How Water (part I)



Exhibition 10 October – 30 November 2011

Opening Monday 10 October 2011, from 6 pm to 9 pm

THE 38 WILSON PLATFORM, 38 avenue du Président Wilson, 75116 Paris 

Tel +33 (0)1 40 27 08 82 / Cell + 33 (0)6 08 54 57 44.


Silke Schmickl & Nathalie Parienté are pleased to announce their collaboration on HOW WATER, an exhibition project whose different developments will be presented in several steps.

The first part of the exhibition HOW WATER will take place from October 10 to November 30 2011 at Platform 38 Wilson in Paris. It will present two video works by Ismaïl Bahri and Muriel Toulemonde that explore the symbolism of water as a cognitive structure, language and memory.

Muriel Toulemonde (Born in Lille, France in 1970)La Théorie des vagues (The Theory of Waves), 2011

HDV 720p 16:9

Duration: 20’10

Location: Laboratoire de Mécanique des fluides, Nantes, France.

Theory is here understood as a meticulous and attentive observation of the world. Waves are examined behind closed doors in a laboratory of the mechanics of liquids, where everyone  understands them depending on his knowledge, his cultural background, his dreams  or personal stories. The movement of the waves appears like a long promenade.  Perhaps the one of one’s own thoughts?

Ismaïl Bahri, Résonances, 2008

Ismaïl Bahri (Born in Tunis, Tunisia in 1978)Resonances, 2008

DV, 16:9

Duration: 7’12

Location: Bathroom in his family home in Tunis, Tunisia.

Courtesy: The artist & Galerie des Filles du Calvaire, Paris.

Words, written in Arabic language float in a bathtub and disseminate progressively the time the bathtub empties out. But does the deletion really take place?


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