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Anne-Flore Cabanis I Visual

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After a preparatory training with the artist Annette Huster, Anne-Flore Cabanis followed the workshops of the artists Bernard Piffaretti, Sylvie Fanchon, Dominique Figarella (P2F workshop) and Philippe Cognée at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts de Paris from which she graduated in 2007. Since 2001 she has been drawing a random pencil drawing on paper. This writing follows simple rules: a line drawn by freehand that does not cross and whose angles are always right angles. The result is organic and suspends attention in an introspective floating. After the experience of a study trip to Brazil in 2005, she translated this language into space by making it take different forms: performances, sound pieces, in situ sticking with adhesive tape and volume installations of tight lines.

Anne-Flore Cabanis' in situ interventions play with the architecture of private or public places. By breaking a visual silence, they reveal the presence of selected invisible movements. The artist creates apparitions and disappearances of lines and colours that open a reading, give a direction, propose a moment of reflection on the circulation of the body, the gaze or the thought.

She made her first in situ adhesive tape bonding during an exhibition in Terminal 5 of JFK Airport in New York in 2004. Her projects have recently led her to work at the CENTQUATRE-PARIS, in the Ixelles district of Brussels in Belgium, in a college in Aubervilliers (93), at the Metz station, at the Filature (Mulhouse's national stage) and abroad in Taipei, Taiwan. Anne-Flore Cabanis lives and works in Paris.

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