The CAC – la synagogue de Delme invites you to the open studio of Louise Siffert on Wednesday 28th November at 6.30 pm at 10b rue des cigognes, Lindre-Basse.
Louise Siffert’s work is rooted in contemporary management theories, workplace wellness and the corporate coaching typical of start-ups and the service industry, as well as in burlesque performance, the one-woman show, the baroque aesthetic and the New Age. Her performances present characters that are hybrids between manipulative guru, reassuring coach and living sculpture who, by overexploiting their language and behaviour codes, produce a feeling of discomfort that reveals the imperceptible violence and alienation at play in today’s working world.
While doing her residency in Lindre-Basse, Louise Siffert wishes to take advantage of this period to work on writing a short fictional film based on Baltasar Gracián’s book The Art of Worldly Wisdom(1647), a manual for those who wanted to succeed in the society of its day. This is another text that is used in management today. It contains a performative, self-sufficient and persuasive dimension that the artist wants to exploit in a new film, for which the Lindre-Basse studio will serve as a rehearsal room, set and sculptural apparatus. The open studio will offer a chance to see how this project is progressing, and speak to the artist about this new phase in her work.
The artist residency programme is organised by the CAC - la synagogue de Delme in collaboration with the Lorraine Regional Natural Park and the Commune of Lindre-Basse.