Across video, animation, collage and installation, Naïmé Perrette creates multi-layered spaces to cluster subjectivities in relation to social values and their representations. She calls attention to emotional paradoxes, the profundity in the practical and the inconsistencies of idealism.
Her current research looks at the establishment of new ecosystems, natural phenomena, territorial representations and the interferences between them. She focuses on artificial islands' narratives that embody the human desire to project new rules and control living growth.
In both the time-based and printed work, Projection is key as a technique, concept and metaphor. Whether ink or coloured light, Perrette tests ways physical surfaces catch, reflect or contain our images. What is aspiration? What is a landscape? What are maps? After covering this ground with her we are tasked with considering the ungodly power of extreme cartography. In the wake of perspectival shifts where is the citizen? What of the sensing individual self in relation to global politics? If all surfaces are surveyed, if utopias are elusive and isolationist tactics are elitist, where to locate oneself? How do our cast dreams merge with, become consumed by, and exceed the desires and plans of others?