Anne-Lise Coste "There", 2010

 

In the winter of 2010, Anne-Lise Coste wanted to recover the experience of confinement she’d had as a teenager when she underwent clinical treatment that hospitalised her several times. Evoking the five years the illness lasted, she confined herself for five days. The result was a series of drawings with a strong poetic but also obsessive character, with recurring images such as the house, bed, bedroom, figure of the cross and the architecture of the building. With a line typical of the immediacy of graphite, her confinement diary displays emotion as well as irony and rebellion. What would be the images of our confinement?

Anne-Lise Coste "There", 2010
Anne-Lise Coste "There", 2010
Anne-Lise Coste "There", 2010
Anne-Lise Coste "There", 2010
I’d really like to think that the artist could be just another kind of material in the picture, working in collaboration with all the other materials.
Robert Rauschenberg