Céline B. La Terreur - The Terror’s Salon

 

Audio installation – Art experiment, hypnosis, drawings, performances

 

After having experimented with hypnosis for several years, Freud chose to abandon this technique, which he considered to be a magical act that constituted a rape of personality.[1]

 

Welcome to the Terror’s Salon, where you can lay down in comfort on a canopy bed worthy of a Dracula movie to admire portraits of magnificent women and experience a hypnosis session guided by Céline B. La Terreur.

 

This audio installation which is based on the content of Le livre noir de la condition des femmes (The Black Book of Women’s Condition),  comprises a hypnosis exercise that gives a troubling overview of women’s condition, describing the fate of millions, maybe billions of women who currently live with fear and violence.

 

As it says in the book, “this journey around the world could act as an incentive to all to break the silence. As a commitment, in some way […] Because the silence that surrounds these human dramas exacerbates the impression of a political and public indifference that is already too widely felt.”

With this work, the silence is broken.

 

[1] RAGER, Dr. G.R. (1973). Hypnose, sophrologie et médecine.  Recherches avancées.  Paris : Fayard.

2015, The Terror's Salon,  Joyce Yahouda Gallery

2013, The Divine Tragedy : The Tower, Joyce Yahouda Gallery

2012, Guitar (S)Hero, PAPIER12 Art Fair, Joyce Yahouda Gallery

2011, Coquillage rock II, Jean-François Meyer Gallery, Marseille

2011, Coquillage rock I, ART MANDAT, Barjols, France

2009, The Antechamber of Death, articule, Montreal

2002, Mouvances,  Joyce Yahouda Gallery

2001, La vie en roses : petites suites pour clichés mordants, B-312 Gallery

INSTALLATION

Céline B. La Terreur - A Piece of Cake
Installation (Painting)
 

In A Piece of Cake, I took the wedding cake as a starting point to address the problem of domestic violence.

At first glance, the cakes that I present may seem delicious and sophisticated, however, if you observe them well, they contain a world of pain and violence.

I also use dark humor - that may be disturbing sometimes - but I see it as an effective tool to open the way to difficult topics. It is wrong to believe that domestic violence is not a really widespread and disturbing problem (1).

This work is also an exploration of the medium of painting. Indeed, the main medium is acrylic on wood, sometimes on plastic or metal. The final product becomes a sculpture, made in painting.

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  1. «Of all environments (work, public places, family, couple), living in a couple seems to be the most dangerous context for women (...). Widespread and trivialized domestic violence forces women live in terror.»
    - Maryse Jaspard : Les violences conjugales en Europe /Le livre noir de la condition des femmes

 

2019, A Piece of Cake,
Maison de la Culture de Pointe-aux-Trembles

Photos : Richard-Max Tremblay

Photos : Mike Patten

 

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