Born in 1980
Lives and works in Nice and in Catalogna
Caroline Bouissou’s work belongs to a class of its own, as she prefers a multiplicity of experiences to remaining faithful to a single medium. By attempting to discuss questions as complex as “Can one see an illusion through imagination?” or “How can the viewer’s mental space become a creative space?” she engages in a production that combines poetic forms, the viewer’s involvement, and a work on perception. Landscapes are recurrent throughout her art, betraying a (futile) desire to grasp their full complexity. Whether using sculptural objects, performance, cut-outs of photographs, sound, or installations, the artist offers us a perspective that shifts the common apprehension we might feel toward our surroundings. Her interest in archaeology and minerals leads her to appropriate stones as possible relics of a collective memory. The different paths that Caroline Bouissou traces in each of her works must undeniably be followed with senses alert.