"We've got an ox on our tongue," says sociologist of science Bruno Latour when audiences at his colloquia clam up. "Let's get rid of the ox."
So: an ox on the tongue, as the exhibition title puts it, or the impossibility of expressing one's thoughts and feelings. ORLAN's title is a sly dig, a summons to talk and discuss.
From 1 June to 25 September ORLAN will be showing a new, site-specific installation in the Chapelle de l’Oratoire at the Musée des Beaux-arts of Nantes. She'll be transforming the venue into a free speech forum focusing on terms which, right now, can speed thought up: Le tout monde, dérèglement, cellule souche, athée, phagothérapie, surfemme, empêchement, action, trouble, symbiotique, dire, sensualité, collectif, singularité, escronomie, appartenance, consentement, responsabilité, discordance, radioactivité.