Relation(s)

Relation(s) — 2009.

Mixed media.
Unfolded: 280 × 8 cm (110 × 3 in).

As an answer to Spinoza's question “What does the body can?”, this foldable piece represents different aspects — psychic as physical — of the body that connect us to the world, to others and to oneself.

The superimposed phrase — excerpted from a poem written by Freud for his friend Fliess, whose wife just gave birth — is about forming unity in the spirit when the body is disintegrating during lifetime.

Lucile Bertrand - Relation(s)

The piece can be folded and unfolded in many different ways.

Lucile Bertrand - Relation(s)

The piece can be folded and unfolded in many different ways.

Lucile Bertrand - Relation(s)

Lucile Bertrand - Relation(s)

The measurements are indicated in cm and ft.

Lucile Bertrand - Relation(s)

Lucile Bertrand - Relation(s)

Que s'unisse dans l'esprit, ce qui,
dans le changement de la vie, se désagrège.
Freud.

Lucile Bertrand - Relation(s)

Detail with fur, plaster,
sand paper and silk.