Asian coasts in order to draw their portrait.

Biography

Anne Laure Maison
Fascinated by the way people live in this world and deeply inhabited by her own family name (Anne Laure’s surname is Maison which means house in French), her work speaks of architecture, the relationship between people and what they build and how they appropriate it. Her last series of collages “Femme-Maison” (Woman-House) questions the image of the contemporary woman, strong, free and independent, able to carry her own architecture, her home. Proud of who they are and claiming their emancipation, these allegories are displayed on the walls of the cities that Anne-Laure crosses.

Michel Cam
His diploma in hand, he leaves Brest at the age of 27, aboard his monohull. His journey led him to live on the African coasts, cross the Atlantic, go up the Amazon, exhibit his work in Cartagena, live with the Kunas Indians, sail on the great Pacific via the Galapagos, see the coasts of New Zealand and the Salomons, explore Papua or Borneo… This initiatory journey of more than 15 years will give rise to his singular view of the world. Photos, collage books, drawings and videos retrace this quasi-ethnological experience of family life, out of time-consuming societies, where his whole family has grown together.

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