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Un boeuf sur la langue

ORLAN

1 june to 25 september 2011

"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.

«Trame interne du tissu externe», jet d’encre sur velours, dimensions variables, 2011 © ADAGP/ORLAN «Trame interne du tissu externe», jet d’encre sur velours, dimensions variables, 2011 © ADAGP/ORLAN