Anywhere but Here 

solo exhibition at Listasalur Mosfellsbæjar, Iceland, 2022
in-between inside of me, installation of two portals and seven movable sculptures, 2022
subconscious diaries, series of digital collages printed on random drawings, 2020-2021

“Everyone has memories of adventures within the mind, strange and pleasant memories, but not everyone is aware of adventures within the mind when they happen.” 
Agnes Martin, Writings, 1991

behind the portal, a glass piece covers a photograph

Sometimes, we disappear, wrapped in our own head, travelling through memories and dreams. The body present in space, the mind and heart somewhere not to be found; there, past, present and imagination come together. When coming back, almost everything is forgotten, though a vague but deep feeling remains.

Deep inside of us, our subconscious world is alive, thriving on its own peculiar rhythm. Some might define it as being a chaotic realm but what if “In all chaos there is a cosmos, in all disorder a secret order.*”?
*The Archetype of the Collective Unconscious - Collected Works of C.G. Jung

Anywhere but Here is an attempt to grasp and materialise my own mental and subconscious imagery. 

Claire Paugam © 2024