lundi 2 avril 2012

Lex-Icon Blog Project Post 14: Christine Herzer

"Everybody has a lot to say = has a language + wants to be loved. Our walls overwhelm, frustrate, contain language-situations: helplessness and desire, for example. The image is taken from a wall, 3 x 4 m, I have been developing since January, un mur des choix / SPRACHMAUER / Exi[s]t, A language, in my studio at La Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris. The wall is composed of drawings, paintings, shapes, marks and text; Each work is valued the same, contributes to its surrounding space, invites attention, owns its place. By putting in adult-relationship a multitude of multi-genre works, questions of mood, composition, intimacy and choice become vital players of the viewing experience. The wall exists as a totality of expressions. Is the wall a mess? Is the wall free? 
The reading of the wall, much like a book, challenges the viewer's needs, habits and beliefs. How is abundance or scarcity relevant in the process of choice? Who is really asking us to choose? What are the consequences? Does the wall have feelings too? Is it possible to betray the wall? -- Christine Herzer

Christine Herzer is a poet and visual artist currently in residence at La Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris. She is the author of the chapbooks 'I cheated on Chanel N°5' [Dancing Girl PRESS, 2012] and 'i wanted to be a pirate' [h_ngm_n Books, 2009]. Her work appears in numerous international literary magazines, art reviews and online publications such as Fence, American Letters & Commentary, Drunken Boat, RealPoetik, 3:AM Magazine, Rampike [Canada], Spiral Orb, Inertia, WoodCoin, Blackbox Manifold, Platform Magazine [India], The New York Quarterly and elsewhere. Christine holds an MFA from the Bennington Writing Seminars. She lives in India.

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