Canada : Geneviève Cadieux
"The sole law of abandonment, like that of love, is being at the point of no return and of no recourse."
In moving away from representations of the human body, my work has come closer to speech, as well as to the origins of language and of gesture - these are more abstract loci of the image. As this process has unfolded, landscape has, curiously, emerged as synonymous with the body.
The Portrait of the lone tree is "off-time." The space of the image, coupled with the space-time of the wind, invisible and immaterial, creates an allegorical place where the meeting of presence and absence is played out. This allegorical place could also be called the whiteness of the image.
Montréal, September 2000