x-rays, paper, threads
Artist Statement about work
Web words, palimpsests and new technologies like numerical treatment and embroidery, laser cutting and engraving, inspire this work.
This work proposes a back and forth through time, autopsy of a computerized world, where words blend and disappear on a recycled radiographic media.
Brigitte Amarger is a Paris-based visual and textile artist.
Since 1978, her work has been exhibited internationally in art spaces and museums, included in private and public worldwide collections, featured in publications and received numerous distinctions. She works predominantly with the mediums of medical imagery, handmade paper, hot glue, textile, luminescent and reflective materials. Her practice includes textile and numerical techniques, laser cutting and engraving, photography, painting and explores themes of nature, light, writing, memory and human being. She wonders about the traces left by time, engraving in filigree texts or laces on X Ray film and paper where layered patterns project shadows and blur the line between reality and imagination, accentuated by the diaphanous and ghostly transparency that these materials deliver. Sensitive to ecological issues, she finds in her artistic practice a double direction, highly symbolic: create artworks by recycling discarded materials.