Mimosa Echard: Sporal

“Find a lover through getting lost inside a unicellular dream. … Listen to flowers, music, and break the waters of a seahorse. Get wetter and wetter and wetter and wetter…”

Mimosa Echard’s solo exhibition Sporal at Palais de Tokyo ended at September 4, 2022. The open-source video-game accompanying the exhibition can be downloaded via www.sporal.net.

The image shows a large room with two curtain-like objects hanging from the wall. The room is tinted in rose light. It is an installation view of the exhibition 'Spiral' by Mimosa Echard at Palais de Tokyo in 2022.
Mimosa Echard, Sporal, installation view, Palais de Tokyo, 15.04.-04.09.2022. Photo : Aurélien Mole.

Review
Mimosa Echard. Sporal
April 15 – September 4, 2022
Palais de Tokyo, Paris

Audio Drops.

“We could call it love … Or maybe I just fuck the shut up
And you come and find me.”

Pictorial hallucinations. Visual ecstasy out of lace, stone fragments, comic scenes, plants, satellite images. A collaged wall.

A digital animation begins projecting on the fabric. A micro-biological landscape: enhanced drops, spurs, pistils.

“Come and find me.” (Here?)

Vastness. Pre- and after history, Alpha and Omega. A window fragment in the wall. Space sounds. A feeling of Security. [We all want love, non?]

“The only thing I can accept from a stranger are compliments. … Planet earth is constantly decomposing and recomposing on the surface … Take some of my oil if it’s not too much for your swiftly bleeding heart.”

Cosmic wisdom, or: get lost in the meta-/universe.

The image shows a composite object of a plastic container, rose paint and various other objects out of plastic. It is an artwork by the artist Mimosa Echard.
Mimosa Echard, À ma seule cellule, 2022. Courtesy of the artist and Chantal Crousel, Paris.

An abandoned camp-site of rolled pillows. Signature Mimosa Echard: pastel colours, glitter, black and neon pink; vacuumed pills, tulle and plastic, junk aesthetic. Let’s have a party in this second universe.

Rainfalls of pearls. Broken threads [and dreams], a hallucinatory retreat, between childhood/girlishness and future. And always this rose complexion.

“Repulsion so often means attraction.”

Living materials, it seems. Matter-ials. Meta-real. Mimosa Echard’s practice is characterized by incorporating natural materials such as flowers and seeds into compositions of fabric, pearls, plastic, make-up and paint. With Sporal she embraced the digital.

A dildo is a nose is a Duchamp. Champion the readymade.

I think this is the Louise Bourgeois of the 21st century.

The image shows a large room with a curtain-like object hanging from the wall. It is an installation view of the exhibition 'Spiral' by Mimosa Echard at Palais de Tokyo in 2022.
Mimosa Echard, Sporal, installation view, Palais de Tokyo, 15.04.-04.09.2022. Photo : Aurélien Mole.

You can find more information on Mimosa Echard on the website of the Palais de Tokyo, via Galerie Chantal Crousel, as well as the artist’s Instagram-account @mimosaechard.

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