Nona. Decima. Morta. is a project inspired by the roman Parcae myth: 3 sisters born from the Night, spinning time to the rhythm of change.
Nona, the spinner, creates and holds the thread of human destiny.
Decima, the measurer, unwinds and measures the thread of life with her rod, placing it on the spindle.
Morta, the inevitable, cuts the thread, inevitably ending every mortal’s life.
For Island, Eva de Chabaneix, Pauline François and Ethel Lilienfeld present 3 exhibitions, inaugurated each week such as 3 acts.
Seizes us from within, turns towards us.
The door is half-open, she hesitates on whether or not to enter. Nona draws out the first thread of the exhibition from a semi-slumber, where strange paintings seem to take a life of their own.
The shower has passed, night has fallen, it takes all sorts to make a world. An inventory of fixtures is needed. This second act meanders through the intimate and trips between existential questions and lightness of heart.
Walks on her tip toes, a pair of scissors in her hand.
Plunges the spectator into blurry light.
Eyes closed, arms held out ahead, she is on the edge.
For her last card, her sight seems to have changed, all becomes clearer.
As she wakes, she cuts the thread.
Fabienne Audéoud lives and works in Paris after a dozen years in London and a two years residency at the Jan van Eyck in Maastricht.
It’s after an M.A. in fine art at Goldsmiths that her work, until then mostly musical, focused around contemporary art practices and developed in the 90’s British art scene. It is concerned with power relations, in particular within langage, gender and representational issues. Humour is important as well as the notion of performativity, as theoretical and practical approaches to find and/or create spaces where the artist can intervene.
Her collaborations with John Russell and her solo work include video, performances and paintings and was shown in solo and group shows in independent spaces and institutions including: at the ICA, Camden Art Centre, South London Gallery, V&A Museum, Tate Gallery, Gaswork, Eastside Projects and Ikon Birmingham, Milton Keynes Gallery, Modern Art Oxford, Bluecoat and Tea Factory Liverpool, Karst Plymouth, Intermedia Gallery Glasgow, Ormeau Bath Gallery Belfast (UK), Sotheby’s, White Columns and Maccarone (NY), Bregenzer Kunstverein, Kunsthaus Graz (AT), Serralves Porto (PT), Art Projects Dublin, Tulca 2017, Galway (IE), CA2M, Tapiès Foundation, MACBA (SP), Moderna Museet and Konstakuten Stockholm (SE), Komplot (BE), Bergens Kunstforening (NO), Vilnius CAC (LT), BAK Utrecht, Smart Project Space Amsterdam Marres Art Centre Maastricht (NL), Museo Universitario del Chopo (MX), Fri-art Fribourg (CH), Petit Palais Paris, Confort Moderne Poitiers, Treignac Project, Sharjah Art Foundation (UAE), Triangle, Marseille, La Salle de bains, Lyon, La Villa du Parc, Annemasse, Villa Arson and La Station, Nice, (FR)…
In October, alongside her solo show at Island, she will be included in large scale exhibition on the French art scene “Future, Former, Fugitive” at the Palais de Tokyo, as well as in Avant Première (with Tonus) and Bienvenue Art Fair (with Le Confort Moderne) Paris.
She will be part of the group show “Future, Former, Fugitive” at the Palais de Tokyo in Octobre 2019, and will present a solo show at Island Brussels.