Anne Pesce

Born in 1963

Lives and works in Vence

I say that my experience of hours, minutes and seconds is of being in space – and that's what this exhibition deals with.
Einstein says there is an inseparable relation between time and signal speed. This gives me the certitude that surfaces are proportional to the time it takes to explore them.
Nowadays I'm starting to think that the movement of my body when I'm painting, when I'm drawing, when I'm filming, when I'm looking and when I'm walking quickly – these movements of my body inform the space, giving it a dimension and volume proportional to the energy used to move. So, to give expression to the world I spend my time moving through it. I scrupulously spread and stretch volumes in drawings, matching them to the scale of each space-time trajectory.
The space inside the Galerie de la Marine will display sketchbooks and drawings - with all 366 pages of the 2016 diary open. As visitors move from one to the next, shaping and creating their own routes in this territory we all share, they'll see that they distort the space to make it fit the scale of their steps. I'd like to get each person to privately experience their own relationship of time and space while universally certain that the speed of light is 186,000 miles/sec.

Anne Pesce, Vence, 2017

Biographical notes translated with the support of the Centre national des arts plastiques - Cnap.