Dissolution dans la Seine (après Lea Lublin)


Fabric with text and action

Realized on the 22nd October, 2022, from 8:30 to 10:45h at Pont Saint Louis, Paris.

On the 8th March, 1978, Lea Lublin submerged from the Pont Marie, Paris, a list of interrogations about the woman in the waters of the Seine. The action had a reivindicative and symbolical meaning, representing the dissolution in the water of all the stereotypes given to women.

Within the context of a broader project about the rivers as living entities (see “Let it flow“, 2021; and “Translating from the shore“, 2022) worked in the residency Cité International des Arts, Paris, I collected the stereotypes attributed to the Seine to make a rrewriting of Lublin’s interrogations and to do a reenactment of her action.

On the 22nd October, 2022, between 8:30 and 10:45h, a group of people submerged the interrogations about the Seine in its waters.

My infinite thanks to: 9915 Asociación de Coleccionistas Privados de Arte Contemporáneo, Bombon Projects, Sarah Blood, Jósefina Alanko, Nadia Safieddine, Dana Tomečková, Ziro Lu, Angèle Keserwany, Marleine Chedraoui, Armando Duçellari, Amina, Gill Alderman i Ernst.