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Laurie Charles

Born in 1987

Lives and works in Brussels.

Laurie Charles is a visual and textual storyteller, she writes and paints on large webs of speculative narratives.

She makes videos where she mixes folklore, human sciences, stories and stories of history with a feminist perspective. Each project is an opportunity for in-depth research into

which she brings together scattered elements in a fictional narrative.

Due to changes in her own body (autoimmune disease) she a for some years developed a work of self-fiction. She thus undertook to rewrite an alternative history of medicine to that which has been engraved where it is a question of care, de cycles, of ecological disaster, of healing.

In her painted textile works, she represents the invisible part of the living (cellules interiors of the body, arteries, veins and microbial materials) and explores these representations from inside the body in a caricatural way, exaggerated, pop and immediately recognizable. These domestic sculptures are part of his artistic practice as props ready for a movie shooting or performance, and they provide the backdrop for background for unlimited potential scenarios. His way of working is inextricably linked to his way of life, because staff is also political. 

His work was recently shown at the Salon de Montrouge - Montrouge, Terzo Fronte – Rome, Wiels – Brussels, Efremidis Gallery – Berlin, Grazer Kunstverein – Graz, CIAPKunstverein – Hasselt, 1646 – project space for contemporary art – La Haie, Nanjing International Art Festival – Nanjing, Beursschouwburg – Brussels, Komplot – Brussels, and Le Police station – Paris.

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Photo credits: Victor Pattyn

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