made in isolation // part 1, 2020
made in isolation // part 2, 2020
Breathing Out Anxiety
« I wish I could say that I continued to create when the lock-down started – but that is not true.
It took me time to recreate some form of routine, quite a lot of time actually.
But I got there.
When my hands and mind were ready, I took some threads and beads. I threaded one bead, then another, then another and another. I continued without really thinking – it seemed like another form of breathing, it just happened.
It is only when I got a few shapes created by beads and threads that things came together. »
Leaving My Room, 2020
« I breathe
But sometimes I feel like I can’t breathe
So I seek out the trees
Out in the open
To heal and communicate
With no words. »
Inspiration: The masks made during the pandemic (made in isolation part 1 & 2 and Leaving My Room) are snapshots of the process of coming to terms with one of the overwhelming, intense, challenging and global change that the world is facing now.
Artist Bio: Agathe Leroy is an artist based in Tiohtià:ke/Montréal. She grew up in Hong Kong in a French and Russian household. From a young age, Agathe questioned herself about her identity, particularly her cultural identity. This quest translated in an interest for narration. Growing by questioning herself and her place in narration is an integral part of her artistic practice. The tensions between a narration and a context provoke questions, and the questions are investigated in a tangible manner through materials. Primarily interested in fibres and textile, she also works with drawing, print-making and more recently in video production. Agathe is also very interested in psychology, anthropology and education which are subjects that heavily influence her practice. She is currently completing her BFA in Studio Arts at Concordia University.
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