Julie Favreau’s practice is located at the crossroads of visual art and choreography: research into gesture and movement feeds into the production of sculpture and vice versa. Her projects comprise various overlapping forms, such as video, sculpture, performance, and photography. Favreau’s recent body of work explore the sense of touch and its relation to eroticism and desire as a form of knowledge. Atmospherically concentrated landscapes of great intimacy evolve within the framework of her sets and environments, landscapes into which the viewer feels compelled to immerse himself almost literally.
In her new video Holding Rays, five protagonists self-touch and touch each other in a half unveiled narrative that remains open, as does the true nature of the objects that appear repeatedly in the video. While prosthetic digits touch the body, tools of indeterminate function pose questions along the flesh.
Favreau is presenting her video in Künstlerhaus Bethanien in the context of a spatial environment – in combination with photographs and sculptures that make direct reference to the aesthetic language of the video.